CES: EchoStar's Sling Media targets carriers

EchoStar Holdings isn't wasting any time taking advantage of the new freedom after being spun off from EchoStar Communications and apart from its DISH network sibling. At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said its will sell Sling Media products, including a new SlingModem cable modem, to broadband service providers, such as telcos and cable TV companies, that represent EchoStar's traditional DISH network competitors.

The EchoStar split became official just last week, and the move to create a channel for Sling Media products into telcos and cable firms may reflect the increasing role broadband service providers are playing as home network out-fitters.

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