CableLabs Certifies new Sling Media cable modem – and more on the Echostar buyout

Remember the Sling Meda cable modem the FCC leaked in August? Well, now Cable Digital News is reporting that it has been certified by CableLabs. This is according to sources, but perversely CableLabs may have confirmed it has at least been submitted for testing:

A CableLabs spokesman declined to comment, noting that Sling Media had requested the R&D house not disclose the vendor’s certification status.

If there was no product and it hadn’t been submitted for certification testing, then there wouldn’t be any certification status to not disclose. QED.

With FCC approval and CableLabs approval, Sling should be clear to bring the product to retail. (I do love the circular nature of the web – the Cable Digital News article links to my earlier post as an example of the previous FCC reports. Nice to see it was ‘thoroughly detailed’.)

And, in other news, sat down with Sling’s Blake Krikorian to discuss the EchoStar buyout and more. It is a good read.

And I have some more big Sling news – but it deserves its own post.

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