Recent reports suggest Apple is working on to roll out its own subscription TV service sometime later this year.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, Cupertino has already begun talks with a number of TV companies including Disney, CBS and 21st Century Fox to offer a “skinny” bundle with well-known channels like CBS, ESPN and FX, leaving many smaller networks in the standard cable TV package out of it’s initial offering.
As per the report, Apple’s yet-to-be announced TV subscription service will apparently have around 25 channels, and will be available across all devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set-top boxes.
The report claims that the Cupertino could announce their new Apple TV subscription service at their Worldwide Developer Conference in June and then launch the service in September. Although the report did not reveal the expected subscription cost for the service, speculation pegs the cost to be at around $30 to $40 (£20 to £27) per month.
Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said the company does not comment on rumor and speculation. Fox and CBS declined to comment.