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Topic: Apple TV

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Next-gen Apple TV will not initially support 4K streaming, report says

04/05/2015, 08:04 pm

Industry watchers expect Apple to release a next-generation Apple TV set-top streamer later this year with a slew of upgrades, but the device might not support 4K high-definition content as some anticipated, according to a report published on Sunday.

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Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and infrastructure for rumored streaming TV service

04/01/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple is laying the the cost and responsibility of streaming infrastructure on TV networks participating in its upcoming subscription Internet TV service, according to industry executives quoted in a Wednesday report.

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Apple has not approached Comcast about Web television deal

03/27/2015, 04:03 pm

Amid rumors of an Apple branded streaming television service, Comcast asserts it has not engaged in any discussions with the company about licensing NBCUniversal content to air alongside programs from potential partners ABC, CBS, Fox and more.

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Apple TV adds CNNgo for live and on-demand news video

03/25/2015, 04:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday silently updated the Apple TV with another app channel, CNNgo, to provide users with live and on-demand video from the news network.

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Apple TV app lineup expands with TED, Tastemade, Young Hollywood

03/24/2015, 10:03 am

Amid reports of a major hardware and software refresh coming later this year, Apple on Tuesday added three more app channels to the current-generation Apple TV: TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood.

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Netflix flips switch on streaming services in Australia and New Zealand, lands on Apple TV

03/23/2015, 11:03 pm

Netflix on Monday debuted its streaming media services to markets in Australia and New Zealand, with official subscription access rolling out on a variety of platforms including Apple TV.

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New Apple TV with App Store would enter Apple into $35 billion home gaming market

03/23/2015, 11:03 am

With software sales for traditional game consoles and PCs projected to reach $35 billion this year, one analyst believes a new Apple TV with a dedicated App Store could have a noticeable impact on the company's bottom line.

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Apple to reveal new Apple TV with App Store, Siri & A8 CPU at WWDC in June - report

03/20/2015, 10:03 am

Apple is planning to take the wraps off of a brand new Apple TV set-top box, featuring Siri integration and support for a native App Store, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report.

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Sony Vue streaming TV service launches on PlayStation in select markets, coming soon to iPad

03/19/2015, 11:03 am

Sony's new Internet-based streaming TV service Vue is now available on PlayStation consoles in select markets, and will be coming soon to Apple's iPad, as cable cutting options available to consumers continue to grow.

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Apple's subscription TV service predicted to cost below $40 to compete with cable providers

03/18/2015, 02:03 pm

With Apple's anticipated subscription television service said to be targeting a price between $30 and $40 per month, one analyst has predicted that the company will come in on the low end of that range, or else risk pricing itself out of the market.

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DOJ could force Comcast to offer NBCUniversal content for Apple's Web television service

03/18/2015, 01:03 pm

Despite reportedly refusing to engage in discussions to join Apple's rumored web television initiative, cable provider Comcast may have no choice but to eventually capitulate thanks to regulatory concessions the company agreed to in 2011 as part of its takeover of NBCUniversal.

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Discovery and Viacom reportedly in talks to join Apple's rumored online TV service

03/17/2015, 11:03 pm

Rumors surrounding Apple's purported subscription online television service are gathering steam, as a report on Tuesday claims Discovery and Viacom are in talks over partnership possibilities, joining other major content providers for what could be a disruptive product launch later this year.

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Apple luring TV content owners for streaming service with promise of more open data sharing - report

03/17/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has reportedly offered to partially open its customer data trove to content owners if they sign on to its new web television initiative, marking a stark turn for the company that has traditionally balked at sharing information with partners.

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Amid rumors of Apple subscription TV service, Sling TV comes to Xbox One, adds new channels

03/17/2015, 12:03 pm

The Sling TV subscription service is now available on Xbox One, and will add A&E, History, and Lifetime later this month, expanding its offerings as new rumors suggest Apple plans to compete with its own subscription service starting this fall.

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