-- "We're going to start at one end of (Fallujah), and we're not going to stop until we get to the other. If there's anybody left when that happens, we're going to turn around and we're going to go back and finish it." Lt. Col. Pete Newell: 1st Inf. US Army
The new Apple TV is just a hardware refresh. Unless Apple can wave a magic wand and become a nationwide ISP overnight this has little traction. All of the other broadband providers will place anorexic bandwidth limits on any attempt by TWC and Apple to sell cable TV over broadband. Comcast just implemented 300GB caps in it's largest region. If you exceed the 300GB threshold then you are charged an additional $10 for every 50GB on top of your normal internet bill. My family averages 500 GB each month just from netflix/itunes and internet use. I believe that if Jobs was still alive he would of had the leverage (intimidation) to negotiate a deal with the content providers. Unless you control the delivery system you will play by others rules.
if you subscribe to TWC over coax you can get it over a Roku already.
what would be remarkable would be if you could get TWC content over AppleTV without already paying for a TWCable TV subscription over your coax. the problem is that AppleTV could not possible price it to be compelling enough because TWC coax distribution costs are only a fraction of what is must charge it's subscribers to recover the cost of it's content.
TV Everywhere has already allowed multiple providers to stream their channels over IP to multiple devices not directly on their network. Nationwide distribution by many providers is only limited by content licensing.
Some channels are available, not all, which becomes fewer and fewer as you move your connection off of your home connection and then out of the local providers network. A few channels allow nationwide access as long as you have a paying account with a participating video provider. -- I'll make it work.... hand me that BFR.
Take a look outside the US and you will find that a lot of tv providers have gone IPTV. I have a colombian IPTV box that gets me all the Channels from Colombia. ETB provides me all the colombian content I want at a 1/8th the price of a us service.
Just sucks when my settop died and I had to wait 3 months to return it !!! But the low price for content and the fact I can take it with me anywhere I have a network jack... is just awesome. -- "It's always funny until someone gets hurt......and then it's absolutely friggin' hysterical!"
Won't ever take off unless the fcc actually grows a pair epa style and starts a smack down on falsely placed caps and overages.. Streaming and cloud computing is on a small lifeline thanks to pure greed
Jeezus Apple... Just buy Comcast already and be done with it. Assuming the TWC merger goes through, Apple would own two cable operators. -- "We're going to start at one end of (Fallujah), and we're not going to stop until we get to the other. If there's anybody left when that happens, we're going to turn around and we're going to go back and finish it." Lt. Col. Pete Newell: 1st Inf. US Army