The new Apple TV set top box is due to launch later this month or early next month, we have also been hearing about the Apple TV streaming service over the last few months. Apple has been in talks with the major TV networks regarding their new TV streaming service and now one of the networks has confirmed the existence of Apple’s TV streaming plans.
The news that Apple is working on a new TV streaming service was confirmed by the Chief Executive of CBS in a recent interview with Bloomberg.
CBS CEO, Les Mooves told Bloomberg that the Apple TV streaming service is in the works and that Apple is having discussions with content providers about the service, he also confirmed that CBS has had discussions with Apple about the service.
“Apple is having conversations with everyone about doing their own streaming services,” Moonves said in an interview Wednesday on Bloomberg TV. “We have had those conversations, as have the other networks. Do I think something will happen? Probably, but I do not know when.”
We had previously heard rumors that the service would launch this year, although back in August it was rumored that it wont launch until next year. Apple is apparently looking to provide regional shows on its new TV streaming service as well as national shows from the major networks.
Exactly how the service will work remains to be seen, it is expected to launch in the US at first and then Apple will have to work out content deals in other countries, this could take them some time. If the new service does launch in the US early next year, we would expect it to launch in the UK a few months later, unless Apple is able to work out the deals with the various company’s involved for a global launch.