Time Warner’s CEO says he’s ready for an Apple subscription TV service
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes says he’s “pretty confident” Apple will launch a subscription television service. Speaking on Time Warner’s quarterly earnings conference call today, Bewkes described Apple as “very forward thinking” about the combination of TV and Internet.
His comments follow what we heard from Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this week:
“I think we’re in the early stages of major major changes in media that are going to be really great for consumers and I think Apple can be a part of that.”
Time Warner and Apple are already working together on a whole host of fronts. HBO’s Over-the-Top offering ‘HBO Now’ recently became available on Apple TV. “We got out of the gate very fast with Apple,” said HBO’s Richard Plepler.
Beyond ‘HBO Now,’ Bewkes highlighted CNN’s partnerships with Apple, from CNN’s placement on the Apple Watch to ‘CNN Go’ on Apple TV
Bewkes went on to say it’s “no surprise Apple would be interested in launching a video product” in the nature of a cable bundle. “There’s a lot of energy and innovation around video on demand that is getting super charged by broadband.”