Apple plans autumn launch for streaming TV service


According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch a new streaming television service that will launch later this year, at least in the US.

Apple to launch subscription TV with major broadcasters

Apple is already in talks with broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, to have more than 25 channels at launch for $30 to $40 per month, and the service is said to work on all iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, etc) and the diminutive set-top streaming, the Apple TV.

The broadcaster missing from the lineup is NBCUniversal, which is due to a failed project between Apple and NBCUniversal’s parent company, Comcast.

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Apple iPad TV

Apple is already working on subscription based TV services however, as it announced last week at the Apple Watch event that HBO Now will be exclusive to Apple TV, just in time for Season 5 of Game of Thrones. Other companies such as Sling TV and Netflix already offer alternatives to cable TV subscriptions, which are becoming less popular as people find they can get all the content they want just streamed over the Internet.

The report says that the service will launch in the autumn of 2015, which would be around the same time that Apple normally holds its iPhone events.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

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