Originally Posted by AppleSauce007
OK. Comcast bought Time Warner for $45.2 Billion.
It would appear that Comcast will now have 2 sets of content contracts.
Apple may have made a deal for the TimeWarner contracts.
This may explain the delay in availability of the content to allow Comcast to close the deal and integrate TWC into its set of contracts.
If the contracts are not transferrable then they can not be transferred to Comcast which does not need them anyway. If the contracts are transferrable them perhaps Apple could buy them outright and be done.
Time will tell.
I was just about to come in an let everyone know about the Comcast Time Warner deal, If this in fact happen this will not be good for the Apple deal with TW if one exist. Comcast does not like Apple or Google TV idea, they have their own solution which they been working on for 5 yrs now and are attempting to roll out in select markets.
Also, for those questioning the whole TW and Apple deal and how that would work, they could in theory stream connect to any where they like and you would not need your ISP permission. What most likely will happen is you would have an IPS connection sign up with TW via itunes and then pick and choose form all of TW content they distribute today. If you had VZ as your ISP VZ, they could not stop you from getting access to TW streaming content, it no different than streaming NetFlix or Hulu content to your house. The deal with Apple could open their access to subscribers anywhere you have a broad band internet access. Remember unlike cable which all channel are being send down the pipe at the same time since they operators have not idea what you may tune into at any given time, Streaming is specific to the end user requesting it.
I work in this industry and am pretty familiar with what the Cable Operators are doing today and into the future. The reason VZ fought so hard against Network Neutrality was for this exact reason, they did not want to become a fat dump pipe that you could choose who your content provider would be and pay as you use it verse paying for everything even though you do not watch it.
Edited by Maestro64 - 2/13/14 at 5:51am