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plan to offer television subscriptions over the Internet has drawn interest from
, a report says.
Apple's proposed service could offer access to some TV shows from a selection of major U.S. television networks for a monthly fee, the
Wall Street Journal
reports, citing people familiar with the discussions. Apple is looking to complete licensing deals and hopes to introduce the service next year. It's unclear if any networks have signed on yet, the
Apple, CBS and Disney spokespeople declined to comment for the newspaper.
If Apple gets the service up and running and signs up enough networks to launch a viable service it could undermine cable and satellite companies such as
that sell big bundles of channels in packages to subscribers.
reports, however, that some media companies, such as
Turner Broadcasting, appear to be opposed to or leaning away from signing on to Apple's initial proposals.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York.
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