On Wednesday, Apple announced the addition of several channels to its Apple TV set-top box. The new channels, which came via software update, include HBO GO, WatchESPN, Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Qello.
From Apple’s press release:
“HBO GO users get unlimited access to their favorite HBO shows, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries, comedy specials and more.”
“WatchESPN on Apple TV delivers a one-stop video destination for sports fans with live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line to those who receive ESPN’s networks as part of their video subscription from affiliated providers.”
“Sky News on Apple TV delivers a live 24/7 news feed to users in the US, UK and Ireland, including breaking news and headlines from business, politics, entertainment and more.”
“Crunchyroll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media, will allow subscribers worldwide to watch the latest HD shows one hour after they air in Japan.”
“Qello, a leading on-demand streaming service for HD concerts and music documentaries, offers free or paid subscriptions to music fans worldwide.”
Eddy Cue has apparently been busy making new friends, and owners of the Apple TV are reaping the rewards. In addition to these changes, Apple had announced their intentions to bring their new iTunes Radio service to the Apple TV this fall, presumably when iOS 7 is released.