The American concern Time Warner’s media Empire: owns film Studio Warner Bros television HBO (TV’s “Game of thrones”) and comic book publisher DC Comics. As it became known The Wall Street Journal, a few months ago, Apple offered Time Warner to consider the possibility of a merger.
As told the interlocutor of the edition, negotiations remained at a preliminary stage. At the same time, Apple continues to closely monitor the ongoing negotiations with Time Warner one of the biggest us mobile operators AT&T, evaluating the possibility for their further steps.
The fact that Apple is considering buying one of the best known media companies in the world — Time Warner, with its capitalization of $60 billion — confirms the growing interest of technology companies to offer consumers their own content.
In addition, speech can go about finding new opportunities for growth in terms of slowdown in smartphone sales. According to sources, Apple plans to increase spending on original content up to “several hundred million dollars a year.” Close to the company source said the acquisition of media companies is not excluded.
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T may soon acquire Time Warner. Purchase agreement the alleged “may be concluded in the coming weekend”, said the newspaper.
“There is a long list of companies that are rumored to be interested in buying Time Warner, starting with the Almighty Apple, said The Wall Street Journal analyst of the consulting firm Bernstein Research. – So if AT&T wants to make this deal, it is in its interests to act as quickly as possible”.
If successful, AT&T attach to their wireless services, broadband Internet and satellite TV Empire to Time Warner.