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Apple TV (iTV) Will Initially Stream iTunes to the US Only?

Apple TV (iTV) Will Initially Stream iTunes to the US Only?

Posted August 12, 2010 at 1:27pm by iClarified · 4845 views
ComputerWorld is predicting that the new Apple TV (iTV) will initially serve the US market only before expanding to international markets.

Here's their reasons:

1. It helps keep things secret. The more people you negotiate a deal with, the more people know a deal is being made, news then leaks. Apple will initially achieve permissions for its streamed cloud-based media service from a handful of major US names.
2. Steve Jobs loves America. He does. He'll always give the US the best deal. He's a patriot. That's how it is.
3. Broadcasting rights holders. Have you ever tried to release a compilation album? I have. In music you need a contract, a lawyer and must reach so many deals that by the time you get your compilation together you'll be wondering why you ever bothered attempting to in the first place. It is even worse when it comes to TV transmissions: are you negotiating single use? Purchase? Rental? It is dizzying.

Rumors surrounding a new Apple TV (renamed iTV) have been running rampant with the latest predicting a device which offers apps but does away with 1080i video. Hopefully Apple will unveil the new product alongside its camera equipped iPods in September.

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mat
mat - August 12, 2010 at 1:39pm
LOL patriot who sends production to China. CW morons. How my grandpa is going to watch Simpsons in Lithuania ??
Phil
Phil - August 12, 2010 at 1:59pm
Yes, that's Patriotism, he doesn't want Americans working so hard they kill themselves! Send that slave labor to China and let American reap the benefits - thats like the definition of patriotism, isnt it?
mat
mat - August 12, 2010 at 5:00pm
You mean unemployment benefits ? Obviously you can tell diff between killing themselves for working too hard vs. not working at all. Are you from CW ?
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