Is Apple Chasing Soccer?

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Lately, there’s been quite a bit of talk regarding the possibly of an iTV, Apple’s own version of a television, possibly allowing users to control channels via voice command.

However, there have also been reports of the tech giant venturing into a more surprising subject: Soccer (known as football in Europe).

Last Thursday, Yahoo!’s ThePostGame reported that Apple is planning a bid for screening rights to the English Premier League, an institution famous for teams including Manchester United and Chelsea.

Apple currently offers an Apple TV, a streaming platform made for connection with television sets. However, a purchase of streaming rights to such a high-profile league could give the company more leverage in a possible bid for success in the television industry.

The move could also set off a bidding battle of some sorts.

Rights to TV streaming of the English Premier League have included Sky Sports and ESPN. For more information on the matter, view a report by ThePostGame here (thepostgame.com).

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