Our Take:

The Street reports that during recent negotiations Disney executives have been pressing Apple execs to carry the programmer’s suite of networks–rather than select ones–on its OTT streaming service launching later this year. Disney wants to bundle “most or all” of its networks, but Apple wants fewer in order to keep the price of the service down, which is said to offer about 25 channels for $30 to $40 a month. In this sense, Apple is feeling the dilemma many cable operators are faced with when programmers push bundled packages rather than making it easy to pick and choose which channels to carry.

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) — Apple and Walt Disney executives in intensified negotiations in recent weeks are dealing with, among other things, the nettlesome issue of how many Disney-owned channels Apple will be required to carry on its long awaited Apple TV broadband video service.

Read More at The Street

The Daily

Subscribe

Editor’s Note

Cablefax Daily is taking a break for Thanksgiving and will return with

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Dec 3
Cablefax Program Awards Call for Entries
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women Celebration Register to Join Us in NYC to Celebrate!
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.