Apple TV has very nice user interface and excellent portal iTunes and both are well integrated. They are on top of copy right and pay per content with their content providers. Their AppleTV hardware and software price, quality and realibility is also only getting A marks. So TV content delivery is shifting now to the Internet. AppleTV has a good chance to dominate that business as they dominated iPod model. Mike Tsinberg http://www.keydigital.com -----Original Message----- From: Manfredi, Albert E [mailto:albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:31 PM To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: TV Braces for the Apple Tablet Craig Birkmaier posted: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/446043-TV_Braces_for_the_Apple_Tablet.php?nid=2228&source=title&rid=5250536 TV Braces for the Apple Tablet Will Apple's new device be a game-changer for the TV business? By Claire Atkinson and Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/26/2010 7:21:22 PM [ ... ] TV in the Cloud Reports of Apple's recent talks with CBS, Disney and other content companies have already fueled speculation about plans to launch a "best of TV" subscription service. An Apple pay-TV service, potentially featuring broadcast programming, would pose a dramatic challenge to incumbent providers and could upend the economics of program carriage. (See related: "What Would An Apple Pay TV Service Look Like?") But more recent reports that the company is looking to change its pricing of TV programs on iTunes have signaled a potential challenge to video streaming players like Hulu. The Apple TV device, unveiled in 2007, already connects consumers TV sets to the iTunes library of pay-per-download programs. But reports that Apple is talking to content providers about lowering the price from $1.99- to 99 cents-per-show-beyond illustrating yet again the company's desire to force the entertainment industry to accept its model for online transactions-have played into speculation that the company wants to go head-to-head with YouTube and Hulu with a paid streaming service that could include live TV. (Hulu, a joint venture among NBC Universal, News Corp. and Disney, plans to announce subscription offerings this year.) ---------------------------- Man, I just don't get it. What is so interesting about by-subscription-only access to TV programs on demand, over the Internet? Just that the name Apple is on it? Those programs are already available from the CBS, Fox, ABC, etc. web sites for free. Why shouldn't 3G cell phones with web access be able to view them already? How is this any sort of revolution? I chalk this up as another overballyhooed supposed "disruptive technology change," not unlike LTE and many other examples. Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.