“I wasn’t planning to write anything about the WSJ‘s news story about Apple and Comcast being in discussions to work together, but since I have gotten so many inquiries from others asking me to comment on the post… From sources I have spoken to, no such deal between Apple and Comcast is being considered today the way the WSJ describes it,” Dan Rayburn, Streamingmedia.com, writes via Seeking Alpha.
“Apple routinely has discussions with all the major content owners but Apple is not working on any special streaming service that will be delivered via Comcast,” Rayburn writes. “While one could always speculate that such a service might, could or should come to the market in the future, anything is possible, but not the way the WSJ details it.”
“For starters, the WSJ post says that Apple would get “special treatment on Comcast’s cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web.” Not only would Comcast not offer that, legally they aren’t allowed to,” Rayburn writes. “The post goes on to say that Apple ‘wants the new TV service’s traffic to be separated from public Internet traffic over the last mile.’ This makes no sense. Once the content is already inside the last mile, it’s no longer ‘public Internet traffic,’ so the WSJ authors simply [don’t] understand, from a basic technical level, how content is delivered.”
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