Engineering has had some time with their device and we want to give you realistic expectations on getting Corona ported to tvOS.
This isn't going to be an easy thing for us to do. There are enough changes that we will have to treat it like a separate platform, like OS-X desktop, Android, etc. While tvOS uses many of the iOS frameworks and programming patterns well known to native developers, they are different operating systems with different requirements. For instance, the CoreMotion framework is not part of tvOS. Not only do we have to remove CoreMotion, we have to remove our dependencies on CoreMotion. There are multiple frameworks like this. We then have to provide support for new frameworks too. The idea where Apple said it would be easy, they were talking to native developers who know the iOS lingo. As a framework, we have to build out the entire thing.
You've asked us to make desktop available and we have committed our engineering resources to bring those to bear and give you a robust and stable enough platform. Once we are there with a robust, stable and somewhat self-sufficient platforms for both, we can then consider tvOS.
We have to consider the user base of the platform. There isn't one. We don't know how well this device will sell. We don't know what kinds of games and apps will be successful there. What we do know is that many mobile games and apps are not going to be practical on a TV with a remote.
While we can't get you to Apple TV in the near future, there are things you can do today to get ready for it. If you're interested in this platform and you want to be successful there, what you might want to consider is build a really good desktop game first. Put your energy now into getting a game up in the Mac store. Get good at building large screen 1080p based projects. Think about your navigation and ask if it's something someone with a remote control can play the game well. Once you have a proven successful OS-X game or app, then moving to the TV might make more sense and that will give us time to work on getting a new platform done and give Apple time to build an audience that will make it worthwhile to port there in the first place.
Finally, please keep voting up the feature request for this. This will continue to show us the desire to have this platform available.
I wish there was a magic wand we could wave.