Apple’s Eddy Cue floated the idea of a massive acquisition of Time Warner during a meeting with one of the latter company’s executives. That’s according to a new report from the Financial Times, which claims that the meeting between Cue and Time Warner’s Olaf Olafsson took place late last year.
The idea never moved far enough along to warrant a meeting between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Time Warner boss Jeff Bewkes, however. Cue and Olafsson met to discuss potential inclusion of Time Warner’s channels in Apple’s oft-rumored — and reportedly paused for now — subscription TV service. The appeal of owning Time Warner (and thus HBO, all Turner Broadcasting networks, and Warner Bros) is pretty easy to see from that perspective.
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