Steve Jobs considers his Apple TV a ‘hobby’ rather than a significant Apple product, but it could soon take on a much more important role among the company’s other products. It seems that the company has been in negotiations with CBS and Walt Disney (and by extension with ABC) to offer a subscription service for watching television on the Internet .
This service would be managed with iTunes and could be used from an Apple TV, which would thus become a strong competitor of the main US companies offering cable TV with monthly fees of approximately 50 euros. Apple would allegedly offer on-demand content for much less money.
The problem, of course, is that the television networks (which have contracts to broadcast from cable television) are not interested in losing subscribers to the service, so if Cupertino wants to revolutionize the television industry they are going to have to go through a long and hard period of negotiations with the networks . Not to mention that it may be years before this type of service reaches countries like Spain.