RUMOR: Apple building satellite-based High Defintion Video Delivery system

“The more we look into these developing rumors of Apple’s planned [HD Video Network] (HDVN) content delivery system, with each new report this is becoming one of the biggest stories in our 11 years dishing dirt — right up there with Mac OS X, the iMac, the iPod….yeah, that big. Seriously,” Mac OS Rumors reports.

“Apple’s interest in satellite HD content delivery has become more than obvious. Just a note to Phil Schiller and company: your (potential) competitors are taking notice! Just because Apple rebuffed Sirius is by no means an indication that Apple isn’t interested in satellite content delivery. Apple just doesn’t want to piggback on someone else’s network — they’re interested in building their own on existing satellites and potentially launching more than one of their own in the next few years as well,” MOSR reports.

“This ‘HDVN’ will not just be through satellite however. The same service will be available over the Internet and as a “drop in, plug in, tune in” service at its retail stores,” MOSR reports. “The company has long struggled with what form that hub device should take — and has settled on a system that emphasizes being a source for low-cost (or free) High Definition content that just isn’t readily available from Digital Cable or traditional Satellite TV systems. The best of the Internet and traditional HDTV brought together plus that little something extra – Apple style.”

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  1. Yeah. Btw, a Mac Genius at the Costa Mesa Apple store told me that FCP 5 is coming out and it supports multiple FW inputs. He said we’ll be able to do live switching between four or more cameras. I wonder if this new FCP 5 will be part of a broadcast studio for this HDTV network?

  2. I think the Mac rumour community has its head in the clouds if people believe that Apple will put satellites in space to stream HD video into their HomePods or whatever. Ever since the cheap Mac (Mac Mini), and the flash memory iPod (iPod Shuffle) were announced the rumour press has had nothing exciting to talk about other than OS X 10.4 seeds so now they are making up this Apple video bull.

    Do not hold your breath for the Apple satellite network. Mac OS Rumors is making this up.

  3. MacRumor’s track record of late has been less than stellar. I’ll skip that grain of salt and break out the tequila because there’s a whole salt lick for me to finish.

  4. Apple doesn’t need to put up its own satellites – they just rent bandwidth from the many systems that are up there already – and going up daily.

    I’l buy this rumour!

  5. c´mon people, in recent years macosrumors has 0,zero,zilch credibility. Just read through the other crap they put on their website. I stopped going there years ago.

    You put together macosrumors plus mdn reporting/legitimizing it and you know it is worthless crap to increase traffic to their respective sites.

    Next – Apple osx/ipod body implants!

  6. If you haven’t read the Neo series, do. It makes total sense. The MacOSRumors site is just summarizing Neo. It doesn’t mean that Apple is going to do it, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t.

    Macaday is right, they don’t need to have their own satellites, just buy bandwidth. The key to this whole thing is deployment of Wimax and H.264. Correctly done (and who would bet against Apple) this will drive Mac sales is a big way.

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