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Apple's secret plan to succeed iTunes with HDTV service

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by StooMonster, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. StooMonster

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    After Apple bought i-Flix.com and Helixent Technologies (makers of iFlicks.com) * there have been many rumours about the Cupertino company's plan to follow iTunes / iPod with a video media device and video service.
    * Both services are "no longer available" since Apple's purchase.

    Apple's soon to be launched new version of QuickTime, version 7, is based on H.264 MPEG4; which is move that many have welcomed.

    Plus Apple moving heavily into HD broadcaster Pro tools market: http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0503nab.html

    All lead to Apple rumour-monger reaching fevour pitch, here's an example...

    On the HD Video front, Apple is reportedly hard at work in discussions with the world's major video content providers (broadcast, cable, satellite, and emerging internet providers) to create a QuickTime-based (H.264, MPEG-4, QuickTime Streaming Server) "tv network" that will reach the world's biggest market for high-definition video content.

    Designed to vastly outclass most existing transmission media (digital cable, satellite) for high-definition content by offering more 'channels' and more options for access including streaming free content, on-demand streaming, on-demand downloads and support for a range of popular media devices including Apple's own rumored HD Media Hub (aka iPod Home), this network is gaining momentum fast by leveraging the well-known success of Apple's music distribution channel iTunes.

    According to reliable sources, this network will be made public sometime this summer after Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and QuickTime 7.0 have begun to achieve their peak expected market penetration. The announcement will be designed to catapult Tiger and QT7 into the same level of interest which cross-platform users have shown for iPod and iTunes -- e.g. an essential part of accessing the digital media revolution without piracy.

    We expect to have fresh recon related to this HD Video Network (HDVN) initiative in the next few days so stay tuned for a major weekend report on the subject, plus more G5 dirt tomorrow!

    Source: http://www.macosrumors.com/20050317.php

    Could Apple be about to do an iTunes on the world of HD?

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