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Apple wants to add Discovery and Viacom to new TV service, report claims

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Apple is in talks to add Discovery and Viacom to its upcoming TV service, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move could mean that channels like Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and more would become part of a brand new streaming package.

WSJ reported earlier this week that Apple is working on a new TV service that’ll give Apple TV and iOS users the opportunity to stream around 25 cable channels for $30 to $40 a month. ABC, CBS and Fox are three of the partners already onboard, sources say.

But Apple is still in talks to add even more channels to the package. The Cupertino company is said to be talking to Discovery, which owns Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC; and Viacom, owners of MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.

One notable omission from Apple’s lineup is NBC, reportedly due to a recent fallout between Apple and Comcast. It’s thought NBC could be working on its own Apple TV app, but this would require a separate cable subscription.

Sources say Apple will announce its new service in June — possibly at the Worldwide Developers Conference alongside new Apple TV hardware.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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