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Peacock Has Accumulated 10 Million Sign-ups Since Launch

Thursday July 30, 2020 7:14 am PDT by
Two weeks after its nationwide launch, NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service has accumulated 10 million free and paid users, reports The Verge. "NBCUniversal successfully launched Peacock in Cable's footprint in April, ahead of the streaming service's U.S. nationwide launch earlier this month, with 10 million sign-ups to date," Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts stated during the...
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Apple to Ramp Up Original Content, Considered Buying Time Warner Last Year

Thursday May 26, 2016 5:52 am PDT by
iTunes and services chief Eddy Cue proposed the idea of Apple bidding on media conglomerate Time Warner at the end of last year, according to the FT. The discussions reportedly never progressed beyond the preliminary stage, however, and did not involve Apple CEO Tim Cook or Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. The meetings had reportedly been arranged for the companies to discuss other...
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Apple May Develop Original TV Shows Exclusively for iTunes and Streaming TV Service

Friday January 29, 2016 7:19 am PST by
Apple has met with TV producers and Hollywood studios about developing original TV shows to offer exclusively to its iTunes customers, according to TheStreet. The article comes by way of independent contributor Ronald Grover, a longtime entertainment business journalist who has previously covered the media and entertainment industry for Reuters and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The original...
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Apple Shows Interest in Buying Time Warner Assets for Streaming TV Service

Wednesday January 13, 2016 5:33 am PST by
Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes reportedly told investors on Monday that he would entertain a sale of the media company, and Apple is a possible suitor, according to the New York Post. AT&T, which owns DirecTV, and Fox are also said to have shown interest.Eddy Cue, one of Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook’s top lieutenants, in charge of content deals, has been keeping tabs on proceedings at Time...

CBS CEO: Apple's 'Pressed the Hold Button' on Streaming TV Service [Update: Bloomberg Confirms]

Tuesday December 8, 2015 2:05 pm PST by
Speaking today at the Business Insider Ignition Conference in New York City, CBS CEO Les Moonves made some statements suggesting Apple may have put the development of its rumored television streaming service on hold. "They've had conversations on it and I think they pressed the hold button," Moonves said, referencing prior talks CBS has had with Apple about joining its subscription service....

Eddy Cue on Apple TV: Customers Should Be Able to 'Buy Whatever They Want, However They Want'

Friday November 6, 2015 3:35 pm PST by
Apple executive Eddy Cue sat down with CNN senior correspondent Brian Stelter last week for a two-part interview about the new Apple TV, describing the fourth-generation device as an "add-on for most people," since content providers such as ABC, CNN and WatchESPN still require authenticating with a cable or satellite TV subscription. Eddy Cue's interview with CNNMoney about the new Apple TV ...
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CBS CEO Again Says Network Will 'Probably' Reach Streaming TV Deal With Apple

Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:33 am PDT by
CBS CEO Les Moonves says the network is still in negotiations with Apple over its inclusion in Apple's upcoming streaming television service, reports Bloomberg. In an interview with Bloomberg TV this morning, Moonves said CBS has had conversations with Apple and will "probably" ink a deal with the Cupertino company."Apple is having conversations with everyone about doing their own streaming...
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Next-Generation Apple TV Said to Launch in October for $149 or $199

Sunday August 30, 2015 9:46 am PDT by
Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV will be released in October with a starting price of $149 or $199, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims that Apple will also continue selling the third-generation Apple TV for $69 as an entry-level device, although the set-top box is not expected to have support for an App Store or Siri. The report adds that Apple's much-rumored streaming TV service will ...
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Apple Enlists Networks to Negotiate With Local Affiliates in Streaming TV Talks

Tuesday July 14, 2015 6:40 am PDT by
Apple's discussions with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for its much-rumored streaming TV service are gaining momentum, according to the New York Post. The report claims that Apple has enlisted networks to negotiate with local TV stations on their behalf, and the networks are said to be close to securing those rights with affiliate groups such as Tribune and Sinclair. Networks are reportedly telling...
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Apple Rumored to Build High-Speed Network for Faster Cloud Services

Monday June 8, 2015 6:47 am PDT by
Apple is building a high-speed content delivery network and plans to upgrade its data centers with more of its own equipment in an effort to better compete with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other cloud service providers, according to Bloomberg. The improved infrastructure will enable Apple to provide faster delivery of cloud-based content and services such as iCloud, iTunes and Siri. The...
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CBS Likely to Reach Streaming TV Deal With Apple, Met With Eddy Cue Last Week

Wednesday May 27, 2015 10:31 am PDT by
Apple's much-rumored plans to launch a streaming TV service in the fall were confirmed today at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where CBS CEO Les Moonves told Re/code's Kara Swisher that CBS will "probably" sign a deal with Apple for the network to be included as a launch partner. “We’re very excited about it,” he told Swisher during his live interview on Wednesday morning. ...

Apple's Desire to Include Local Stations in Streaming TV Service Could Delay Launch Beyond WWDC

Friday May 22, 2015 6:16 am PDT by
Apple's efforts to provide customers with live programming from local broadcasting stations in the United States could delay the company's plans to launch a streaming TV service in early fall, according to Re/code. The report, citing industry executives, also claims that Apple has not reached any content deals with TV programmers yet, making it unlikely that the web-based TV service is announced...

Time Warner CEO 'Pretty Confident' Apple Will Launch Streaming TV Service

Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:29 pm PDT by
During a recent earnings call relayed by CNET, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he believes Apple will launch an Internet-based television service and that Apple is "very forward-thinking" when it comes to TV."We think Apple is very forward-thinking about television," he said, noting the computer maker's deal with Time Warner as the launch partner of streaming service HBO Now. "It's no...
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Apple Looking for TV Networks to Bear Streaming Costs for Upcoming TV Service

Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:53 pm PDT by
For its upcoming streaming TV service, Apple is asking its content partners to take on the job of streaming television shows and movies to its customers, reports Re/code. Rather than hosting streaming content itself, Apple is requesting that its partners build out the necessary infrastructure and take on the related costs.Apple is asking TV networks to handle the responsibility and cost of the...

Apple Hasn't Approached NBC Over Content Deal for Upcoming Streaming TV Service

Friday March 27, 2015 12:53 pm PDT by
Over the past couple of weeks, rumors have leaked pointing towards an Apple-branded streaming television service that could include 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month with partners like CBS, ABC, and Fox. NBC and parent company Comcast are not part of the negotiations, and according to a new report from Re/code, that's because Apple has not approached Comcast about a partnership. Earlier...
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Apple in Talks With Discovery and Viacom Over Streaming TV Service

Wednesday March 18, 2015 4:36 am PDT by
Discovery and Viacom are in discussions with Apple to be included in its rumored streaming TV service, reports The Wall Street Journal. The partnerships could see mid-tier channels such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available through the subscription-based service on devices including the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The Wall Street Journal...

Apple Planning to Launch Streaming TV Service Featuring ABC, CBS, Fox and More

Monday March 16, 2015 6:52 pm PDT by
Apple is in talks with programmers including CBS, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service this fall, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims that the service would have about 25 channels, cost between $30 to $40 per month and be available on iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. The service is said to...