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The First Apple Channel

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Craig Hockenberry is one astute dude:

For the month of September, Apple is letting customers view live shows through a combination of apps, the web, and Apple TV. It’s the fourth year of the iTunes Festival in London, but this is the first year that it’s been broadcast via iTunes. […]

Could this be akin to HBO creating premium content for it’s subscribers? Or Netflix producing its own shows to make it’s streaming service more desirable?

Smart.

I don’t see a world where Apple cuts Netflix-sized checks for original content, but I do see one where filmmakers give Apple their content in exchange for access to the vast iTunes audience. Just look at the Podcasting community.

(via Dan Frommer.)

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