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Sling founders head for the exits

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 7:30am
Brian Santo

The Krikorian brothers and two other executives are leaving Sling Media one year after EchoStar bought the company, and right on the heels of Sling’s star turns at both Macworld and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Leaving the company are CEO Blake Krikorian; Jason Krikorian, senior vice president of business development; Jason Hirschhorn, president of the Sling Media Entertainment Group; and Ben White, chief creative officer of the Sling Media Entertainment Group.

In media interviews, Blake Krikorian said the group had fulfilled a promise to hang around for one year after the sale to EchoStar for $380 million.

Sling Media recently announced its SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone and a new Slingloaded DVR (story here).

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