A while back, it was revealed that Apple has put plans for its TV streaming service on hold after failing to get all networks to agree on packages, pricing and their respective revenue cuts. However, now it looks like Apple might be interested in kickstarting things by buying assets of Time Warner.
Apparently on Monday, Time Warner CEO, Jeffrey Bewkes, told investors that he would consider a sale of the company with Apple being listed as a potential buyer.
That particular tidbit comes from sources speaking with New York Post (Via: Macrumors), on top of that Fox and even AT&T were also reported to have shown interest in Time Warner. Time Warner happens to own a lot of assets that could help with Apple’s TV service, including HBO, TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN and NBA TV.
Owning Time Warner could be exactly what Apple needs to offer its often talked about ‘Skinny bundle’, which would be a base package of several channels featuring popular TV shows to get people subscribing. Apple could then offer packages from companies like Fox, Disney and ABC at higher subscription tiers.
KitGuru Says: This is all rumor for now and we don’t really have a lot of concrete information to go off of. However, it would be an interesting move to see Apple buy its way into TV.