Apple TV- By the Channel?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JakeDTS, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. JakeDTS macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    OK so I'm not sure if this idea has been said before or what but it struck me last night what Apple may be trying to do with Apple TV. It stems from the "bbc iplayer" news from a few days ago.

    My main gripe with TV is the constant barrage of stuff trying to be sold to me. So buying a season of a TV show on iTunes is pretty neat in the way that there aren't commercials. Well what if apple/networks sold themselves as a "network" on itunes with like a "network 3 pass" where you could pick any 3(or 5 or whatever) of that particular networks shows and get them maybe a day after they air in standard broadcasting? It may be slightly cheaper than buying the season on itunes or maybe even a monthly all access network subscription?

    My second gripe with cable tv is that our of 1000 channels..nothing is ever really on. Well if i could buy certain networks per month and get all of their shows on itunes we somewhat eliminate commercials as well as buy per channel what we actually WANT to watch. Also it eliminates the floater shows that really do suck but get carried by being put into a great time slot and sandwiched between a couple of other good shows.

    It could somewhat eliminate Cable/Satellite TV or at least force it to change for the better.

    Let me know if anyone else thinks this is where Apple is headed?
  2. bbydon macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2005
    I don't mind commercials so much as paying for 1000 channels i never watch.

    I'd like it if the networks would have there online players so they could play through the apple tv, and we could see it on tv again.
  3. uva25 macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2008
    I got back to my Tivo / Apple TV partnership idea. I think they would be the perfect fit.
  4. JakeDTS thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    If my cable didn't have tivo..I wouldnt have cable. So that would be an awesome idea.

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