The meeting at the media group’s Manhattan headquarters had been arranged to discuss other commercial relationships between the two companies, such as the potential inclusion of Time Warner’s cable channels in a future Apple video streaming service.
The discussions never got beyond the preliminary stage and never included Apple CEO Tim Cook or the CEO of Time Warner, Jeff Bewkes.
Apple is said to be interested in Time Warner's assets to help it launch a standalone streaming TV service. The company been struggling to create a skinny bundle of programming that it could offer to customers through its Apple TV and other devices.
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