Our Journey

Raising the bar for innovation and expectation since day one.

At DISH, we’ve always put consumers first, continually reinventing our industry and ourselves to deliver groundbreaking new experiences for all.

2004 Sling Media

2004

Sling Media Pvt. Ltd. Incorporated.

First Slingbox

2005

First Slingbox launched.

Slingbox showcased

2006

Slingbox showcased in CES; 100K units shipped.

Sling Media acquired by EchoStar

2007

SlingPlayer Blackberry launched

2008

Slingbox HD, Catcher, SlingPlayer Blackberry launched.

VIP 922 DVR with Sling

2009

VIP 922 DVR with Sling, SlingPlayer Mac and iPhone.

SlingPlayer for Mobile Android

2010

SlingPlayer for Mobile Android, Windows, iPad, Sling Adapter.

SlingBox enters Japan

2011

SlingBox enters Japan, India and Hong Kong markets.

Slingbox 350

2012

Fifth generation Slingbox 350 and Slingbox 500 launched.

Hopper with Sling

2013

DISH Network announces integrated “Hopper with Sling” DVR.

Receives award for world’s best DVR and continues to be category leader.

Enters into OEM deal for Cable & Telco pay TV in bid for worldwide market.

Sixth-generation Slingbox

2014

Sixth-generation Slingbox M1 launched.

16+ hardware products launched in 5,000+ stores.

50+ industry awards & grown to 300+ employees.

HopperGo

2015

“HopperGo” launched for DISH Network customers.

SLING TV, the world’s first “live” OTT service, launched.

SLING TV products

2016

India team begins work on SLING TV products.

Sling Media integrated

2017

Sling Media integrated with parent company DISH to create DISH Technologies.

SlingStudio & CameraLink, world’s first portable, wireless video switcher, launched.

AirTV products family (Classic, ATP)

2018

AirTV products family (Classic, ATP) launched.

Earned J.D. Power Award for “#1 in Overall Customer Satisfaction.”

Earned J.D. Power Award

2019

Started DISH Information Technology Delivery Center in India.

Earned J.D. Power Award for “#1 in Overall Customer Satisfaction,” second year in a row.

AirTV Mini launched.

United States retail wireless

2020

Entered the United States retail wireless market.

Earned third consecutive J.D. Power Award.

SLING TV hit 2.5 million Active Subscribers milestone.

AirTV Anywhere launched.