Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jul 2016 22:22 UTC
Apple

In the months leading up to the announcement of the new Apple TV box last year, there were multiple reports that said the company was also working on a streaming TV service as a way to entice cord-cutters and "cord-nevers" into its ecosystem. Those reports suggested that the service would include some 25 channels and cost $30 or $40 a month, and it would stream live content as well as offer a Netflix-esque back catalog of shows on demand.

But it never came to pass. When the new Apple TV launched, Apple pushed apps as the future of TV rather than an all-in-one service. A new report from the Wall Street Journal today says that Apple's negotiating tactics were to blame and that the service didn't come to pass in part because Apple was offering too little money and making too many demands.

The source article is behind a paywall, so hence the link to the Ars story instead. You can try and use this link through Google to get the source article.

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Macka
Member since:
2016-05-25

Don't apologise for using proper English! Remember the rubbish that we have to put up with from the Yanks.

Oh, no... he didn't dress like them. He didn't follow their silly, little dress code of all dressing the same. The horror.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Macka,

Don't apologise for using proper English! Remember the rubbish that we have to put up with from the Yanks.


Vanders didn't apologize, he clarified at my request.

Oh, no... he didn't dress like them. He didn't follow their silly, little dress code of all dressing the same. The horror.


Hey I don't care, it'd be hilarious to see anyone show up one day in something like this:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/224909597/mens-harem-yoga-pants-elastic...

I'd buy the guy a beer for sure ;)

Edited 2016-07-30 02:04 UTC

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