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Sling TV Pulls Support for Channel Master’s DVR+

Sling TV has apparently yanked support on the Channel Master DVR+, a device for cord-cutters that integrates certain OTT content with over-the-air broadcast TV.

As reported by FreeTVBlog, Sling TV sent an alert to subscribers of the change.

“The time has come for us to bid farewell to one of our devices. Soon, Sling TV will no longer be supported on Channel Master.”

Here’s Why T-Mobile is Buying Layer3 TV

T-Mobile wants to do to pay-TV what it did to the wireless industry. It is buying Layer3 TV to help. But Layer3’s model is hardly disruptive. So why buy it? The answer is in Layer3’s architecture and the future of the T-Mobile network.

T-Mobile has announced it will acquire Layer3 TV, a four-year-old pay television company.

Verizon Puts Netflix on Some Fios TV Boxes

Verizon Communications appears to be the latest MVPD to integrate Netflix on its set-top boxes.

Per a support page, spotted this week by Fierce Cable, Netflix has been integrated on three models: the IPC1100P2 and IPC1100P1 (client), and the VMS1100 DVR (pictured).

Consumers Says UX Is Top Feature for Smart TVs, Streaming Players: Study

A solid user experience is a top desire from consumers on smart TVs and TV-connected streaming devices, Parks Associates found its a new “Market Snapshot” study of that sector.

Apple Snares Mixed Reality Headset Company

Apple has reportedly acquired AR headset company Vrvana amid recent chatter that the company intends to develop and launch an augmented reality headset as early as 2020.

RELATED: Apple Pushing Ahead With AR Headset: Report  

Comcast Pulls Remote DVR Scheduling Feature From Stream App

Comcast has yanked a feature from its Stream app for mobile devices and web browsers that enables subscribers to schedule DVR recordings remotely.

The removal of that feature comes a few days after the International Trade Commission issued a final ruling that Comcast had violated two TiVo patents, and a “limited exclusion order” that prohibits the importation of certain DVR receivers and software components.

Channel Master Nearing Debut of Stream+

Channel Master took to Twitter to tease Stream+, a new device that is expected to appeal to cord-cutters by supporting both over-the-top video and over-the-air TV.

Channel Master, which currently targets that group with its DVR+ product line, offered some hints about Stream+ and the timing of its expected debut last week via this tweet:

Didja Loses Set of Digi-Nets for Local OTT TV Offering

Didja, a company that has launched an OTT offering featuring several local broadcast channels in Phoenix and the Bay Area, has hit a speed bump of sorts.

RELATED: Didja Takes Dozens of TV Stations Over-the-Top in the Bay Area  

Bus Photobomb Inspires Sports Meme

If you’ve been anywhere near an internet connection in the last day, surely you’ve seen The Weather Channel’s attempt to film the implosion of the Georgia Dome being thwarted by a MARTA bus that pulled in front of the camera at the most inopportune time.

The Weather Channel reportedly had been camped out for 40 minutes in a perfect spot to live-stream the coming destruction, when this happened:

Report Rekindles Rumor That AT&T Has Eyes for Rest of Otter Media

AT&T is looking to acquire The Chernin Group’s stake in Otter Media, the OTT video focused joint venture that they introduced in April 2014, according to Digiday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the plan.

RELATED: AT&T, Chernin Group To Build OTT Video Services