Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Of course not. Your point is what? That you do?
Would’ve given them the control they desired, is all.
There isn’t, again, but you’d know that if you had read the post before replying.
I don't know the first thing about what Apple are going to do with television and I don't claim to. I have opinions on the matter, but I don't throw them in people's faces like a jerk.
To set up a MVNO Apple would be going it alone, so yes, they'd have a lot of control, in an industry in which they had practically zero expertise or experience and would be undertaking an immense technical task. They didn't, they chose to work with the existing carriers who provided the clout and ready-made, reliable infrastructure in the industry that Apple needed to get big quickly.
To participate in the television market, Apple could ink distribution deals with every content producer, an immense contractual task, in an area where Apple may not have a lot of expertise or experience (a la carte iTunes off of shows produced on someone else's dime is one thing). They may not, they may choose to work with existing cable companies to provide some clout and ready-made, reliable content production churn and simpler contracts that Apple may need to get big quickly.
Not cut and dried until Apple announce something. "Apple couldn't care less about existing systems" unless they can leverage them to their own advantage.