Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Apple in talks for other Time Warner-like Apple TV apps

updated 01:27 pm EDT, Thu July 18, 2013

Aims at pulling in fees from distributors

Apple is negotiating with "other big distributors" about Apple TV apps similar to the one it's working on with Time Warner, according to the New York Times. Sources involved in the talks explain that Apple is hoping to collect fees from distributors in return for improving their TV service. For cable providers, the deals would theoretically keep people paying for subscriptions, a worry in an age when services like Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix allow people to be free of cable or satellite packages.

The Time Warner app is expected to let people watch live or on-demand programming from their cable subscription without using a separate, cable-only set-top box. It should address a common complaint about cable boxes, which is that their interfaces are vastly inferior to what devices like the Apple TV and Roku are capable of. The latter, though, have so far been restricted to online-only services.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB thumb drives are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But h ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News