Dave Leaves Sling Media

Dave Zatz —  May 23, 2008


It’s been one amazing adventure after another, but I’ve made the very difficult decision to leave Sling Media for an exciting new opportunity. I’m grateful for having worked with such a talented and dedicated group on a product lineup I care deeply about. Before joining Sling, I was both an ethusiastic customer and blogger – I fully expect that to continue well beyond my period of employment as they continue to innovate (God-box, Cacther, PRO-HD, SlingPlayer 2.0). Sling on!

31 responses to Dave Leaves Sling Media

  1. I’m sorry to see you leaving Sling, I was looking forward to working with you. Best of luck with your new gig at… oh, right, hush. :-)

  2. New co-host of Tekzilla?

  3. Can I have your vacated position at Sling? :)

  4. It has been a privilege getting to bother you on a regular basis. Congratulations on your new gig, and best of luck to you in the future. Here’s hoping your new co-workers are into Call of Duty…

  5. Best of luck on your new endeavor Dave!

  6. Can’t wait to hear where you’re going next Dave….

    Regardless I know you’ll be successful

  7. Gerry Van Zandt May 23, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Congrats Dave – waiting to hear what your next gig will be !

  8. Congratulations and good luck, Dave! It was nice working with you briefly. :-)

  9. Congrats on the new opportunity Dave. Whatever it is and whoever it’s with they will be lucky to be working with you. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

  10. The important question is when does your Sling NDA expire?

  11. Congrats Dave! Looking forward to hearing about your new gig.

  12. Congrats Dave! Hopefully you’re taking a position with TiVo so that I get a good contact :).

  13. Nice. Good timing. Professional.
    Will be interested to see where you land next. Stay in touch.

  14. Ohhh, can’t wait to hear where you ended up, Dave! I hope it’s a similarly cool place!

    P.S. Does this mean that we will have to rely on MegaZone now to get the scoop on the new toys from Sling? I want to know when the mythical Catcher is finally going to arrive, dangit!

  15. Glad to hear you’re moving up in the world (not that Sling is down). Hopefully whatever you turn out is as exciting as what you’ve done with Slingboxes.

  16. congrats. i am sure you are off to bigger and better things!

    as long as ZNF (and giveaways) live on, i’m ok!

  17. Congrats Dave, can’t wait to see what you are up to next!

  18. Hope it’s hot! Congrats.

  19. Didn’t you start with Sling not that many months ago?

  20. did you have to give back your Slingcather? Jk Dave, good luck you do a great job on the Slingcommunity board, they’ll be lucky to find someone as good as you to answer questions and resolve problems like you did!

  21. Best of luck with your new job at TiVo! :)

  22. Not TiVo, though there is TiVo DNA where I’m headed and Shanan played matchmaker. When I’m back east and at the computer, I’ll leave a more extensive comment.

  23. Congrats on the new gig…

  24. So when are you going to be “back east and at a computer” (to tell us where you’re headed)?

  25. Steve, I guess you haven’t been checking Twitter lately… ;) My new home is with Dash Navigation. I’ll get something up on *both* blogs later this week!

  26. I read your twitter almost every day and I missed that- can’t wait to see the blog with the details of what you are doing there

  27. Good luck with your new job. Let us know if you hear anything from your friends at Sling about the TR-50.

  28. Best of luck with whatever comes next. Change can be good–right?–keeps us from getting too comfortable and complacent.

  29. Dave how are you liking Dash Navigation?

    I personally wouldn’t need a subscription if I would go with Dash, because I live in such a small town and would only use the GPS for trips out of town.

    When I do decide to get a GPS I know no of another brand thanks to you.

  30. Stuck in the 70’s June 15, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Heraclitus said, “There is nothing permanent except change”. When a man moves from one job to another, he is making a life change. Perhaps the change is made for an increase in salary; perhaps the change is made to seek more challenges; or maybe it’s made in an attempt to find more fulfillment in his career. Ideally, a change in job is done for all these reasons.

    Now that is has been several weeks after your job change, perhaps you have realized a new dream or found new possibilities in your new position.

  31. Very best wishes.