Apple in Talks With Comcast About Streaming Television Service?

Apple in Talks With Comcast About Streaming Television Service?

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Apple is in talks with Comcast about a streaming television service, reports the WSJ. The service would use the Apple TV set-top box and get priority service on Comcast's network to bypass net congestion, according to sources.

The discussions between the world's most valuable company and the nation's largest cable provider are still in early stages and many hurdles remain. But the deal, if sealed, would mark a new level of cooperation and integration between a technology company and a cable provider to modernize TV viewing. Apple's intention is to allow users to stream live and on-demand TV programming and digital-video recordings stored in the "cloud," effectively taking the place of a traditional cable set-top box.

Apple has been pursing various avenues to enter TV; however, media companies and cable companies are hesitant to let Apple into their market. The company is not yet close to an agreement with Comcast who would need to make major network investments to meet Apple's desired service quality.

There are other issues that need to be addressed as well. Both companies want control of customer data. Apple wants a cut of the monthly subscription fees paid by customers and Comcast wants to ensure that the programming rights Apple acquires from media companies aren't at a level that would cause the service to be priced higher than traditional TV.

Apple was reportedly in discussions with TWC about the service until Comcast made a deal to buy the company.

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Apple in Talks With Comcast About Streaming Television Service?

El Compa - March 25, 2014 at 7:05am
Because this is all we need. A monopolized company with HORRIBLE customer service bleeding over to apple so they can charge customers even more money. SMDH.
Petr - March 24, 2014 at 1:52pm
My Verizon FiOS is very slow with streaming now. Last week I ordered Xfinity. Now I understand, that it was the right move.
Ftw!!! - March 24, 2014 at 2:12pm
That's powerful just like their wannabe coverage, even comparing others are far off than what they expect. T-Mobile has better anything than them.
` NoGoodNick - March 24, 2014 at 12:44pm
` NoGoodNick - March 24, 2014 at 12:41pm
Hey Tony Boney I see ur back here moaning and groaning about our beloved IPhone. Listen you troll fag fu€kster no good feces spouting sheep loving incestual fag. If you are so much in love with Samfag phones explain to me why Chinese always have a finger up their noses. They are always picking their noses in public. I was on a tour bus going to an Indian casino and the bus was filled with 80% Chinese and at least 10 of the 40 had fingers up their noses trying to scrape out bug gars
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