The Apple TV has finally arrived in Hong Kong and it took quite a while. In early 2007 the official Apple TV was released in the US in since then been handled as Apples most expensive “hobby” up to today. It took full 5 years until Apple finally released the device in Asia.
Apple TV – 788HK$ – avilable now in Hong Kong
You can order the Apple TV in Hong Kong now and receive it with free shipping right to your front door. The reason why Apple didn’t release the Apple TV earlier in Asia was due to licensing issues and missing content.
The iTunes store has only opened in Hong Kong very short before Apple started selling the AppleTV in Hong Kong. So this might have given it the final push. Again, the underlying issue were missing licensing partners to actually put content on the iTunes store.
Since early 2012 Apple was wrapping up their negotiations with the local licensing holders of the big music / movie companies and obviously came to an agreement.