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Sling gets "large" round of venture capital

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Will consumers watch their own recorded TV shows on their cell phones?

San Mateo start-up Sling Media thinks they will, and apparently so do its investors. The private company has just closed another "large" round of funding to help finance the distribution of its product, which enables people to watch shows they record on TiVo or other places on Internet-enabled cell phones.

We don't know the exact amount, but have it on good authority it is a large round. We know they have raised about $15 million over past two years. So given the attention they've received so far, it is probably about time they raised more cash.

Update: Om says it is not a large round; it is a "monster round."


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From: TJ's Weblog
A better Tivo?
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Tracked: January 26, 2006 5:39 PM
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Excerpt: : Couple of heavy-hitter funding rounds for two digital media related companies, one on the broadband content side and other on the enabler side. Heavy.com: Om reports that the broadband content/video site Heavy.com is about to get as much as...
Tracked: January 29, 2006 12:33 PM
From: SiliconBeat
Sling Media raises $46.6M
Excerpt: It's official. San Mateo start-up Sling Media has indeed raised a pretty big round -- to the tune of $46.6 million. The product enables people to watch TV shows on the go, by tapping into programs they record on TiVo or other places. News officially r...
Tracked: January 30, 2006 12:49 PM

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FYI, you linked to a Google cache of the Merc article instead of the article itself.

Dylan on January 26, 2006 3:07 PM
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...because the real article is now walled up in our archives. And since the cache version is out there, may as well point to it.

Matt Marshall on January 26, 2006 3:26 PM
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duh, just go to there website -
the amount raised in second round
is 46 million plus!

TL JONES on February 14, 2006 1:27 AM
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