Rumor: Apple wants its own set-top box with live TV Offer




Apple leads according to a newspaper consultation with a U.S. carrier to bring users should use it. Instead of the traditional set-top box from their own set-top box In doing so the streams of the rest of the Internet traffic must be transported separately.

Apple logo The consultations will be held with Comcast, the largest U.S. Internet provider, writes The Wall Street Journal. Customers would be through the Apple set-top box should look like TV programs should be able to record, where the image is stored online. Both live TV It is not known whether Apple is also talking to providers outside the U.S..

Video Streams should be given the same quality as the pictures on the ‘normal’ set-top box from Comcast. To achieve this, Apple wants according to the newspaper that his video streams are transported. Apart from the rest of the Internet At present it has done with its own video service provider and its VoIP service: they are like the rest of the internet based on the internet but are treated as a managed service, separate from the rest of the Internet.

Apple and Comcast would still not close to a deal, partly because the companies disagree about the degree of control that Apple gets the customers of Comcast. Apple wants users to log in through Apple IDs and want to be part of the subscription fees skimming, while Comcast wants to keep his clients and their data. Control In addition, Comcast should invest in its network.

Comcast is the different treatment of network traffic a sensitive issue. In 2011, Comcast took over NBC Universal media group, in which Comcast takeover had to promise that it adheres to certain netneutraliteitsregels the coming years. Treating a video service as a managed service could, however, acceptable.


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