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Apple TV Updated with CNBC and FOX NOW Channels

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Apple today added two more channels to the Apple TV, delivering financial news channel CNBC and network FOX NOW to the platform.

CNBC offers access to a live stream of the financial channel, as well as on-demand clips from news segments and full episodes of the channels "Prime" content original series. Viewing requires authentication with one of a number of cable and Internet providers. Notable cable companies not available for authentication include Time Warner and Charter.

FOX NOW includes on-demand access to a number of shows from the network, including 24: Live Another Day, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Glee, and more. Authentication through a cable provider is required for full access to content.

Update 7:40 AM: Apple has also added TV2 Sumo [Google Translate], the online version of popular channel TV2, in Norway.

Update 8:48 AM: As noted by The Loop, Brazilian sports subscription channel Esporte Interativo has also been added in that country.

Article Link: Apple TV Updated with CNBC and FOX NOW Channels
 

japanime

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Really wish there wasn't IP blocking on the Apple TV. Would love to be able to access all these channels here in Japan.
 
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JonneyGee

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The deal breaker is the last line of the article. Hopefully they'll break free from cable soon and offer the channels a la carte! As soon as they do, so long cable subscription!!
 
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cyberlocke

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Kick Cable to the Curb!

Until they break from the cable stranglehold, this is moot. Oh well, keeps me from watching mindless crap anyway. Much better ways to spend my time.
 
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rctlr

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I only with the BBC would put iplayer on it, then it's game over for the PC attached to the TV in our household.
 
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iSRS

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More useless updates for those of us with DirecTV :/

Remember when DirecTV was the LEADER in this stuff? The past 2 years or so, I can't remember them adding ANYTHING.

I am seriously thinking of dropping them when my "free" move commitment is up... About 10 months to go, so have time to start testing the netflix/hulu/prime method, plus looking how to authenticate some of these channels.
 
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Rogifan

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The deal breaker is the last line of the article. Hopefully they'll break free from cable soon and offer the channels a la carte! As soon as they do, so long cable subscription!!

Not surprising. If Apple was able to get content providers and big media companies to go a la carte that would be a huge announcement not a silent update to ATV.
 
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Starshadow

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Yeah great news...

Apart from the fact I live in Europe and my Apple TV only has one channel that works, Netflix.
 
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mattopotamus

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The deal breaker is the last line of the article. Hopefully they'll break free from cable soon and offer the channels a la carte! As soon as they do, so long cable subscription!!

Until they break from the cable stranglehold, this is moot. Oh well, keeps me from watching mindless crap anyway. Much better ways to spend my time.

Exactly why most of the apps on the apple tv are useles....they require a cable subscription. Why go through my apple tv when I can just use the VOD feature built into my cable box? The only app I think is better than VOD is HBO GO, but it is also subject to a cable subscription.

These apps (abc, fox, etc) are not going to be offered a la carte anytime soon.

I guess the only benefit is that you can share your cable log in with many people. I probably have about 20 people using my cable log in information.
 
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Yvan256

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Authentication through a cable provider is required for full access to content.
More useless channels for those of us who use an AppleTV because we ditched cable/satellite.

Imagine you buy a small electric car for your daily trips but you still need to fuel your big truck otherwise your small electric car won't start. That's what's happening with all these new AppleTV channels.

It's insane, that's the only way to describe it.
 
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caligomez

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Small steps..

One day, content providers will be confident enough to stream directly to consumers. That day can't come soon enough.. Let's just hope cable companies don't throw a fit and throttle everything and everyone, with the classic "our network can't handle it" excuse..
 
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LV426

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I only with the BBC would put iplayer on it, then it's game over for the PC attached to the TV in our household.

Get an iPhone or an iPad.

Either of these devices can happily send iPlayer content to your Apple TV.
 
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alent1234

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Exactly why most of the apps on the apple tv are useles....they require a cable subscription. Why go through my apple tv when I can just use the VOD feature built into my cable box? The only app I think is better than VOD is HBO GO, but it is also subject to a cable subscription.

These apps (abc, fox, etc) are not going to be offered a la carte anytime soon.

I guess the only benefit is that you can share your cable log in with many people. I probably have about 20 people using my cable log in information.


what if you are married and have a house with more than one TV? rent one cable box and the others buy apple tv or roku and stream the shows instead of paying rent on multiple cable boxes
 
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fixbroken

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When will Apple create a cable registration that activates every app on the device? I'm tired of activating individual apps.
 
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alent1234

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Remember when DirecTV was the LEADER in this stuff? The past 2 years or so, I can't remember them adding ANYTHING.

I am seriously thinking of dropping them when my "free" move commitment is up... About 10 months to go, so have time to start testing the netflix/hulu/prime method, plus looking how to authenticate some of these channels.


comcast supports most of these channels
 
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SD-B

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I find my apple TV rather useless.
I use it simply to show films on my mac, to the TV, but i could do that without the Apple TV anyhow.

Mind you, it was a gift as it was Apple TV 3........perhaps a jailbroken 2 Would have been much better :p
 
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downpour

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I only wish the BBC would put iplayer on it, then it's game over for the PC attached to the TV in our household.

That would be easy enough for Apple, most blu-ray players/smart TV's have it. The BBC news 24 stream would be good too.

What are these Apple TV boxes actually like in the UK? I've been holding off getting one for what seems like forever.

Apple must be releasing a new model soon surely.
 
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k1121j

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Small steps..

One day, content providers will be confident enough to stream directly to consumers. That day can't come soon enough.. Let's just hope cable companies don't throw a fit and throttle everything and everyone, with the classic "our network can't handle it" excuse..


oh they will and have already started adjusting agreements to fit that model
 
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Jsameds

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Thanks Apple, the ATV is now a complete mess because of all these mandatory "Channels"

Give it an App Store now, please.
 
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Robert.Walter

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Small steps..

One day, content providers will be confident enough to stream directly to consumers. That day can't come soon enough.. Let's just hope cable companies don't throw a fit and throttle everything and everyone, with the classic "our network can't handle it" excuse..

They already are.
 
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