Apple Said to Delay Television Service as Negotiations Stall ➝


The company wanted to introduce this year a live TV service delivered via the Internet, but is now aiming for 2016, said people familiar with Apple’s plans. Talks to license programming from TV networks such as those owned by CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox Inc. are progressing slowly, some of the people said. Apple also doesn’t have the computer network capacity in place to ensure a good viewing experience, said some of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.

The more it gets delayed, the less I’m interested in it. I’ve been without traditional cable television for over nine years and my current viewing habits are ingrained. At this point, I’m not sure how well I’d take to a new television service — I’m very happy with Netflix, YouTube, and the occasional iTunes Store purchase.