Disney and Apple clash over channel choices for new streaming service

Disney and Apple executives are struggling to come to an agreement over how many of Disney's channels will be included in Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV.

The Street first reported the disagreement, citing “a person with knowledge of the talks.”

Disney reportedly wants Apple TV to air most of its channels, which include Disney Junior, ESPN and certain ABC channels. However in order to keep costs low Apple cannot feature them all.

“Disney has made it clear that it wants to drive the strongest deal it can get," the source told The Street.

Apple is set to officially announce the TV streaming service in June, with a full launch to follow in the fall. Apple TV will include approximately 25 channels and will cost $30-$40 monthly.

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