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Old Mar 17, 2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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ACC and Campus Insiders Launch New College Sports Apple TV Channel




The Atlantic Coast Conference and college sports site Campus Insiders have teamed up to launch a new "ACC Sports" channel for the Apple TV today, offering video highlights, features, and other clips related to the conference's 15 member schools. A separate Campus Insiders tab within the app includes a smaller amount of content from other college athletic conferences around the country.

The channel does not currently offer any live video content, although it is certainly possible such offerings could be added in the future.

Campus Insiders has agreements with a number of college conferences to offer live video streaming of certain competitions in a variety of sports through the firm's website, and the launch of an ACC Sports channel for Apple TV could be a prelude to a broader effort by Campus Insiders that would be able to bring streaming of these events directly to Apple's set-top box.

Today's launch is the latest in a long line of new Apple TV channels introduced over the last months as Apple has worked to rapidly expand content available on the set-top box. New Apple TV 6.1 software released last week makes it easier for users to hide unwanted channels from the main Apple TV screen, helping them manage the growing number of available channels. Apple has also been rumored to be on the verge of introducing a revamped version of the Apple TV, perhaps opening it up to third-party developers to support games and other apps.

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Old Mar 17, 2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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Yet again Apple, let US DECIDE by having a channel/app store. This isn't rocket science.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 10:58 AM   #4
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Great. More useless **** for me to have to hide. Good thing they made it easier.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:02 AM   #5
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outstanding. Def look forward to this one.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:02 AM   #6
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Apple, just make the SDK available to all developers already, please.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:03 AM   #7
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Add the B1G channel too

and a March Madness channel as well.
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Yet again Apple, let US DECIDE by having a channel/app store. This isn't rocket science.
It's just a matter of time, dude. And at least it's easy to hide stuff now.

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Apple, just make the SDK available to all developers already, please.
I'm really looking forward to this, but I bet they won't do it until the platform reaches a proper tipping point.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:07 AM   #9
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ACC live broadcasts are available via Watch ESPN with the addition of the 15 college conference channels within the app.

This just seems to compliment WatchESPN, unless they're going to migrate away from ESPN (which would be great for cord cutters). Hopefully live video is added to the app.


Who cares about "yet another stupid icon to hide," there should be more discussion on the addition of sports that could make it easier for "cord cutters" to watch sports.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:28 AM   #10
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ENOUGH with the worthless ICONS. There needs to be one central place to register these channels with our cable provider too....
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:31 AM   #11
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Alright! Another thing to hide. I'm thankful for how easy 7.1 makes it to hide useless channels.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:34 AM   #12
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Nice, an ACC Channel. Go Wolfpack!
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:35 AM   #13
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ACC live broadcasts are available via Watch ESPN with the addition of the 15 college conference channels within the app.

This just seems to compliment WatchESPN, unless they're going to migrate away from ESPN (which would be great for cord cutters). Hopefully live video is added to the app.


Who cares about "yet another stupid icon to hide," there should be more discussion on the addition of sports that could make it easier for "cord cutters" to watch sports.

cold day in hell before they migrate from ESPN
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:49 AM   #14
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I can't hide all these useless channels fast enough!
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Go Tigers!
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:58 AM   #16
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obviously a new UI/UX is in order. and perhaps the age-old request to have an App Store.

I'd like to see a Sports section with this, ESPN, and maybe RedBull and WWE as app/channels inside.

Maybe a Science and Educational Section...
Youth Section...
News?
Streaming (yeah, I know all of it is streaming)
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 12:01 PM   #17
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Great to see more content being offered for the Apple TV after years of "hobby" status.
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Sweet. Hail to Pitt!
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Add the B1G channel too

I second this
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 12:41 PM   #20
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Yet another channel to block, Apple how about fixing the issue with HBO Go for Charter Communications customers or adding more movie channels like Epix, Amazon Prime (something that everyone wants to be added), Cinemax Go and Showtime Anytime. Seriously, this is like my Sony Blu Ray player from 4 years ago so much streaming video junk but only thing good about Apple TV is they keep the streaming apps to date.
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If this was for a conference I liked, I'd be excited. But it's the ACC...
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If this was for a conference I liked, I'd be excited. But it's the ACC...
Conference of the national football champions, the fighting Florida State Seminoles! Can't stop the chop!



It's great to be a Florida State Seminole!
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 01:33 PM   #23
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There is a world outside of the USA Apple! How about getting some apps in there from other countries:

Being from the UK I would particularly like to see:
BBC iPlayer
ITV Player
4OD
Demand 5
TVCatchup
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I've been using the Apple TV for two years now. Some things:

1) My music library is large when home sharing. Scrolling through music is tedious. They should have a jump to letter option instead of having to scroll through thousands of songs, artists, etc.

2) The UI needs to be updated. Along those lines, the addition of all these icons makes it worse. Why not have the Apple TV somewhat mirror iOS devices. Unite under a singular umbrella.

3) Ability to control the Apple TV from my phone or iPad in the sense of mirror what is on the apple tv to the tablet. That way I could type or move around icons. If not, then improve the remote. It is too simplified.

4) Open up the Apple TV to applications I already use on my iOS devices by adding an app store.


There are a few other things but they encompass everything as a whole.

1) Ability to create my own categories or folders when adding movies to iTunes. I do not want all my own personal movies lumped into "Home Videos."

2) Home sharing on an iOS device doesn't work if you have a large music library yet the remote app sees everything just fine.
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Too bad no ACC baseball as far as I was able to find browsing it for a few minutes.
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