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Fox Sports NL ceases support for smart TV and Apple TV apps

By Julian Clover

Subscribers to Fox Sports in the Netherlands are no longer able view the channel on big TV screens from LG and Samsung and also not on Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K media players.

Previously, its been possible to view the channel, which has coverage of Eredivisie football through apps provided by manufacturers LG and Samsung as well as the Apple TV box. However, Fox will continue to support apps for tablets and smart phones including iOS, iPadOS and Android, it will continue to be possible to stream the content to a TV via Chromecast or Airplay, the process known as casting.

In a statement, Fox Sports said the discontinuation of support for the apps was a result in a change to its online platform.

The move comes at an interesting time, as Fox is currently in a distribution spat with the country’s largest cable operator, VodafoneZiggo. The operator has rejected Dutch live football carriage deal as proposed by Fox claiming it will cost too much because the broadcaster insists that VdafoneZiggo pays for all connected homes, not just the ones subscribing to the sports channel.

Atlanta mayor says Wendy's occupied by protesters will be cleared after shootings; 8-year-old girl killed

By Bradford Betz

After a night of a dozen shootings, including one in which an 8-year-old girl was killed, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Sunday said protesters may no longer occupy the Wendy’s where a police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks last month.

Record-high background checks indicates public fear over 'defund police' movement, gun-rights activist says

By Yael Halon

Firearm-related background checks reached 3.9 million in June, the most since the tracking system was created more than two decades ago, because "people are being hit with a hard dose of reality" amid calls to "defund" the police,​​​​​​​ gun-rights activist Colion Noir said Sunday.