Telecommunications giant AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for $85 billion. The purchase would provide an instant menu of television channels and films. AT&T bought DirecTV in 2015 to expand services from pure communications.
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Apple was on the cusp of entering a bid for Time Warner, according to reports. The deal would've given the iPhone maker an impressive array of content including original programming from HBO, CNN, and other pay-TV properties.
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It has often been rumored that Apple would like to launch a TV streaming service. Sources familiar with the matter say that Apple could be mulling over a purchase of Time Warner, which could help make that a reality.
Time Warner hopes to make full seasons of more of its shows available on-demand to its TV consumers. The change is aimed to better compete with Netflix, which currently offers full seasons of past TV shows.
As much as Netflix subscribers love the ad-free viewing experience, it remains to be seen whether or not it is sustainable. Netflix has recently allowed Disney/ABC to increase their promotional activities, showing networks' leverage.