You’ve heard this one before. Now that Apple has successfully entered the streaming music scene, rumors are circulating again that they’ve set their sights on television. According to new reports, Apple is deep into discussions to get their over the top streaming TV service off the ground. If these rumors are to be believed, there is one thing that might set Apple’s service apart: broadcast networks.
Apple is looking to build their streaming service around ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC (no love for The CW?). This is a difficult process because of the local affiliate groups that control the broadcast networks on a local level. However, all four networks are apparently in talks with their affiliates in order to gain negotiating power to make the deal.