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Two second screen apps to complement March Madness viewing

MarchMadness2011Logo2March Madness is officially upon us.

If you missed the opportunity to fill out the Quicken Loans and Warren Buffet-insured ‘Billion $ Bracket Challenge,’ you will still find it difficult to avoid bracket talk this week.

As we wrote about on Tuesday, there is little need to go outside of the NCAA/CBS Sports/Turner triumvirate to get your tournament fix. Most games will be presented on linear TV across the spectrum of CBS and Turner networks, but every game will also be available to stream via the increasingly impressive March Madness Live.

Still, while access to games will be easier than ever, there are two complementary second screen experiences worth considering: Read more

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Infographic: Slingbox users are watching live sports on the go

sling-media-logo-courtesy-sling-media-inc1In November, we published an infographic from Slingbox detailing how its users Sling. Now, Sling Media has begun publishing a weekly list on the Slingbox blog of the top 10 sporting events and top 10 TV shows being accessed by Slingbox owners and those who use devices and services like Dish’s Hopper, which utilizes built-in Sling technology.

The first infographic is below, and not surprisingly, it shows that people love using it to watch sports. In a recent episode of Bill Simmons’ popular podcast ‘The B.S. Report,’ Simmons rehashes a story about a dilemma he faced: watching his beloved New England Patriots take on the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game or attend his daughter’s soccer game. His solution? Watching the game on the Slingbox app while at his daughter’s soccer game. Problem solved.

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Sling Media releases updated app, announced partnership with Roku

sling-media-logo-courtesy-sling-media-inc1Last week, Sling Media made big waves, releasing SlingPlayer 3.0 and announcing a new partnership with Roku. A new version of SlingPlayer for iPhone and Android smartphones is also available, and an app for Windows 8.1 will be introduced in December. Read more

Infographic: How are people using Slingbox?

sling-media-logoSlingbox, one of the first applications to introduce people to the concept of the second screen, has been going strong for nearly a decade.  In 2005, it was the first consumer product to deliver live TV to mobile devices, and it is still a viable option for frequent travelers and students studying abroad. Read more

Dear Slingbox, please let us help you

There's a second-screen iPad app that allows you to watch any TV network, any time, anywhere in the world with a wifi or 3G connection. Unbeknownst to many social TV enthusiasts, this iPad app has been available for almost a year and the computer app and technology since 2005. While it also requires a $140 box, an MSO subscription and a download fee of $29.99, it's definitely the most impressive "TV Everywhere" and second screen product on the market.

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