Oddly enough, the Telco is doing the exact same thing as Apple - taking a cut of the fee each month for delivering the channels alone and not developing content.
Well channels are the Apps of broad casting TV. That is why they don’t charge Apple to connect their to the network on top of the user subscription. They also don’t charge websites to let them pass through on the their tubes.
You mistake I guess, is that abstract comparisons of business models are being driven as a justification.
I would say the App Store markets more as a retail service for apps than TV channels. For that matter Apple has Apple TV+. Similar to Netflix. In which case either they make their own shows or license others. They could add third party channels but than probably they should also provide the streaming tube, the means of delivery the entire thing, not just the app no?
Finally, I bet Apple Store sells more apps than the competition given the fact that iOS does not provide side loading facilities. The practice of pushing apps towards subscription leads to stuff that I pointed in my examples. So indeed it’s hurting Customers as it’s hides the actual value of the service ... it’s just customers have not yet realized the hoax. This is the thing of conglomerates, they can leverage different and distinct components
All this because Apple feels entitled to revenues over services not provides And can enforce them through policy. Something that TC seams to be specially interested on as it can be used either to save lives or ramp up value in speculative ways.