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Bloomberg: Apple In Talks to Acquire Hulu

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Currently Apple TV has some of the best integration we’ve seen with Netflix, but the latest scoop via Bloomberg is Apple is in talks to buy Hulu, the popular TV streaming subscription service available in the US. Imagine if this was available worldwide for all 222 million iOS devices? That would be huge. Canada doesn’t get the service currently, but many here are crossing their fingers.

According to two people with knowledge of the auction:

Apple is in early talks that may lead to an acquisition offer for Los Angeles-based Hulu, said the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly.

Hulu is owned by Walt Disney, News Corp., and NBC Universal. Other companies in talks to buy Hulu include Google and Yahoo. Looks like this could be a game of keep away, but given Apple’s $76 billion in cash, I’m sure they won’t have any difficulty pulling the trigger.

Also, let’s not forget Steve Jobs is Disney’s largest shareholder, and his pull should bring in a connection to help Apple secure a deal over its competitors Google and Yahoo (thanks Craig for the reminder!).

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  • Craig

    Hulu is owned in part by Disney. Steve Jobs is Disney’s largest shareholder. I’m sure that connection would come into play here.

  • Excellent point.

  • Excellent point.

  • Excellent point.

  • Excellent point.

  • Dan

    Who cares, only available in the US, let me know when its available in Canada then it will be worthy news.

  • Dan

    Who cares, only available in the US, let me know when its available in Canada then it will be worthy news.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • Anonymous

    Use USA proxy server(s) to bypass ISP restrictions. Thus, you can connect to Hulu and all those American TV station websites.

  • If anything is coming to Canada, it’ll be in the USA first. By the time you hear about it launching in Canada, you’ll be the one on the late bus.

  • If anything is coming to Canada, it’ll be in the USA first. By the time you hear about it launching in Canada, you’ll be the one on the late bus.

  • Calgary

    theres no one in hell, it will be available worldwide

    and stop mentioning their ‘cash’ treasure chest, bullshit.

  • Calgary

    theres no one in hell, it will be available worldwide

    and stop mentioning their ‘cash’ treasure chest, bullshit.

  • Calgary

    how do you know that? where do you learn this?

  • Calgary

    how do you know that? where do you learn this?

  • Did you know Apple has $76.2 billion in cash?

  • Your answer is here: http://tinyurl.com/3kjvs4g

  • Barrettneil

    All this streaming of movies, tv, music and the cloud, is great use of tech but until we stomp on the carriers for unlimited bandwidth, it’s useless.
    I’m lucky to have 6 gig/mnth but there’s no room for any of this stuff!

  • Barrettneil

    All this streaming of movies, tv, music and the cloud, is great use of tech but until we stomp on the carriers for unlimited bandwidth, it’s useless.
    I’m lucky to have 6 gig/mnth but there’s no room for any of this stuff!

  • Barrettneil

    All this streaming of movies, tv, music and the cloud, is great use of tech but until we stomp on the carriers for unlimited bandwidth, it’s useless.
    I’m lucky to have 6 gig/mnth but there’s no room for any of this stuff!

  • Barrettneil

    All this streaming of movies, tv, music and the cloud, is great use of tech but until we stomp on the carriers for unlimited bandwidth, it’s useless.
    I’m lucky to have 6 gig/mnth but there’s no room for any of this stuff!

  • Marcnoel

    Although the display is correctly oriented, the phone is reversed in the above image.

  • Marcnoel

    Although the display is correctly oriented, the phone is reversed in the above image.

  • Marcnoel

    Although the display is correctly oriented, the phone is reversed in the above image.

  • Craig

    It’s right in the article that Disney is a partial owner of Hulu. That’s old news. Steve Jobs bought Pixar from George Lucas and built it into the big movie company it is today at the same time he was building NeXT. When he sold Pixar to Disney it was an all stock deal, which made Jobs the largest single shareholder of Disney. I believe he’s on the board of directors at Disney too.

  • Imagequestpro

    Do you not read the articles before posting? Both of your comments are right in the article.

  • Anonymous

    That is actually the prototype for the new iPhone 4r, launching in September.

  • Anonymous

    That is actually the prototype for the new iPhone 4r, launching in September.

  • Anonymous

    That is actually the prototype for the new iPhone 4r, launching in September.

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