Investors have been hearing about Apple’s desire to offer TV content for eons, while competitors like Netflix, Amazon (Prime Video), HBO (HBO Now), et al continue to run away with market share.
One way to circumvent the tedious and lengthy negotiations process with Hollywood and the networks is for Tim Cook to make an offer to buy out Netflix lock, stock and barrel. Netflix shares are off 31% from its all-time highs made less than two months ago and Apple shares have not exactly set the world on fire in the last year or so. Both companies are in need of a kick-start.
– Apple and Netflix combined would be able to offer unmatched content which would be miles ahead of Hulu, Prime Video, HBO Now and other up and coming competitors like Alibaba.