"Oh, and one more thing... we started to prepare VLC for tvOS."
Few details are offered but they did confirm video playback is working.
Finally, some code to build VLCKit for the new tvOS was merged.
It's very early though, but we have video playback! :)
Stay tuned for more updates as developers begin readying your favorite apps for the new Apple TV. You can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS.