Apple TV Adds CNBC, Fox Apps
Apple continues to bolster the content available on the set-top box Apple TV with the addition of four new apps.
CNBC has joined the platform with real-time streaming of daily programs such as The Profit and The Suze Orman Show and a collection of on-demand video clips for shows including Squawk Box, available only to cable subscribers through the network's "TV Everywhere" authenticated streaming service.
"We are excited to bring CNBC to Apple TV and give our audience a new opportunity to engage with our programming," said CNBC president Mark Hoffman. "Apple TV allows CNBC viewers to be in control of their experience, ensuring they will never miss the business news and information they need or any of the primetime programs they enjoy."
Apple has also added a Fox Now app with full episodes of shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. New Fox series will be available for free, but viewers who want to watch returning series will be required to authenticate with a cable subscription. The channel includes bonus content and a personalized home screen based on user preference.
Other apps available on the platform include Esporte Interativo, which features content from the Brazilian sports channel for a $5 monthly subscription fee, and TV 2 Sumo, the app for the Norwegian network that offers sports, news, documentaries and drama series.
The four new channels join existing channels such as ABC, PBS, HBO Go and others.