Channel Master bundles antennas, DVRs for forlorn Aereo fans; AT&T will carry RFD-TV for merger approval

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Channel Master is offering forlorn Aereo subscriberrs a $269.99 "TV Freedom" package that includes an broadcast antenna, a subscription-free DVR and a USB Wi-Fi adapter. Story

> Anthem Media Group has secured initial U.S. carriage for its Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network on Cablevision. Story

> Spring is offering free LTE service to 50,000 students. Story

> The Canadian Broadcasting Company plans to lay off 20 percent of its workforce by 2020. Story

> AT&T has told regulators that if its proposed purchase of DirecTV gets approved, lightly carried rural channel RFD-TV could find carriage on U-verse. Story

And finally... . AMC is in the planning stage of launching new subscription video-on-demand service, one that will not feature its original series. Story