Apple TV Channels has been out for over a year and it has seen a lot of updates and improvements such as the addition of a bundle with AppleTV+, CBS All Access and Showtime, as well as the addition of streaming services like Hallmark Movies Now this past summer.
However, it looks as though the service has quietly lost both Comedy Central Now (CC Now) and MTV Hits from its streaming service lineup.
CC Now has programming such as “RENO 911,” “Tosh.O,” select stand-up specials and other content too. It cost $3.99 a month.
MTV Hits has content like “Daria,” Ridiculousness” and plenty of other programs as well. It cost $5.99 a month.
What made the streaming services unique to Apple TV Channels is when using them through Apple’s service, it enabled users to download and watch the content offline.
In addition to that, whatever content they streamed from the Apple TV app was ready to go. Whether the content was from Hulu, Prime Video, CC Now or MTV Hits, all users had to do was click or tap the program they wanted to watch and they could begin watching it via the Apple TV app.
The reason for this is currently unknown but could be due to the fact that CBS All Access is going to be rebranded next year to Paramount+ because of its merger with ViacomCBS last year, which will have most of the content from those services (CC Now and MTV Hits) services on Paramount+, making CC Now and MTV Hits pretty much pointless.
At this time, the only two other ViacomCBS services available to stream on Apple TV Channels are NickHits and Noggin.
Both CC Now and MTV Hits are still listed on Apple TV Channels’ competitor, Amazon Prime Channels.
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