However, both the Fox Now and CNBC services on Apple TV require users to subscribe to a cable, satellite or telco TV provider that has deals with those programmers to provide authenticated access to online content in order to gain access to the full complement of content. A smaller collection of episodes and video clips from each programmer is available for free on Apple TV.
The Fox Now channel on Apple TV provides full episodes of shows including “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “New Girl” and “Glee,” as well as bonus content, with a personalized home screen that recommends content based on user preferences. Operators that have “TV Everywhere” deals with Fox include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, Cox and Cablevision Systems.
The five most recent episodes of Fox’s new shows will be available day-after-air for free on Apple TV.
CNBC on Apple TV includes real-time streaming of daily programming and a collection of on-demand video clips across all programs, including “Business Day,” “Squawk Box” and “Closing Bell.” Viewers will also have access to primetime and weekend programming, including “The Profit,” “American Greed,” “The Suze Orman Show” and the recently launched “Restaurant Startup.”
“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.”
Authenticated access to CNBC, along with the rest of the NBCUniversal TV Everywhere services, is available on through pay-TV providers including Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision and Cox.
In addition, Apple TV on Tuesday added Esporte Interativo, Brazil’s most-watched sports channel and the first local channel in Latin America available on the device, available for monthly subscription of $4.99. Programming includes soccer matches across the Champions League, the Northeast Cup, Manchester United games and the State Championships, as well as local and international programming with more than 700 live events.
Also now available on Apple TV is TV 2 Sumo, available in Norway, which carries premium sports content such as the English Premier League and Olympic Games, as well as live channels and entire seasons of the dramas, news and documentaries.