A new report claims that Apple is close to signing a deal with Time Warner Cable, which will give the cable service’s subscribers access to channels through Apple TV. Time Warner currently has a similar deal with Roku.
Bloomberg reports that both Apple and Time Warner Cable will announce this agreement in a few months. While a spokesperson for Time Warner Cable did not acknowledge that such meetings were taking place, it was only said that the cable service does not have an agreement with Apple at this time. The door has obviously been left open for the future, as content providers look for new ways to deliver content and services to customers.
Only recently Apple announced that WatchESPN, HBO GO and a host of other new channels were going to be available via Apple TV. The company has said time and again that television is an area of interest for it, which has led many to believe that perhaps Apple will release a full-fledged HDTV. Those rumors aside, Apple has reportedly recruited Pete Distad of Hulu to be involved in negotiations with cable companies and the media.
It is imperative to keep in mind that no confirmation of the deal has been made as yet by either Apple or Time Warner. For all we know the deal could fall through at the last moment. If all goes well though, Apple TV users are definitely going to be in for a real treat in the very near future.