Apple TV Adds FOX NOW and CNBC Channels

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Great. That's just what we need. Apple fanboys watching Fox. Instantly the most irritating people in any room.
 

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No thanks. I got really tired of this, "will require a cable or satellite subscription" crap and moved on to other methods of streaming this content for free on a set top box. The networks really need to let this go or they will find more people finding alternate ways. Why not embrace the changing times, allow content to be streamed free with no strings attached and make your money in adds?
 

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Is there a Libertarian at Apple or something? The most libertarian channel, and one that shows several heavily leaning libertarian programs.
You don't really need a cable or satellite subscription to watch Fox since its a broadcaster. All you need is an antenna. I have seen some people use a bobbing pin as an antenna to great effect (Even though it probably screwed up their coaxial port).

Cable companies are starting to push for network television as a service through the internet. This is the main reason for the "Fast Lane". They are attempting to get Cable Television providers like ABC to buy an RF Channel for IP services or a "Fast Lane". Then getting consumers to buy a subscription from ABC for a monthly fee. (ABC would use these monthly fees to purchase the RF channel). As a business model it makes a lot more sense than CableTV. It simplifies the entire Cable setup to strictly Internet Service. It frees up 149 channels for purely internet communication. (Currently 8 channels). Network Television providers would probably receive more revenue. Cable customers would be paying less overall and be able to pick the services they want. It gets rid of the Achilles heel of Cable in providing legacy support for TVs with Cable Tuners. It promotes an unfair advantage for cable companies over ATT and Verizon as they untap the full potential of Cable Internet.
 
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