Slingbox Users File Class Action Over Unwanted Ads

Law360, Washington (July 13, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT) -- Two men who bought Sling Media Inc.'s Slingbox device filed a class action against the company in New York federal court Friday, alleging that when they purchased the devices to stream television content onto their mobile devices, they never consented to original advertisements.

Customers Mark Heskiaoff and Marc Lagenohl said their devices were free of Sling Media original advertisements until March 17 and that posting ads on the streamed video — which is pulled from a home broadcast, cable or satellite device and sent to the users' phone, tablet or laptop while they're traveling — without prior notice or permission constitutes...

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