We noted in the past how odd it was that AT&T blocked something like the place-shifting Sling Player from the iPhone, but allowed
place-shifting streaming TV apps from partners like MLB.com. So it was worth highlighting that, recently, AT&T changed its mind and began allowing Sling, though in the announcement
, it claimed that Sling worked with AT&T to make changes to the app to make it okay. Apparently, no one ran that bit of PR by Sling, who quickly spoke up to say it simply wasn't true
"We didn't change anything... AT&T never discussed any specific requirements with us."
Perhaps what actually "changed" was the fact that the FCC has become interested
in AT&T blocking apps in anti-competitive ways... Funny that AT&T didn't mention that part.