One of the most eagerly anticipated applications for the iPhone, SlingPlayer, is supposedly due to come out "any day now," but there may be some trouble on the horizon. According to this post on the Sling Community Site, AT&T has changed its terms of service, and the way I'm reading this it looks like SlingPlayer won't be allowed to do any slinging. Here's the language from the AT&T Wireless Data Terms and Conditions:
"This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services, customer initiated redirection of television or other video or audio signals via any technology from a fixed location to a mobile device, web broadcasting, and/or for the operation of servers, telemetry devices and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition devices is prohibited."
Again, the way I read it that doesn't sound very good.
On another front, Slingbox owners are finding out that some may have to upgrade their Slingboxes in order to take advantage of the new iPhone app.
UPDATE: Looks like the answer is no. AT&T has issued a retraction of the terms in the terms of service.
The language added on March 30 to AT&T's wireless data service Terms and Conditions was done in error. It was brought to our attention and we have since removed it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused