Just a few months ago, Apple announced their partnership with HBO on the new HBO Now streaming service. As part of this announcement, the tech giant made public their plans to release an updated version of their Apple TV service which is to feature 25 cable channels — including ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN — in their lineup.
Now it’s looking like the next-generation Apple TV could be delayed from their planned fall release if they are unable to make a deal with local content providers. Apple’s desire to stream this content — commercials and all — to all iOS devices has left them aggressively courting local U.S. TV stations.
At this June’s annual WWDC developer conference, the company is expected to introduce this new TV subscription service along with a new set-top box. It’s being reported the new Apple TV service will incorporate Siri into its user interface, will come with a redesigned remote control, and will give support to Apple Watches and more third-party apps.