Online TV portal Hulu has been up for sale for a few months now, with a host of suitors rumoured including Google and Yahoo. Now Apple appears to be in the frame as well, at least according to a report on Bloomberg. It claims that Apple “is in early talks that may lead to an offer” for Hulu, in order to add a subscription-based TV service to its iTunes arsenal. The likely price is thought to exceed $2 billion, although analysts are pointing out that Apple prefers to acquire smaller companies and then brand their technology as its own, rather than more expensive and established brands. Hulu is closing in on one million paying subscribers for its service, which although focused on TV, has dabbled in music videos. Source: Bloomberg
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