SOURCE: Flingo

Flingo

August 02, 2011 09:00 ET

Flingo Partners With Syabas to Let People "Fling" Content From Web to TV via Set-Top Boxes

Flingo Is Now Available on 7.2 Million Devices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - Flingo, the leading publisher of applications for the smart TV, today signed a partnership with Syabas, a leading global distributor of digital entertainment solutions, to bring Flingo's open source project, Fling, to Syabas' Popbox and Popcorn Hour set-top boxes. Consumers with these devices can now fling videos and music directly from the Web to their TV. This partnership, adds more devices to Flingo, bringing its total to 7.2 million screens worldwide.

Consumers currently fling thousands of videos and music from the Web to their big screen TV every day. Viewers simply drag a bookmarklet to the browser bookmarks bar, and then browse a Flingo-supported website such as YouTube or Vimeo from a laptop or tablet. The website searches for and discovers the viewer's smart TV. Viewers can then click the bookmark to fling the video to the TV or media device.

Syabas is known for its digital media players and streaming media devices. The Popbox, which easily handles HDMI video feeds, and supports nearly every type of media file out there including 3D, is a great way for consumers to turn their televisions into an immersive multimedia experience. Syabas platforms enable consumers to enjoy a wide assortment of content including, home videos, photos, personal music, movies, internet apps, and game apps.

"It is our goal to provide Syabas' customers with the most simple and innovative way to bring a variety of content to their TV," said TL Lim, founder and president of Syabas. "With Flingo, that is exactly what we are doing. Customers now have the ability to truly integrate the Web and TV experience, right at their fingertips. Flingo is a true innovator, and one that we are proud to work with."

"Popbox and Popcorn Hour have a base of users that are passionate about watching the best content on both TV and the Web," said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "Our fling capability will allow them an easy and fun way to watch and share content. And because Popbox and Popcorn Hour have a true international presence, we are extending our geographic reach as well. We are proud to work with Syabas, and look forward to a longstanding relationship."

About Flingo
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. For more information, go to http://www.flingo.tv.

About Syabas
Syabas is headquartered in Fremont, California with facilities in China, Hong Kong, Europe and Malaysia. Founded in 2001 and started developing software for wired/wireless digital home entertainment set top boxes that are sold around the world. For more information on Syabas and where to buy their products, please visit www.syabas.com, www.popcornhour.com and www.popbox.com.

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