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Barclays' Anthony DiClemente throws cold water on hopes that an iTV will revolutionize the...

Barclays' Anthony DiClemente throws cold water on hopes that an iTV will revolutionize the television industry. While expecting the device itself to be great, DiClemente doubts Apple (AAPL) will be able to convince TV network owners to provide content on an a la carte basis, not when pay-TV providers are coughing up ~$30B/year in affiliate fees. Reports have already emerged Apple is struggling to secure TV content for this reason.
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  • DiClemente is probably correct. If, and it's a big if, Apple launches a TV, it likely will not be the common view expressed by analysts. Apple would not enter with a significant and guaranteed hardware and software advantage. The iPad had that, but it still took a long time to get newspapers, magazines, books and other media on board. TV would be the same.

     

    If they launched a TV they would combine many of the features people bandaid together now. Various cables, accessories, a game player, connectivity (which is largely nonexistant now - think iCloud) along with ease of use. There would be sufficient content but not all the content.
    2 Apr 2012, 05:43 PM Reply Like
  • they want to re i-nvent the TV ja, FED will hold, it will tank as a stone
    3 Apr 2012, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • I cancelled my cable recently - fed up with paying the inflated prices to watch the one news talk show I consistently follow. If more consumers did the same, cable would feel the pinch and be more motivated to work out a deal with Apple. But too many people consume the junk that is there. A captive audience. Will we ever see a la carte programming?
    24 Aug 2012, 03:22 PM Reply Like
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