Friday, July 22, 2011

Apple Is Said to Consider Making Bid for Hulu Online TV Service - Businessweek

I’m guessing Disney’s largest single shareholder and board member (Steve Jobs) might vote for the deal

Apple, the world’s second-most-valuable company, is in early talks that may lead to an offer for Hulu, said the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly.

Hulu would give Apple a new subscription service and represent a possible challenge to Netflix Inc. Hulu’s media- company owners, Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and Comcast Corp.’s NBC Universal, are offering suitors a five-year extension of program rights, including two years of exclusive access, people familiar with the matter said earlier this week.

Apple Is Said to Consider Making Bid for Hulu Online TV Service - Businessweek

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