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The biggest barrier to an Apple-Comcast deal

25
Mar
2014

Apple customers are some of the most fanatically loyal tech fans on the planet. Comcast customers, not so much. For this reason, the two companies might seem like unlikely partners when it comes to possibly signing a deal to bring live Comcast cable TV programming to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box. AppleInsider draws our attention to a new note from Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar, who says he can’t possibly see Comcast agreeing to a deal that would undermine its power as a content gatekeeper, even if it would make for a better overall experience. “In order to offer any credible product, Apple with either have to (1) rely on an MVPD’s linear content rights or (2) pay for these rights on its own,” Venkateshwar

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