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Apple Is Having Trouble Pulling Its Internet TV Service Together 14 August 2015

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Apple is having some difficulty getting its long-awaited internet TV service off the ground. Bloomberg reports that, though Apple still wants to deliver live, local programming to customers, sources say talks with CBS, Fox, and NBC have stalled. Cord-cutters looking to Apple for an all-encompassing OTT TV platform may have to wait until 2016 before a revolutionary new Apple TV service surfaces.

Apple reportedly intended on unveiling the subscription TV service at its upcoming September event, where it is expected to reveal its next, more powerful Apple TV set-top box. While the device itself will likely still get a refresh, the service is still a ways off. It’s apparently more than just slow discussions with TV networks. While networks like CBS want more money to enable Apple’s service, sources say Apple hasn’t yet invested enough in increasing its network capacity to ensure a good viewing experience for customers. It’s currently unclear when Apple’s offering will materialize next year.

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