Slacker made two big announcements at CES in Las Vegas this week. The first was that they are now starting to offer college sports in a live stream via ESPN radio. As John from Slacker explains in the interview video above, this is just the beginning for their streaming technology.
ESPN and Slacker have had an on going content relationship since last year. ESPN Radio can be customized by the user where they can drill down to just the content they want, when they want it. Now with streaming they can also use Slacker radio to hear some of the best live streamed sporting events.
Their ESPN live sports streaming started on Monday night with the BCS Championship football game between Alabama and LSU. Slacker hasn’t announced where they are going with this technology officially but it paves the way to custom subscriptions and customized channels from a variety of events. (it could also mean real live broadcasts on TDGN).
In the video we also talk about Slacker’s new partners in Ford’s SYNC and Sonos home entertainment systems.
Finally, off camera, we got a sneak peak at Slacker’s new Android tablet application which was announced later in the week at CES on board Verizon Wireless’ Motorola Xyboard.