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CBS News today announced the launch of a new ad-supported digital streaming news network, making the service available on the CBSNews.com website, CBS News apps for Windows and Windows Phone, and various connected television platforms. While the Apple TV was not announced as one of those platforms, a CBS News channel is indeed just debuted on Apple's set-top box.
The network features a 60-minute format delivering live, updated news content from 9:00 AM - midnight ET every weekday at launch, and it takes advantage of the interactivity of digital platforms through a unique video player and on-screen interface. It gives viewers the full flexibility within each hour to control what they watch and when they watch it via DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly and across devices.
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Beyond the live coverage with simulcasts of breaking news, the new channel offers a variety of supplemental on-demand content from sources such as CBS affiliates, CNET, CBS Sports, Entertainment Tonight, and more.

Article Link: Apple Adds CBS News Channel to Apple TV
 

burgman

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Sep 24, 2013
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Do you need a cable provider log in information to access this?
More commercials oh boy! Good question I have Directv and don't see the point to use any channel on my Apple TV that is on my Sat programing. I do watch them on my iPad though. Most Network apps suck though.
 

ipedro

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Nov 30, 2004
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I've wondered why over the air broadcast stations haven't offered this before. You can already get them for free so a cable subscription shouldn't be an impediment. They can use the exact same ad supported model that they already use over the air.
 

2010mini

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Jun 19, 2013
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More commercials oh boy! Good question I have Directv and don't see the point to use any channel on my Apple TV that is on my Sat programing. I do watch them on my iPad though. Most Network apps suck though.

Sigh...... How about this:

You can use the Apple TV on a secondary TV in your house and get content without paying monthly for an extra set top box from direct tv.
 

BJMRamage

macrumors 68030
Oct 2, 2007
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I feel we need FOLDERS.

I can have a NEWS folder
SPORTS folder
MUSIC folder

to store all the App/Channels in.
 

Yvan256

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Jul 5, 2004
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I feel we need FOLDERS.

I can have a NEWS folder
SPORTS folder
MUSIC folder

to store all the App/Channels in.

Move to Canada, buddy. Apart from the fixed items I only have YouTube, Vimeo, Crackle, Crunchy Roll and Netflix on my menu.
 

TsMkLg068426

macrumors 65816
Mar 31, 2009
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Probably going to need cable subscription also for this typical Tim Cook in cable companies pockets. And do not care about news how allowing me to access HBO Go on Apple TV.

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When will they add Amazon Prime already the logic at Apple.
 

Deelron

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Jan 30, 2009
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It's a good step, now just work out delivering local stations using OTT delivery so commercials can still work and we'll have a party.
 

burgman

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Sep 24, 2013
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Sigh...... How about this:

You can use the Apple TV on a secondary TV in your house and get content without paying monthly for an extra set top box from direct tv.
Sigh... It's so hard posting on a forum. Don't be sad be happy Minime
 

malexandria

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Mar 25, 2009
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Que the Whining....

whaaa whaaaaaa too many icons whaaaa whaaaaaaaa more useless channels whaaaaa whaaaaa my cable system won't let me watch whaaaaaaaa whaaaaa why isn't there an app store whaaaaaaaaaa cable sucks whaaaaaaaaa...... whhhhhiiiiiiiiine
 

Glassed Silver

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Mar 10, 2007
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I feel we need FOLDERS.

I can have a NEWS folder
SPORTS folder
MUSIC folder

to store all the App/Channels in.

Apple is horrendously oversimplifying structuring possibilities on devices that aren't Macs.
(and I fear that going from Aperture to the new Photos app I'll see this on my Mac as well)

It's so much easier to only have one level of folders, no subfolders, on iOS.
It's so nice to have files in apps, not in independent storage locations, on iOS. (it's gotten a bit better with file management, but the root design is still in-place. Oh and iCloud is not a solution)
It's so convenient to view only one group of contacts on iPhone compared to how Contacts for Mac works. (tick off everything but the one I want... Really?)
Navigating folders in Notes on iPhone isn't very efficient either.
etc...

Glassed Silver:mac
 

BJMRamage

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Oct 2, 2007
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I "tested" the CBSNews channel tonight after finishing Wreck It Ralph.

overall a nice channel. i watched some news. might have been able to do it live but think i was over the regular CBS News (on TV) time.
 

marzer

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Nov 14, 2009
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I, for one, welcome the New World Order!

...no really, I cut the cord back in August. So Bloomberg, ABC News and now CBS News channels on the Apple TV are my main news sources. Keep 'em coming! :)
 

enigma2118

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Jan 7, 2006
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Moar channels! :)

I do like the options, but I actually just sold my ATV2. Figured now is the time I'd get the most $ for it. And it was bugging me lately. Just way too slow, and couldn't play half the movies on my airport usb hd, crashing and restarting all the time, audio and video synch issues all the time. Using a Mac mini now for HTPC, but it's not the best solution when it comes to UI. Too cumbersome.

I look forward to the ATV4. Just feel like we are in an in-between stage here.
 

DaveN

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May 1, 2010
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Moar channels! :)

I do like the options, but I actually just sold my ATV2. Figured now is the time I'd get the most $ for it. And it was bugging me lately. Just way too slow, and couldn't play half the movies on my airport usb hd, crashing and restarting all the time, audio and video synch issues all the time. Using a Mac mini now for HTPC, but it's not the best solution when it comes to UI. Too cumbersome.

I look forward to the ATV4. Just feel like we are in an in-between stage here.

That is funny. You are at the exact stage I am but my jail broken ATV2 is working just fine and I'm debating if I should move it to another TV or keep it in my room. I picked up a refurbished quad Mac mini last week and am trying different options. I loaded XBMC on the mini but I acrually have more channel options on the ATV2. My thought is to use the mini to record a library and then cut the cord.... or I could just start reading more books as I'm really not finding a lot of stuff I want to watch!
 
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