HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV joining the lineup of programming offered to Apple's customers.
Apple TV is a $99 set-top device that streams content purchased on iTunes and via other online services to consumers? televisions.
Apple TV users can choose from a selection of programming including over 60,000 movies and over 230,000 TV episodes, as well as a collection of music on the iTunes Store. Apple TV also offers content from Hulu Plus, Netflix?s streaming catalog, live sports from MLB, NBA and NHL as well as Internet content from Vimeo, YouTube and Flickr.
In addition to HBO GO and WatchESPN, three new content providers are also available today on Apple TV including Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello offering live news, sports and current TV programming.
HBO GO users get unlimited access to their favorite HBO shows, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries, comedy specials and more. This includes full seasons of the best of HBO, plus bonus features and behind-the-scenes extras. HBO GO on Apple TV requires a subscription to HBO through participating television providers.
WatchESPN on Apple TV offers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line to those who receive ESPN's networks as part of their video subscription from affiliated providers.
Seperately, Apple today received the Los Angeles School Board of Education?s approval to begin a roll out of iPad to its students across the school district starting this fall. The $30 million commitment for iPads is the first phase of a larger roll out for the U.S. second-largest public school district.
Apple will provide iPads that include the Pearson Common Core System of Courses delivered via a new app as part of the integrated solution. Apps such as iWork, iLife and iTunes, in addition to a range of educational third-party apps are also included.