Apple Considering Bidding for English Premier League Streaming Rights?

Charles Sale for The Daily Mail:

Computer giants Apple are showing interest in joining the billion-pound battle for the next set of live Premier League TV rights when the tender goes out before the end of the season.

The Premier League is seen as the type of premium content that will help establish Apple TV in the UK and boost iPad sales, while the iTunes subscription service infrastructure is already in place.

I prefer not to write about unsubstantiated rumors, but if true, this would be a dream come true.