Apple reportedly planning to start 25-channel TV service


Apple is focusing to establish the company in many other things, now reportedly Apple is in talks with content producers to launch a 25-channel TV service before September.

According to The Wall Street Journal this service will be similar to Dish networks recently launched Sling TV and will run on Apple devices such as Apple TV, iPhone, iPad. 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.

The source also states that Apple could be targeting a price range of $30 to $40 per month and probably announcement can be heard in the month of June and launch in September. Few days before Apple had announced a partnership with HBO to bring its standalone streaming offering, HBO Now, to Apple devices months ahead of competition. Actually Apple has already shown off a demo of such a service to content partners in some capacity.

If these things are true then it will be very interesting to see if an offering from Apple will make waves in the relatively young streaming television field. If the proposed September launch date is correct, Apple will be entering the field among fierce competition from the aforementioned Sling TV, which will have had several months to flesh out its service before Apple enters the fray. However, unlike Sling TV, Apple would have control over not just the service, but also the hardware running it, which could give the tech giant a leg up over the competition.

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