- Nov 14, 2011
So basically all this Apple TV buzz (whether set top box or television set) is just that, buzz from wall street analysts who are obsessed with the next thing Apple might "revolutionize". Yawn.
I think thats what Alent is getting at. A simple rundown of how the whole things works, and how Apple is most likely looking at it. (IMO)each production company owns dozens of channels, its not like you have to deal on a channel by channel basis.
the issue is that they will only sell in bundles
And some Cryptic comments by Steve himself. And I mean, it just seems to make sense.So basically all this Apple TV buzz (whether set top box or television set) is just that, buzz from wall street analysts who are obsessed with the next thing Apple might "revolutionize". Yawn.
$99. It's called the "Apple TV" They're pretty neat. I really like mine.More time to keep saving up for one... do I hear any guesses on what these would start at?
And who exactly is going to sign up with Apple to do this? This is pie in the sky and I think Apple knows it, hence Tim Cook referring to TV Asa hobby.Steve's obviously found a way to be better. ITS OBVIOUS and I'm only posting this on this site once.
Can you imagine if you could subscribe to your favorite shows or channels rather than pay for your channels or series of channels, and watch them while they're being broadcast through Apple's TV?
If you miss the show you have any time to access that show (PVR in the cloud).
People who have Apple TV box won't be able to watch live. You need the TV for this feature.
Timeline for TV is dependent on when the broadcast rights can be secured.
if you look at the new google fiber TV package there are lots of missing channels and they are all in blocks. ABC/disney/ESPN, all the Fox channels. CBS is part of it because all the CBS channels are part of the package including Nick.I think thats what Alent is getting at. A simple rundown of how the whole things works, and how Apple is most likely looking at it. (IMO)
I actually don't understand how/if the networks could lose $$ on a Cable-iTunes system. I know I would buy a share of Channels/shows. Wouldn't people like me surely help pick up profits? Its got to be the providers (TW/Comcast/etc.) holding the gun. "sign with them, and we're done"
Ummmm......iterated the company's mantra that it will enter markets where it feels it can create great customer experiences and address key problems. The key problems in the television market are the poor quality of the user interface and the forced bundling of pay TV content, in our view. While Apple could almost certainly create a better user interface...
....right.if you look at the new google fiber TV package there are lots of missing channels and they are all in blocks. ABC/disney/ESPN, all the Fox channels. CBS is part of it because all the CBS channels are part of the package including Nick.
that's they way it works. if someone owns twenty some channels like ABC/Disney/ESPN you have to license them all and in the service tier that they tell you.
and when a provider like CBS adds a new channel you have to add it as well and pay the higher price
Live TV is not the answer anymore, Streaming is where it's at.The current Apple TV is fine, but it would be great if live tv were accessible.
Yes they would...I understand how it works, but would networks lose $$ if they didnt do it that way? .
Don't forget that the TV business is different in every country and being able to come to a solution for the U.S. doesn't guarantee a solution for the U.K. or Italy. And in most countries there's a degree of government regulation in the distribution of TV that isn't there for music.iTunes Music Store was made possible when music distributors entered into distribution agreements with Apple. They didn't do agreements with each artist. That would have been too "byzantine". One notable holdout, The Beatles, waited about a decade to cave.
TV is similar. Apple would have to enter into agreements with distributors. That either means aggregators like cable and satellite systems, or individual "channels". Trying to make deals with each and every production company would be "byzantine".