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CBS rejected Apple TV streaming service offer over revenue split

11/03/2011, 10:11 pm

CBS boss Les Moonves revealed in an earnings call on Thursday that his company had been approached by Apple about a potential streaming TV service that would share ad revenues, but the network declined to strike a deal because it prefers to license its content.


Apple testing iTunes Match on Apple TV with iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2

11/02/2011, 09:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 to developers, adding support for iTunes Match on the Apple TV set-top box.


Google TV gaining Android Market, simpler interface with new update

10/28/2011, 12:10 pm

Google on Friday announced that it will issue a major update for its Google TV platform to some devices starting early next week, adding more applications from the Android Market as well as a simpler interface.


NYT: Apple expected to release Siri-powered television by 2013

10/27/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple has reportedly been at work on a full-fledged high-definition television set for years, but the company's recent launch of Siri for the iPhone 4S is believed to be one of the final puzzle pieces necessary for Apple to launch its own TV.


Steve Jobs was 'excited' about an Apple HDTV, but content deals are needed

10/25/2011, 09:10 am

Though Steve Jobs said he "cracked" the secret to building an easy-to-use television set, a true Apple HDTV reportedly remains held up by content providers, who are reluctant to allow Apple to offer subscription-based plans to customers.


Apple issues Apple TV 4.4.2 and MacBook Pro 15" video updates

10/24/2011, 10:10 pm

Apple on Monday issued Apple TV software update 4.4.2 to resolve issues with recent versions of the set-top box's software, as well as Video Update 1.0 for mid-2010 15-inch MacBook Pros.


Steve Jobs left iTunes creator in charge of connected TV initiative

10/24/2011, 08:10 pm

Jeff Robbin, an Apple vice president and engineer who helped create both iTunes and the iPod, is leading the company's efforts to produce a connected TV with integrated search functionality, according to a new report.


Apple television with iOS, Siri & FaceTime seen as $100B opportunity

10/24/2011, 02:10 pm

An anticipated Apple high-definition television set, complete with iOS features including Siri voice commands, FaceTime video chat and access to the App Store, would be a strong product in a massive $100 billion market, according to a new analysis.


Apple building prototype televisions for potential 2012 launch - report

10/24/2011, 08:10 am

As rumors of an Apple television set pick up steam, one new report claims that the company is already building prototype models for a launch potentially as soon as late 2012.


Steve Jobs told biographer he 'cracked' the secret to a simple HDTV

10/21/2011, 03:10 pm

The forthcoming biography of Steve Jobs reveals that he worked to build an integrated, easy-to-use Apple television set, and that he felt he had "cracked" the concept for such a device.


Apple releases minor 4.4.1 software update for Apple TV [ux2]

10/18/2011, 08:10 am

Less than a week after issuing a major update to coincide with iOS 5, Apple has provided another minor update intended to fix bugs for its Apple TV set-top box [updatedx2].


Apple TV gets AirPlay mirroring, Photo Stream, NHL and WSJ Live

10/12/2011, 05:10 pm

Apple released a software update for its second-generation Apple TV on Wednesday offering support for iOS 5 features like AirPlay mirroring and Photo Stream, along with new channels from content producers.


Apple releases iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Apple TV

10/12/2011, 01:10 pm

As promised, Apple on Wednesday issued iOS 5, the next generation of its mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with wireless syncing, iCloud support and the new Notification Center.


Apple TV to launch in Netherlands, Belgium, 5 more countries next week

09/30/2011, 01:09 pm

The iOS-powered Apple TV is set to launch next Tuesday in seven European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.


Apple abandons 99-cent TV show rentals for Apple TV

08/26/2011, 03:08 pm

Apple has removed the ability to rent TV shows from both iTunes and its Apple TV, taking away what was just last year one of the major advertised selling points of the $99 streaming-centric set-top box.


WSJ: Apple working on new video delivery technology for TVs

08/26/2011, 01:08 am

According to a new report, Apple's new CEO Tim Cook faces the challenge of advancing the company's plans for digital video, even as it is developing "new technology" for delivering video to televisions.


Inside iOS 5: AirPlay Mirroring will be its "most exciting feature"

08/25/2011, 05:08 pm

An overview of the new AirPlay Mirroring feature of iOS 5 demonstrates how the new operating system release breathes new life into mobile gaming by taking advantage of wireless HDTV integration via Apple TV.


Motorola purchase may bolster Google TV in bid to unseat Apple TV

08/15/2011, 04:08 pm

Executives for both Motorola and Google made clear on Monday that they intend to take advantage of Motorola's existing presence in the high-definition set-top box space, where the Google TV has failed to gain traction against the Apple TV.


Apple TV update adds support for buying, streaming iTunes TV shows [u]

08/01/2011, 12:08 pm

Apple on Monday updated its Apple TV set-top-box, adding the ability to purchase TV shows from iTunes and stream shows that have already been purchased, and also adding the ability to re-download TV shows through iTunes [updated].


Apple expected to launch 3 HDTV models by March 2012 - report

07/31/2011, 05:07 pm

Apple will likely launch a new high-definition television set in March 2012 with three screen sizes and price points, one Wall Street analyst claims.