Apple is moving forward with its Web TV service as talks with main networks are “rapidly gaining momentum”, The New York Post reports. According to The Post, Apple is currently in talks with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and it wants to launch the “as-yet-unnamed” service as soon as the late fall.
In time for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and upcoming Triple Crown, NBC Sports Live Extra channel is now available on Apple TV. You can now access Live Extra’s more than 3,000 live events a year, including exclusive coverage of “some of the most-watched properties and events in sports.”
As we reported yesterday, Apple is currently working on a streaming service, similar to the Sling TV and Sony Veu, which will let you pay a premium ($30-$40) per month and watch selected bundles of channels. However, many of us were disappointed that NBC channels were not present in the reported feature Apple’s online service offering. But according to new reports, NBC still wants a piece of the Apple TV user base as they are planning to release a standalone NBC app later this year.