According to an article posted in today’s Wall Street Journal, Apple’s next foray into television will be a bundled offering of higher profile channels that will position the technology giant in direct competition with such services as Time Warner Cable and DirectTV.
Reportedly launching in the fall, the service will feature around 25 channels including such broadcast giants as ABC, CBS, and FOX and will be available on all iOS devices such as the iPad and, most importantly, AppleTV. NBCUniversal will not be a part of the initial offering due to a dissolution of talks with Apple.
The package is rumored to cost around $30 to $40 a month and will be announced in the June timeframe with a September launch window. This news coincides with the recent announcement by Apple that they will be exclusively offering the new HBO Now remotely on Apple devices.