The Wall Street Journal reports Apple will launch a streaming TV service in the fall, which will include 25 channels, including broadcast networks ABC, CBS and Fox.
As Consumerist notes, NBC is not involved:
Noticeably missing from the proposed lineup is NBC Universal and its slew of broadcast and cable channels including USA and Bravo. The sources tell the WSJ that the omission is a result of a falling out between NBC Universal’s parent company Comcast and Apple.
The two companies had previously been in talks to create a streaming television platform using Apple’s set-top box and streaming through Comcast’s network of cables, thereby foregoing the congestion of using the Web, the WSJ reports.