Apple Said to Want Streaming TV for Christmas

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Apple is apparently pushing content providers hard to land deals for its own streaming TV service in time for the Christmas holiday season.

Apple wants its own streaming TV serviceAnonymous sources told the New York Post that Apple’s Eddie Cue has been heading up the negotiations, and the networks aren’t happy with the proposed terms. One unnamed media executive said “They want everything for nothing.”

Apparently Apple wants to set the pricing and determine which shows are available. The company already has a track record of demanding control over content pricing through its iTunes Store — a fact that still has record labels upset.

Assuming Apple is negotiating for streaming content, it isn’t a surprise to see resistance since the networks aren’t interested in giving the Cupertino-based company more control over content delivery.

An Apple-based streaming service would fit nicely with the company’s rumored HD television set project, and with the rumored update for the Apple TV that many expect to see as early as next week along side the introduction of the iPad 3. Apple is hosting a special media event on March 7 where the company has teased “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”

Apple hasn’t commented on whether or not it really is negotiating with networks for streaming TV show content.

Comments

John

Great, then I can have a TV from apple that disconnects from the internet every 5 minutes also. NOT. Never buy another Apple computer or a television made by them.

mrmwebmax

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Have you considered that your every 5 minute disconnects are caused by your cable/DSL modem, and/or router, and/or Internet service provider, and/or faulty cabling? I ask this from an iMac that has been connected to the Internet, without fail, for years, except when my Verizon DSL service went buggy. Switched to Comcast cable Internet, and haven’t had a single hiccup yet.

John

mrmgraphics:

Yes, I have checked, re-checked and renewed the DNS and reset the network over and over and over. So don’t question me you jerk. We have 6 other computers & devices on our wifi network, and the iMac is the issue. I keep Network Status up and can see the connection drop every time.

ctopher

As a grizzled old electrical engineer once told me “It’s a hardware problem, it’s the nut behind the keyboard!”

smile

paikinho

Sounds like a bummer to have your machine constantly being a lemon.

I have yet to experience such behavior from any mac so I guess I am lucky. This does happen with my dell sometimes although never every 5 minutes.

Last year I had this happen (disconnects) with my network losing connection all of the time, but it turned out that I needed to replace my cable modem. Got a nice Motorola surfboard and all is awesome and much faster. Replaced my crummy D-link router too with an apple one.

All is flawless now.

sflocal

So don?t question me you jerk.

Way to go John.  mrmgraphics asks that you consider other reasons in a professional and courteous manner, and you respond in kind with a personal attack.  You lost all credibility with your complaint.

Sounds more like a user-issue.

John

Sounds like a bunch of Apple engineers on here getting butt hurt because of hardware and software issues they don’t want to acknowledge.  So all of you can eat rocks. I’ve read on numerous sites about people having this wifi issue on a lot of different Apple computers. iMacs, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini. That was the first thing I did after I purchased the computer and started having these issues. You f-ing nerds thing you know-it-all, and anyone bitching is an idiot. The first thing I did was check my router mrmgraphics, ctopher and sflocal, so go to hell.

paikinho

Why the hostility?
Not really necessary nor is the vigorous florid language.

As far as your machine not working, that is terrible and you are justifiably frustrated. Especially since machines are costly.

Hardware can simply not play nicely with things for any number of reasons and often it takes a while to get thing to work. Sometimes machines are just duds and things will never properly work. But often there are fixes.

But if you have gone through all of the steps to correct the problem and it still isn’t working, I would take it back and demand a new machine.

paikinho

Oh… here is a thread on constant disconnects ....

Internet connection drops in Lion

RonMacGuy

and anyone bitching is an idiot

Interesting, seeing as how you started the bitch fest.  LMAO.

We have 6 other computers & devices on our wifi network

6 Windows devices?!?!?  paikinho, you ask why the hostility, well I think this is why!!

John, with a little know-how internet connection problems are very easy to fix.  5 years with my iMac on my network with no problems…

mrmwebmax

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Oh? here is a thread on constant disconnects ....

Internet connection drops in Lion

Has anyone heard of this being a problem outside of Lion? I’m still on Snow Leopard so that could explain why its never been an issue for me.

John, what version of OS X are you running? Also, FWIW, I think if you look at the comments in this thread you’ll see that TMO members are trying to be helpful, not start a flame war. The “be helpful” thing was why I posted my initial post. I don’t know how many Apple engineers are here, as you theorize, but you will find a bunch of Apple enthusiasts. Not too shocking, given that this website is called the Mac Observer.

We troubleshoot for each other a lot here. I find the site invaluable. I also make my living on Macs, so if I have an issue I come here first and can usually find a solution from one or more of the members. This is a warm and intelligent community. Play nice, and we just might be able to figure out a solution to your problem.

skipaq

All I can point out is that on my home network all works flawlessly. That is until we have someone visit who uses a PC. Once I give them wifi access and they connect my Macs get kicked off my network. Must be a secret Redmond plot. Probably need to set up a separate network to keep the PCs from bullying.

KoderKev

Great, then I can have a TV from apple that disconnects from the internet every 5 minutes also. NOT. Never buy another Apple computer or a television made by them.

How new/old is the iMac? I’m wondering if it has problems with a newer, faster network maybe?

Have you tried the Genius Bar? Or Apple Support? Apple’s been really good about their customer service, and it sounds like you need some.

They’ve also been good at trying to make the Mac peacefully coexist with PC’s. It’s probably some silly thing that you’d never suspect would cause a problem.

Hope you can get the problem solved!

paikinho

skipaq:

Now that is something I have truly never run into. In the past I have run many windows and Linux boxes right along side my macs with no problems. But currently we are all mac. I still haven’t had issues when people come and jump on using windows, ios4, android.

Do you have any idea why? That is very intriguing. Firmware issue?
What kind of router/modem do you have?
What happens if you have them tunnel to the internet by sharing the internet using one of your macs?

skipaq

Do you have any idea why? That is very intriguing. Firmware issue?
What kind of router/modem do you have?
What happens if you have them tunnel to the internet by sharing the internet using one of your macs?

I have a Linksys router that is connected to a cable modem. And yes even my iMac that is wired to the Linksys gets kicked off when a PC joins my wifi network. I have never liked the Linksys router and will be switching back to Apple’s product with the next upgrade to the base station.

Haven’t tried giving them access using one of my macs. It never happens when someone visits with a Mac; but every PC that has joined my network kicks off all the Macs. Sometimes I have to restart the router before it will let me back on.

paikinho

I switched from a Linksys WRT G2 recently to the Airport Extreme and paired it with one of the new Motorola cable modems since my D-Link started to lose connection for no apparent reason.  The Linksys had no problem with any machines joining though.

After the hardware swap out,  I doubled my connection speed. And it is rock solid. I really love the Airport Extreme and so do most of the Geeks on slashdot…. even the apple haters. .... The router is really nice.

Until you can upgrade, for now I would just share one of the macs connections to see if that will keep you from having to reboot the router every time.

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