Chromecast adds Sling TV support; AT&T expects U-verse TV customers to drop

More cable news from across the Web:

> Google has debuted a new version of its Chromecast streaming dongle, which includes support for Sling TV, Showtime Anytime and Spotify. Release

> Sony's PlayStation Vue service has added Epix Hits and Machinima. HD Report article

> Charter Communications and Rural Media Group have struck a new carriage deal for RFD-TV. Release

> One of Media General's largest shareholders has urged the company to back away from its proposed $2.4 billion purchase of Meredith Corp. Variety article

> Fox News led all basic cable channels in average viewers for the third quarter. Deadline Hollywood story

Telecom News

> AT&T said it expects to report positive IP broadband net additions in the third quarter, while U-verse TV customers will drop. Article

Online Video News

> As Advertising Week kicks off in New York, Yahoo, Google and AOL separately gave the multiday confab an OTT-centric push, announcing major updates to their advertising platforms. Yahoo said it has made BrightRoll its unified brand for programmatic advertising, while Google announced two key updates ad features on its platform. Article

Installer News

> A Dish executive said his company's installation partners have no issues with new customer apps that enable Uber-like tracking of technicians. Article

European Wireless News

> Google's latest Nexus-branded smartphones offer hints on the future direction it will take in developing its Android operating system (OS), according to IHS Technology's director of mobile analysis Ian Fogg. Article

Wireless News

> As expected, Google today announced its new Nexus 6P (built by Huawei) and the Nexus 5X (built by LG). Notably, the company said the phones would be available through its Project Fi MVNO. Article

And finally… In his last fiscal year as chief executive of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch made $27.9 million, down 4.6 percent from the prior year. Deadline Hollywood article

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