Is Apple Eyeing Epix as a Streaming Video Partner For Apple TV?

According to Reuters, Apple is in talks to secure content from three major movie studios for the Apple TV, and potentially for the long-rumored Apple HDTV.

The report says that Apple is talking to Epix—a streaming service co-owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, MGM and Paramount Pictures—about securing the service's library on its products. It's unclear how exactly the deal would work, but the implication is that the deal would be for more than just the Apple TV. As of right now, you can already get all the films streaming on Epix through Netflix, but Netflix's licensing deal with Epix expires in September, which is just before when some expect the new Apple television to come out.

All of the above, of course, is speculation based on unnamed sources with all parties declining to comment. Even if would appear to make sense, we'll believe it when we see it.[Reuters]