< ! While Apple tries to navigate the television and movie business industry, here is an idea that may acts as a Trojan horse. Apple should let PBS develop an app for the Apple TV.
This move would allow Apple to avoid dealing in all the network muck , provide a quality viewing experience , provide a proof of concept for other channels , attract a new demographic and serve the public good by raising hard to find revenue for public television.
Unlike other channels PBS is a station that is required by the FCC to be carried on their systems so cable companies can not threaten to pull them off air. For that matter Apple should also let Cspan be carried as well.
I would be someone who would pay say $5.50 a month to subscribe to a live feed of Public TV.