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2 Major Pieces of Apple TV News Already Revealed This Week

The following video is from Wednesday's installment of The Motley Fool's Weekly Tech Review, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Eric Bleeker and Lyons George take a look at the biggest stories driving the tech sector this week.

In this segment, Eric and Lyons discuss a couple of major pieces of news surrounding Apple TV that leaked this week. First off, Bloomberg is reporting that the company is nearing completion on a deal with Time Warner  (UNKNOWN: TWC.DL  ) that could be completed within the coming months. The deal would give Time Warner cable subscribers access to watching programing and channels through an Apple TV. 

The deal isn't unique in that other media players -- including Roku and Xbox -- have a deal with Time Warner. However, it does show a willingness from media companies to keep expanding content to entertainment devices. 

Second, Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) hired Hulu VP Pete Distad, who will take a key role in securing new content deals for the company. The hiring of Distad shows that Apple is getting more aggressive around securing content for its "TV" hobby.

Lyons and Eric also discuss whether original programming in the vein of companies like Netflix  (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) and Amazon  (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) is a worthwhile pursuit for Apple. For the full video of this installment of the weekly Tech Review, click here. Or, watch the segment on Apple TV below. 

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The relevant video segment can be found between 5:17 and 10:33.

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