Apple Web TV Service Coming In The Fall?

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Cutting the cord from your cable TV provider is becoming more popular these days, and with services like Netflix and Hulu it’s that much easier. Apple is looking to jump on that train by offering Apple Web TV services this coming fall. Apple is in talks with content providers now to offer about 25 channels on its new web TV service including ABC, CBS, and FOX. The service would of course be available on all Apple devices.

The Wall Street Journal reports that NBC and its properties (USA, Bravo Network, and others) are not involved in the deal because of a falling out between Apple and NBC/Universal-owned Comcast. Apple had been trying to seal a deal with Comcast for Apple Web TV service last year, but Apple dumped the idea feeling that Comcast was not on board with their plan. Apple is now dealing with other content providers to make their service a reality, although without NBC and its properties it could be a challenge to sell to some consumers.

The new Apple service would cost users about $30-$40 a month and is expected to be announced in June with a September launch. It will be interesting to see where Apple and the content providers take this. As stated above, the lack of NBC/Universal programming could be a deal breaker for many users, since NBC/Universal produces a lot of the more popular content out there. What do you think of Apple Web TV service? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

  Source: Wall Street Journal
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