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  • CBS to 'Probably' Partner With Apple for Streaming TV Service


    It has been recently confirmed that Apple’s rumored plans to unveil a streaming TV service will become the real deal, according to Re/code. Apparently CBS CEO Les Moonves told Re/code at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California that the television channel will "probably” be included as part of a launch partner with Apple. Moonves told Kara Swisher from Re/code that they are very excited during the live interview. According to Moonves,

    “Apple TV is trying to change the universe.” Moonves said, by offering a smaller bundle of TV networks, delivered over the Web, than pay TV providers traditionally sell. Moonves said Apple’s effort was similar to ones that have already launched from Dish Network’s Sling and Sony’s Vue.

    “I think the age of the 200 channel universe is slowly dying. The good news for us, is any one of those groups will need CBS,” adding that his network will get a bigger proportion of whatever revenues those “skinny bundles” generate than it does in traditional packages.
    Apple senior executive Eddy Cue met with Moonves last week to talk about the plans and it wasn’t the first time this conversation took place. It was apparently an ‘ongoing conversation’ about the streaming TV service. Although all of this was confirmed, the Cupertino-based company is not sure when exactly it will launch. Although it was rumored to unveil at this year’s WWDC, we’re not sure that will actually happen if they are looking to incorporate local channels.

    Rumors circulated claiming that the TV streaming service will feature about 25 channels at about $30-$40 a month. Channels noted to take part include CBS, ABC, FX, ESPN, FOX, and others. Would you purchase Apple’s streaming TV service? Share with us in the section below.

    Source: Re/code
    This article was originally published in forum thread: CBS to 'Probably' Partner With Apple for Streaming TV Service started by Akshay Masand View original post