Unfortunately, it appears that Apple is having a hard time getting content deals for the device.
They say Apple has been unable to cut deals that would let it offer first-tier TV network programs for an à la carte iTunes TV service. That's seen as a key element to launching a revolutionary iTV. Since there also is no evidence Apple has ordered production of panels for TVs, an iTV is at least a year away, according to analyst Paul Gagnon at DisplaySearch, a firm that tracks the television supply chain.
Apple is widely expected to build a new control system for the television which would likely involve Siri voice recognition. The current Apple TV can be controlled by the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Apple's Remote app.