Apple is likely announcing a Web TV service this Fall
Apple’s convergence with the television sector has long been rumored – be it through hardware or a service, it’s been a topic that’s crossed our news desks time and time again over the past few years. But now we’re learning of some (perhaps) concrete information. According to a report out of The Wall Street Journal today, an Apple Web TV service is set to launch this Fall, and a few early details have been made available by the publication.
Supposedly, around 25 channels (including ABC, CBS, and Fox) will be supported at launch. The service is allegedly meant to work across all iOS devices, with the obvious exclusion of Apple Watch, as well as Apple TV and the Mac. The price is set to be between $30 and $40.
Notably, Apple is reportedly not in talks with NBCUniversal because of a rift in relations between the companies, which could turn out to pose a big issue for the ability of this service to perform well.
The service will likely be announced in June and available in September, so we don’t have too long until this information is either affirmed or proven incorrect.
“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.”
–The Wall Street Journal
Source: The Wall Street Journal