* Sling goes mobile
Sling Media has added a mobile component to its TV “placeshifting” platform.
SlingPlayer Mobile, a new software client, supports all flavors of Windows Mobile, including those outfitted for the PocketPC and for Smartphone, the company said. Devices that will support the service include the Palm Treo 700w, the Motorola Q, the Samsung i730 and the UTStarcom PPC6700. The new software will enable those devices to control and view video feeds from televisions connected to the company’s flagship product, the Slingbox.
Sling has yet to release pricing, but said it will disclose that when it formally issues the software sometime in the first quarter of 2006.
* Videotron gets down to business
Videotron Ltee of Canada has integrated its telecom division and has launched a new division focused specifically on the business services sector.
The resulting company, Videotron Business Solutions, will offer business-class voice, data, hosting and video services to commercial customers. The new unit will also offer a wider range of services to small- and medium-sized businesses than its predecessor did, Videotron said.