Apple in talks with Comcast to allow ‘special treatment’ for streaming-TV

Consumer groups reacted angrily Monday to news that Apple is reportedly in talks with cable giant Comcast to launch a streaming-television service that would give Apple special treatment and bypass congestion on the web.The discussions, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, are in early stages, and many hurdles remain. If a deal is struck, it would be the second time this year that Comcast has made special arrangements for a tech company after February’s announcement of a special deal with Netflix, the largest video streaming service.

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