Apple TV aims to add network stations


BLOOMBERG: Apple is in talks with ABC, CBS and Fox to stream those networks through its Web-based service.

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BLOOMBERG: Apple is in talks with ABC, CBS and Fox to stream those networks through its Web-based service.

The service would include about 25 channels and may include cable channels from companies owned by the media conglomerates, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. A deal with the networks would follow an agreement announced last week to put to HBO’s new stand-alone online service on Apple devices for $14.99 a month beginning April 12.

The moves open the gate for other television providers to work around cable companies and deliver shows to users online. Such streaming services may prompt more consumers to cut the cord with cable companies, creating a new dynamic for the TV industry.

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