Apple’s hugely anticipated Internet TV Service which many expected to be unveiled at next week’s WWDC Keynote, will probably not make its way to the big stage (via Re/Code).
The Re/Code report states, that Apple has reportedly told its TV executives that the launch will be pushed of to a time probably later this year, or early next year. And as has been the case with most of these Internet TV services, Apple is facing complications in getting licensing deals finalised with networks and local broadcasters.
More so, Apple’s problems have been increased largely due to company’s approach of going over to larger, global TV networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, who don’t directly own their local affiliates in many markets, thus making licensing deals a tedious task.
Internet TV streaming hasn’t been an easy road for companies wishing to enter this market. As The Verge notes, Playstation Vue, Sony’s streaming service which offers live network streams, has had difficulties in getting its web-streaming service off the ground, and continues to function in an extremely limited number of launch cities after 3 months of operations.