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USA’s Apple in talks for streaming pay TV content

Apple is in talks aimed at getting hold of content for a pay-television service, technology news website Re/code reported on Thursday.

The California-based maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macintosh computers and Apple TV boxes is exploring the potential for deals that would let it sell bundles of programming directly to viewers.

Apple could model a service after recent moves by Dish and Sony to work with programmers to deliver live TV shows along with the kind of on-demand video just cable companies sell. Apple has made several attempts at finding a key to the television market, including marketing an Apple TV box for routing content from the Internet to home screens. Apple would not comment for this report.

Meanwhile, South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co has started domestic sales of high-end televisions powered by its Tizen operating system and plans to add washing machines, fridges and other appliances to the range of products that use the software.

Samsung said sales of Tizen-powered ultra-HD TVs began today in South Korea. The new TVs come in four sizes from 55 inches diagonally to 88 inches. The smallest model costs 5.49 million won. The company’s smartphones and tablets rely on Google’s Android operating system despite its efforts to develop Tizen as an alternative.
AFP

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