News of Note—Apple, Comcast, Sling TV and Amazon

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> Sling TV has enabled in-browser viewing for Google Chrome. Release

> Comcast said its four-year-old Internet Essentials program has connected 4 million individuals to the internet. The Notebook article

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> Apple has reportedly carved out a $1 billion budget for original programming over the next year, putting it closer to the spending range of rivals like Amazon and Netflix. FierceOnlineVideo article

> Former WGN America president Matt Cherniss is joining Apple as the company continues to ramp up its push into original programming. FierceOnlineVideo article

> Amazon Prime members in Germany and Austria will soon have access to live Bundesliga football and other sports thanks to a new deal with Discovery’s Eurosport. FierceOnlineVideo article

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