“Apple’s long-rumored television streaming service remains very much a work in progress,” Martin Peers reports for The Information.
“It is too early to say which channels will be included in the service, as Apple is talking with a wide range of companies about licensing channels,” Peers reports. “And Apple is giving at least some companies the impression it wants to build a broad bundle including a range of popular and niche cable channels, one person familiar with the discussions said.”
“On the business side, Apple will likely pay a per-subscriber fee for a minimum number of subscribers, such as two million, this person said,” Peers reports. “That could mean Apple will pay roughly as much per channel as a mid-sized cable operator like Cox, which serves four million subscribers.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Again, along with the right pricing, the right mix of is crucial – offer some guys ESPN, but not Discovery, for one example, and you might as well not offer them anything. Hopefully, Apple can manage to assemble choices of bundles.