Apple (AAPL +2.3%) is close to a TV content deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC -1.3%)and has hired...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL +2.3%) is close to a TV content deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC -1.3%)and has hired Hulu exec Pete Distad to handle negotiations, Bloomberg reports. The news service once reported Apple has made the most progress with TWC in its talks to provide set-top boxes to pay-TV providers, and TWC (unlike some of its peers) has said it's comfortable giving up control of the UI for hardware carrying its services, provided it can maintain control of the customer relationship. The WSJ has also reported of Apple/TWC talks.