AT&T planning IPTV for Apple TV in 2008?

Apple Store“Maybe this shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise, but when AT&T execs talk about having a long and close relationship with Apple, they’re not just planning on putting out future iPhones,” Peter Rojas reports for Engadget.

“A well-connected source tells us that AT&T and Apple are working on adding IPTV [Internet Protocol Television] capabilities to the Apple TV beginning sometime next year,” Rojas reports.

Rojas reports that it’s “too early to say whether this would be a blown-out offering a full package of channels aimed at replacing your current cable/satellite service, a more limited selection of on-demand programming…”

Full article here.

General info about IPTV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPTV

MacDailyNews Take: This is starting to sound like some “hobby,” huh?

30 Comments

  1. IPTV, Internet Protocol Television. That would make an interesting an compelling reason to have an Apple TV as long as they could cut the ad bulls—. I’ve seen more car, acne and feminine hygiene commercials than anyone should ever be forced to watch. No I don’t want to buy f—ing Tampax, now go away and SDFU! Ads are about as annoying as those system popups in Windows saying they’ve discovered your USB device, or are hiding inactive notification icons or that they want to clean the unused desktop icons off. Ok, you’re working! Do you want a f—ing cookie?

  2. “I hate to appear dense, but what exactly is IPTV?”

    basically tv over the net, but done nicer and more instant than something like joost, though i though iptv was managed by microsoft, its coming to xbox soon

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