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Apple’s live TV service delayed until 2016, report says

by Brandon Russell | August 13, 2015August 13, 2015 7:00 pm PDT

Apple’s much-anticipated Internet TV service likely won’t get its grand unveiling this year. Bloomberg on Thursday said it heard on good authority that discussions between Apple and networks have stalled, possibly pushing the service’s arrival until 2016.

We originally expected to see the Cupertino company’s service revealed at WWDC this summer, but that didn’t pan out; another rumor claimed Apple planned on revealing something in September, where it’s also expected to talk about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. But Bloomberg says Apple has once again pushed the service back, though an actual new Apple TV might still be announced.

In addition to stalled discussions, sources also claim Apple’s network capacity isn’t quite ready to handle the load. So even if Apple did have all of its ducks in a row, the experience might be hampered by a poor infrastructure.

In June, a report from New York Post said Apple and several networks were pretty close to ironing out the final details, though it appears the publication overestimated just how close a deal was. Apple is apparently trying to grab 30 percent of all revenues, but it sounds like networks aren’t having it.

Those who have seen Apple’s service say it “rocks,” which is great. Too bad we won’t get to see it anytime soon.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...