Apple TV faces resistance from programmers, cablecos

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) had big aspirations for its Apple TV Web-connected streaming receiver. However, according to sources, the company is facing strong resistance from cable companies and programmers to its attempts to change the model of TV delivery. In fact, instead of disrupting the ecosystem, the company has resorted to partnering with pay-TV operators in much the same way that Roku and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have done. The company's rumored soon-to-be-announced deal with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), sources say, will still require subscribers to pay for TWC service and may even call for an installer. Article

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