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Topic: Apple TV

Apple wants subscription TV service to include live local broadcasts, content rights remain roadblock

05/22/2015, 09:05 am

The main hold-up in Apple launching a subscription TV service is content rights, with a new report on Friday saying the company could again face delays as it seeks to include live, local network television stations.


Carl Icahn remains convinced Apple will build television set, despite report of project's demise

05/19/2015, 02:05 pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn argued in a Tuesday TV interview on Tuesday that Apple will indeed make and sell a television set, despite a new report claiming that the company abandoned the project over a year ago.


Piper Jaffray abandons hope for full-fledged Apple television, remains bullish on AAPL stock

05/19/2015, 10:05 am

Longtime Apple television proponent Gene Munster threw in the towel on Tuesday, telling investors that he no longer believes the company has a big-screen set in the works, based on the latest rumors.


Apple reportedly iced plans to build television set, looks to debut new Apple TV at WWDC

05/18/2015, 08:05 pm

Countering recently voiced expectations from activist investor Carl Icahn, a report on Monday claims Apple had plans to release an ultra-high-definition television set by 2016, but abandoned the idea more than one year ago.


Apple TV gets new channels in Australia, Europe and Japan

05/12/2015, 05:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday added new app channels for several countries with Apple TV support, including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.


This week in AppleInsider: 12.9" iPad Pro details, Beats Music woes, AppleBot & more

05/09/2015, 12:05 am

This week saw a number of details emerge about Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad, a new Apple TV, and Web search. The company's efforts to relaunch Beats Music appeared to be running into roadblocks however, with word of incomplete deals, and even probes by two U.S. government agencies.


'CBS Sports' & 'USA Now' channels come to Apple TV [u]

05/05/2015, 10:05 am

Apple continues to gradually expand the channel options available on its Apple TV set-top box, with both "CBS Sports" and "USA Now" automatically arriving on second- and third-generation devices on Tuesday.


Apple TV remote control to get touch pad when new version launches in June, report says

05/04/2015, 07:05 pm

According to a report on Monday, the Apple TV isn't the only piece of hardware in line for a redesign this year, as the device's long-in-the-tooth remote control is now expected to come with a built-in touch pad.


YouTube app vanishes from older Apple TV models, latest version unaffected

05/04/2015, 11:05 am

The YouTube app has disappeared from many second-generation Apple TV units, users noted on Monday, with both the home screen icon and references to the app in Settings vanishing overnight.


NBC Sports channel unexpectedly disappears from some Apple TV boxes

05/01/2015, 02:05 pm

In the midst of the NHL playoffs and hype for the Kentucky Derby, a number of users have found that the Apple TV channel to stream those events, NBC Sports Live Extra, has unexpectedly disappeared from their set-top box.


Time Warner CEO 'pretty confident' Apple subscription TV service in development

04/29/2015, 03:04 pm

Speaking during a Wednesday financial results call, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he is "pretty confident" Apple will be launching a subscription streaming TV service in the near future, callling the company "very forward-thinking about television."


Tim Cook hints Apple could be a part of 'major changes in media'

04/27/2015, 06:04 pm

The launch of HBO Now on Apple devices has been a big hit for both companies, and could hint at a major role for Apple in the future of cable cutting, CEO Tim Cook said on Monday.


Apple TV gains NBC Sports Live Extra channel amidst NHL playoffs, Kentucky Derby

04/27/2015, 01:04 pm

Exclusive NBC Sports content, including the NHL playoffs and this week's running of the Kentucky Derby, is now available on the Apple TV with a new dedicated channel.


Comcast will end efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable - report

04/23/2015, 03:04 pm

Facing scrutiny from the U.S. government, Comcast will apparently drop its plans to acquire competing cable operator Time Warner Cable, it was revealed on Thursday.


Apple halves revenue share to 15% for Apple TV apps - report

04/13/2015, 02:04 pm

In what could be a bid to entice content owners, Apple has reportedly agreed to take just 15 percent of revenues earned through subscriptions on the Apple TV, rather than the 30 percent cut it takes from its other digital storefronts.


HBO Now on Apple TV highlights hypocrisy in Apple's 'no porn' rules

04/11/2015, 12:04 am

With the much-hyped debut of HBO Now, Apple has once again chosen to look the other way as one if its major partners leverages iOS and the Apple TV to distribute adult content -- a courtesy the company still refuses to extend to other developers.


Disney reportedly pressuring Apple to accept more channels for rumored Internet TV service

04/08/2015, 06:04 pm

A report on Wednesday claims negotiations over a rumored Apple-branded over-the-top TV service recently escalated, with Disney now pushing for that a bulk of its channels be offered as part of the deal.


Apple's Jimmy Iovine played key role in securing HBO Now deal

04/07/2015, 01:04 pm

When HBO CEO Richard Plepler chose to speed up the rollout of the company's new standalone streaming service and went looking for a launch partner, one of his first phone calls was to entertainment industry legend turned Apple executive Jimmy Iovine.


HBO Now streaming subscription channel launches on Apple TV, iOS App Store

04/07/2015, 11:04 am

HBO's cable-free subscription service, HBO Now, launched with a free trial on the Tuesday with a new dedicated Apple TV channel and an app on the iOS App Store , ahead of this Sunday's hotly anticipated premiere of "Game of Thrones."


Roku updates set-tops & mobile apps with features like voice search, Roku Feed

04/06/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple TV competitor Roku today updated its streaming media set-tops and companion mobile apps with new voice search functions, access to a content discovery system dubbed "Roku Feed," and faster hardware in the case of the Roku 2.