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Apple to launch "skinny" TV service in fall, WSJ reports

Apple to launch "skinny" TV service in fall, WSJ reports
Apple CEO Tim Cook on March 9 in San Francisco, announcing Apple TV price drop from $99 to $69 (Eric Risberg / AP)

Quoting unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night that Apple will announce in June a "slimmed down bundle of TV networks" for its Apple TV product and other Apple devices and make it available in September.

The streaming service will feature a "skinny" offering of "about 25 channels" from channels such as ABC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, and FX, the Journal said.

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Last week, Apple signed up as the exclusive launch partner for HBO Now, a new streaming service, and reduced the price of Apple TV to $69.

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