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Old Feb 9, 2014, 10:14 PM   #76
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Maybe USA or Discovery. We watch so little TV I can't really say. We would be fine with just picking up a few shows a la carte.
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Old Feb 10, 2014, 12:32 AM   #77
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Old Feb 10, 2014, 10:44 AM   #78
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Internet/TV Provider Channels (basically you add a Channel per your TV/Internet provider and then you can watch LIVE TV or OnDemand or link to DVR all through the AppleTV)

Showtime ?
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 12:03 AM   #79
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Amazon VOD
Direct competitor to the iTunes store so highly unlikely it will ever end up on the Apple TV.

Aereo is iffy also.

Things like Food Network, BBCAmerica etc more likely

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BBC iPlayer
Sky Anytime
There may be contracts etc that are barring those, even for UK folks. Sucks since from what I recall, you don't really get a choice about paying for a tv license. It would be nice if you could get the content however you like.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 06:49 PM   #80
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Why only 3?

But for most flexibility...

Plex/PlexConnect (you can add a masive # of channels this way)

Amazon Player (their streaming, not purchase since it competes with iTunes)

Aereo (local channels)

Honestly, they should license or buy Plex. Then Add an app interface.

Make the search work to provide results across ALL your available services.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 06:54 PM   #81
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 06:56 PM   #82
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Put the slingbox app on it and Ill be happy!
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:18 PM   #83
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1. ESPN - it's probably the only thing i watch and leave on while i get ready in the morning

2. MSNBC - don't watch regularly but still need it from time to time

3. HBOgo - cuz it's badass

$6 bucks each a month or $216 a year for all my viewing needs i'm down do itttttttt
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 09:20 PM   #84
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 09:41 PM   #85
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 06:28 PM   #86
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Bingo!!

Apple should create its own app for the AppleTV called The Horror Network, which would be "all things horror films".

But 3 other Networks to add would be,


AWE TV ( formerly WealthTV )

The Food Network

IFC Network

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Old Feb 20, 2014, 11:15 PM   #87
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The Apple TV has so much potential but it is clearly held up by the greedy content providers. NFL channel would be great along with History channel. You all have some great suggestions, we clearly want to define our won experience and not subject ourselves any further to Time Warner, Comcast etc. By the way I am a cord cutter!!
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Old Feb 21, 2014, 07:47 AM   #88
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The Apple TV has so much potential but it is clearly held up by the greedy content providers.
Well, that's part of it. Another part (e.g., the NFL package) has to do with existing contractual obligations - using the NFL example, DirecTV paid a lot of money some years ago for exclusive rights through the 2014 season, which is why it isn't available anywhere else, ATV, FIOS, Comcast, you name it. But that contract expires at the end of the next football season, so we'll see what happens then.

The trend is in the cord-cutter's favor, but the market is still maturing. At some point, the ability of people to get most of what they want ala carte will drag the remaining providers into figuring out a way to accommodate that or else they will see any chance of profit walking away. In most cases, they control the data pipe connected to your house, so they'll still be in position to capitalize in some way on whatever you're doing.
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