Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Shows Why an Apple Inc. (AAPL) TV Is No Sure Bet

Most likely Apple will still have to fork out large sums of cash when it comes time to negotiate, but an Apple-branded TV could be a longer wait than investors had hoped for. First, Apple will probably need to come up with an irresistible offering for cash-flush providers like Comcast.

iTV in 2013?
Industry disruption may indeed surface, but Comcast will likely have a persuasive say in the matter. So don’t bet the farm on an Apple television in 2013. But investors might want to consider giving Comcast a closer look as a potential benefactor of the rapidly changing content environment. In fact, I’ll back up my opinion with an outperform CAPScall on the company.

The article Comcast Shows Why an Apple TV Is No Sure Bet originally appeared on and is written by Daniel Sparks.

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