“Despite reports that NBC Universal is not involved in negotiations for Apple’s upcoming subscription TV replacement service, NBC still hopes to arrive on the Apple TV as soon as the second half of 2015, according to a source with knowledge of NBC’s digital roadmap,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“A recent presentation slide provided by the source shows that NBC wants to launch Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox apps during the second half of this year, following its existing apps for iOS and Android devices,” Gurman reports. “NBC also would like to add new affiliate stations, Nielsen Rating integration, and support for Google’s Chromecast.”
Gurman reports, “Like some of the Apple TV’s other television streaming apps, NBC’s upcoming app will require a cable subscription, requiring the user to verify an existing cable account.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Pointless. Nobody’s going to continue paying for cable, just for NBC, if Apple does what we think they’re about to do. We’ll get NBC for free over the air (if we even bother) until Comcast wakes up.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]
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