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Streaming TV Service From Apple Rumored

Keach Hagey, Shalini Ramachandran, and Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ:

The technology giant is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, according to people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox and would be available on Apple devices such as the Apple TV, they said.

For now, the talks don’t involve NBCUniversal, owner of the NBC broadcast network and cable channels like USA and Bravo, because of a falling-out between Apple and NBCUniversal parent company Comcast Corp., the people familiar with the matter said. […]

Some media executives said they believed Apple was aiming to price the service at about $30 to $40 a month.

Interesting, but I suggest taking it with a WSJ “people familiar with the matter“-sized grain of salt.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015