Apple. (File Photo: IANS)
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Apple held talks to add James Bond, live sports to streaming service

By Shradha Singh Time of article published Dec 20, 2019

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INTERNATIONAL - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) executives met James Bond franchise-owner MGM Holdings Inc and the collegiate athletic conference Pac-12 earlier this year as part of its efforts to boost the Apple TV service, the Wall Street Journal reported on.wsj.com/2PEGhH7 on Thursday.

The tech behemoth’s Apple TV app and TV+ services were launched in November at $4.99 per month with nine original programs, marking the iPhone maker’s entry into the crowded streaming TV market.

Apple declined to comment to a request by Reuters.

The Apple logo is shown atop an Apple store at a shopping mall in La Jolla, California. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) executives met James Bond franchise-owner MGM Holdings Inc and the collegiate athletic conference Pac-12 earlier this year as part of its efforts to boost the Apple TV service, the Wall Street Journal reported on.wsj.com/2PEGhH7 on Thursday.
The conversations with MGM and the Pac-12 were preliminary and have yet to reach an advanced stage, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A deal with the Pac-12 would be Apple’s foray into live sports.

The tech behemoth’s Apple TV app and TV+ services were launched in November at $4.99 per month with nine original programs, marking the iPhone maker’s entry into the crowded streaming TV market. Daniel Craig. (File Photo: IANS)
The conversations with MGM and the Pac-12 were preliminary and have yet to reach an advanced stage, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter.A deal with the Pac-12 would be Apple’s foray into live sports. Apple TV+ (Photo: IANS)
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