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The new Apple TV converter is shown, Oct. 6, 2010 in New York.
The new Apple TV converter is shown, Oct. 6, 2010 in New York.
(Mark Lennihan/AP)

SCOTT BARLOW

Apple and ESPN may be set to revolutionize TV, but not here

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It takes some piecing together, but evidence is mounting that Apple Inc. is set to launch the biggest revolution in television programming since the first cable company crawled out from the primordial corporate ooze and began overcharging its customers. But this revolution may skip Canada entirely.