TWC and Apple TV at WWDC?

otisg

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Definitely a long shot, but I just noticed that Time Warner's current TV deals all end on June 10th. Here's hoping for direct streaming of live TWC to Apple TV without a cable box!
 

brendu

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Definitely a long shot, but I just noticed that Time Warner's current TV deals all end on June 10th. Here's hoping for direct streaming of live TWC to Apple TV without a cable box!
Real long shot but that would be awesome if the price and features were right.
 

otisg

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Well, If anything live TV related is announced, I expect it to be with TWC, since they seem to be very progressive on the matter (see TWC TV for Roku). However, their current offering still is merely a "bonus" service for normal cable box based customers. Roku may be fine with this, but I expect Apple to demand users be able to subscribe via iTunes just like with Netflix and Hulu Plus. I also think they will have their own Apple-designed interface and features, with TWC merely as a backend. That way, if other providers sign on later the user experience will be very similar.

I believe this is all inevitable, but might still be years away.
 

otisg

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darster

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I wish Apple would announce a deal with DIRECTV to stream the NFL package via subscription, without being required to have DIRECTV.
 

sicariis

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I would prefer Apple to make deals with the content creators rather than the distributors. The only benefit I can hope for if a deal is struck with a distributor like TWC is that they can offer that service nationally rather than keep it restricted to TWC geographical footprint. Increased competition is good for consumers and a larger potential customer pool would be good for any distributor with less overhead than a conventional cable plant.

In the mean time, I'll keep dreaming and will let you guys know when the pigs start flying.