Apple TV May Not Be Able to Stream CBS Sports’ NFL, College Live Games

Apple TV set-top customers can watch CBS Sports’ coverage of many different sports — in full high-definition — under a new agreement with the Eye.

But depending on how CBS’s broadcast rights shake out, Apple TV users may or may not be able to watch live National Football League, college football or basketball games live, among other programming.

The NFL has granted rights to ESPN for “Monday Night Football” games as well as NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” for streaming on Apple TV. But, for the time being, Apple TV will not offer NFL live games from CBS, as the deal now stands. Neither will the CBS Sports channel on Apple TV provide such shows as “Jim Rome” or “Boomer and Carton,” although “Fantasy Baseball Today” is currently live.

Apple TV has an installed base of more than 25 million users worldwide, the company said in March, and the device makes more than 75 channels available on. Those include WatchESPN, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, ABC News, and HBO Go (authenticated) and HBO Now (standalone).

Also this week, Apple TV is adding a channel for NBCUniversal’s USA Networks, which will provide access to the cabler’s original programming including “Suits,” “Graceland” and “Royal Pains” if they’re pay-TV subs, in the authenticated “TV Everywhere” model. Other series available to registered subs include reality series “Chrisley Knows Best,” comedy “Playing House,” and new dramas “Complications” and “Mr. Robot.”

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