Apple revolutionized the music industry with its iPod and iTunes. Now it is seeking to the same to the cable TV industry. The company is reportedly in talks with big TV networks to create a paid subscription service that would offer a package of TV shows in smaller bundles than are currently offered on cable TV.
This fits with the speculation that iTunes is going to be broadened from offering purely downloads to streaming, rumors which stemmed with Apple’s acquisition of the streaming service Lala. Apple could theoretically stream television through an Apple TV.
This seems like an ambitious and unlikely development; after all, Apple might need to begin competing with big TV networks in order to offer the new service. But if we’re to expect anyone to bring about that kind of radical change, Apple certainly seems like a good candidate.
Via the San Francisco Chronicle.