With the launch of the new Apple TV, Apple has the largest share of the streaming TV hardware market, at 31%, followed closely by Amazon, at 28%, according to Slice Intelligence.
Now TV has gone live on the new Apple TV platform, allowing UK owners of the recently released Apple TV 4 access to the seven Sky Sports-branded channels and 13 pay-TV channels.
French radio stations are now available for live streaming and on-demand on Apple TV 4.
Al Jazeera English is available on the newly launched Apple TV, providing the latest global news and programmes live and on demand.
NBC News has launched its first app on Apple’s newly-released Apple TV, enabling users to instantly access the latest news and live video with the click of a button.
The BBC is creating a dedicated iPlayer app for the revamped Apple TV.
German public broadcaster ZDF will make its catch-up TV service ZDFmediathek available as an app on the new TV box Apple TV which will be introduced in the next days.
Global annual unit sales for streaming media devices, including both player and stick form factors, will increase from 30 million units in 2013 to 86 million units in 2019, according to Parks Associates.
Amazon will stop selling Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast since those devices don’t “interact well” with Prime Video, the company said in an email to its sellers.
Measured by minutes of viewing time, traditional pay-TV accounts for 80% of viewing video time in the US.