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Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live broadcast TV

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Channels is the first app for HDHomeRun tuners to support timeshifting without complicated plugins. The app begins storing up video when users first tune into a channel, caching up to 30 minutes of programming. Users can also pause live video for up to 30 minutes. Although the app doesn’t offer full-blown DVR, it’s still useful for rewatching a bit of dialog that you missed, or pausing through the first 15 minutes of a show so you can skip all the commercial breaks. The Channels app’s timeshifting features do have some limitations. Most notably, switching channels at any time will immediately wipe out all cached video. – Jared Newman, TechHive

CBS, Dish Reach Carriage Deal After Brief Blackout

CBS and Dish Network on Saturday morning said they reached a multi-year pact for carriage of CBS-owned stations across the U.S. as well as the Eye’s cable networks, coming after CBS pulled its signals Friday night from the satcaster. […] The companies’ announcement did not address whether Dish has OTT rights to CBS programming. According to a source familiar with the deal, CBS will negotiate with Dish in good faith for Internet TV rights if and when the satellite carrier launches an OTT service. Dish has said it plans to launch an OTT service before the end of 2014, having secured deals with Disney/ESPN, Scripps Networks Interactive and A&E Networks. – Todd Spangler,Variety 
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RCA Antenna Aimed Toward HD Cord-Cutters | http://www.twice.com

RCA has begun shipping its Ultra-Thin HDTV indoor antenna, designed to receive free TV broadcasts in both UHF and VHF frequencies […] Two models are available: The first can receive signals up to 30 miles away, while the second enables users located on the outer fringe of a broadcast tower’s range to pick up signals using RCA’s SmartBoost amplified technology. – Lisa Johnston, TWICE Magazine http://ift.tt/1itSkTc