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Apple in talks with Epix over streaming content deal, iTV rumors heat up

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Apr 30, 2012
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  1. Rumors of an impending Apple television are once again heating up as the company is said to be in talks with Epix, a joint venture between Lions Gate, MGM and...

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,615   +392

    iTV? There is already an ITV, **** gonna get confusing.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,106   +1,382

    Anyone else notice the tech spot trend of always (really... it's always) calling Apple 'Cupertino' the 2nd time they're mentioned in the story. Meow isn't that weird?

    Anyway.... Epix is a movie studio trio, right? So why are 'rumors heating up' over an iTV if this is a story about movie content? Especially movies that Netflix already has.

    What's that part about 'upcoming devices that stream content' I sure hope they're talking about the iPad 4 and not a separate iTV box we'll have to buy. Apple isn't known for integration into other devices the way my Sony Bluray can access Netflix, Hulu, etc.
  4. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye TS Enthusiast Posts: 58

    Set aside the second and third paragraph, WTF did you just say? I don't even think that was English. Please turn off the dragon speech software and type out a comment/question that is understandable.
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,106   +1,382

    Sorry if that went over your head, Rubin... i'll try again.

    1) The headline says quote "Rumors about the iTV heat up" and then in the story we learn that Apple bought content from a company (Epix) made of 3 movie studios. See the difference? TV or Movies. Streaming TV could be huge, but we already have access to movies. So here's the question...
    Why should we get excited about an iTV if all they bought was the same package of movies we can already get on Netflix?
    2) Quote "Any deal would result in content for Cupertino?s existing $99 set-top box and ?to upcoming devices that stream content." The word 'devices' is rather ambiguious (translation: it could mean more than one thing). Apple devices or regular Bluray players? We all know from experience that Apple prefers to sell their own hardware, and I personally don't want to add another device.

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