In October of 2015, CBS’s CEO, Les Moonves, was more than willing to be up-front about the possibility of reaching a deal with Apple over its TV streaming plans.
However, October was a long time ago, apparently, and things have changed. Moonves recently spoke with CNN, and said that, while conversations were happening back at the tail-end of 2015, they haven’t happened since then, apparently:
“We had conversations awhile back, and we haven’t had recent conversations with them.”
Which would make sense, with reports surfacing in December of last year that Apple had suspended its plans for a TV streaming deal. Moonves says that the “phone is always ringing,” and it has quite a bit to do with digital content providers wanting to partner with CBS, but none of those calls are coming from Apple anymore.
Back in October, Moonves had positive things to say about the idea of Apple’s TV streaming plans, saying that it would “probably” happen in regards to finalizing a deal with Apple. CBS was even positioned to be a launch partner for the service, which would see individual packages priced between $30 and $40.
As it stands, based on earlier reports and the comments from Moonves, it certainly sounds like Apple’s TV streaming plans are on hold. Do you want to see the company bring those plans back to life?
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