BREAKING: Major Shake-up At Sling Media: Krikorian Brothers, Hirschhorn, White Leaving

This story was written by Staci D. Kramer.
Little more than a year after its sale to EchoStar (NSDQ: SATS), the co-founders of Sling Media and the top team at Sling Entertainment are leaving the company, has learned. The news is being broken to staff in a meeting going on now. Departing are brothers Blake and Jason Krikorian, respectively CEO and SVP-business development, and Jason Hirschhorn and Ben White, president and chief creative officer of the Sling Media Entertainment Group. The senior executives agreed to stay in place for at least a year following the acquisition, which was valued at $380 million, but we've been expecting one or more to leaveespecially given the entrepreneurial bent. The move comes after a burst of good publicity about the new Sling DVR, iPhone app and back-to-back best of shows at CES and Macworld. More to come

By Staci D. Kramer