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Complex programme rights and high costs slow down Apple TV

Digital rights to a show are in many cases held by several parties which make negotiating a deal very hard

Analysts say that YouTube videos and shopping apps are not enough for the success of Apple TV. Traditional sports programmes and hit television shows are essential for the success of a streaming TV service, they say.

New York

NEVER let it be said that Apple releases products quietly. In an event last week that lasted over two hours, the Silicon Valley giant unveiled new iPhones, a large new iPad and - for the fashionable among us - nice new bands for the Apple Watch.

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