Don't we already have this? Remote.app and AirPlay for everything else.
Ok, sure you could check email on your TV. Alternatively you can just use the iPad or iPhone, used as a remote to the TV, to do that already with an interface optimised for that screen size. I know this because thats what I do already.
The article goes on to mention "NFC", "fingerprint scanning" and a business acronym I had to Google. All buzzwords in the Apple rumour circlejerk arena.
What TV will we see from Apple? My guess is the same ol' Apple TV box but with on-demand access to TV shows with a short release window. Nothing more.