Posted Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
More details have leaked about the long rumored Apple TV platform.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is finally planning to launch a web TV service. The proposed service will likely offer about 25 channels and the company is aiming for a fall launch.
Rumors of an Apple TV streaming service have been circulating for several years, with previous reports indicating a possible collaboration with Comcast. This no longer seems to be the case, however, as sources now claim that both companies have had a falling out. This means that Apple's TV platform might not support Comcast owned NBCUniversal networks, though it is possible that more negotiations could take place at a later date. For now, the service is expected to include stations from ABC, CBS, and FOX for a total of around 25 channels. The proposed platform will work on iOS devices like the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.
Apple has yet to officially confirm its streaming TV plans, but more details could be announced in June for a target September launch. Early pricing rumors put the service at around $30 to $40 per month. If the Apple web TV platform does become a reality, the company will be joining an increasing number of subscription based cord-cutting services, including Sling TV, CBS All Access, HBO Now, and PlayStation Vue.
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