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JW Player's open-source app builder could change the mobile OTT game for smaller providers

Enterprise online video platform provider JW Player is taking a bold step into the mobile app world. The company launched a new open-source product, Apple TV App Builder, which enables online video providers to create an iOS streaming app with "minimal" time and effort to configure and launch.

Apple linear TV service is a no-go, CBS' Moonves says

After months of rumors that Apple would announce its own $30 to $40 per month linear OTT television service, the iconic company has put its plans for such a service on hold, most likely because it couldn't convince media companies to lower their costs to license programming.

Amazon rumors ratchet up as it reportedly preps Apple TV release

Amazon Prime subscribers who have an Apple streaming device may get a nice boost in the coming weeks: the retail giant is reportedly working on an Instant Video app for the Apple TV.

What is the future of the cable industry's $20B set-top business?

Federal regulators have worked for decades to come up with ways to remove the cable industry's lock on the set-top box. The goal, they argue, is to give customers the option to purchase whatever set-top they want, rather than leasing the one from their cable operator.  Special report

Amazon's move to pull Google, Apple streaming devices 'pretty dumb,' analyst says

By the end of the month, Amazon shoppers won't be able to buy Apple TV or Google Chromecast streaming devices from the online retail giant's website. While ostensibly made to prevent "customer confusion," some analysts are scratching their heads.

Complete coverage: Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

At a media event Sept. 9, Apple announced new iPhones, new Apple Watch models, a larger iPad and a refreshed Apple TV. Check out our full coverage of the event.

Report: New Apple TV device will run full iOS 9 core, feature Siri support

Apple will reportedly debut a new version of its Apple TV streaming device during its Sept. 9 media event. Codenamed "J34," the device will have a full iOS 9 core for the first time, optimized for TV screens.

Icahn: Apple still interested in TV sets, not just online television

Apple may announce its rumored over-the-top linear TV service as early as next month, and make programming available in the fall, The Wall Street Journal said in a story that also featured activist investor Carl Icahn predicting the company will begin selling a 4K-capable television set next year.

HBO No? Signup problems continue to plague some viewers

HBO's new standalone OTT service, HBO Now, launched two weeks ago, but some subscribers are still struggling to access the service due to a muddled signup process and vague or nonexistent help from HBO itself.

Repercussions: DirecTV, Cox, Comcast work on responses to HBO Now

HBO stirred a hornet's nest with its announced plan to offer its standalone HBO Now service exclusively on Apple TV.