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Apple TV+ poaches senior Sony exec Chris Parnell for originals

Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell will leave the company later this month to take on a role at Apple TV+. Parnell, who has been with Sony for more than 16 years, will take on a senior programming role at the streamer and help to drive development of Apple’s original series. He will report to […]

Disney+ & Apple TV+ lead Covid-19 subs growth among US streamers

Disney+ and Apple TV+ have added more US subscribers during the Covid-19 pandemic than any other streaming services, although churn rates actually increased during the first quarter according to new research. US analyst firm Parks Associates said the churn rate of US OTT services increased to 41% in Q1 2020, up from 35% a year […]

‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ to recast voice actors amid animation change

A slew of US animated series, including long-running hits The Simpsons and Family Guy, are to recast the voice actors of characters of colour with people of colour. A short statement from Fox Entertainment revealed that “moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters.” The animation, which has aired on […]

Apple TV joins as copro partner on Cineflix’s Israeli drama ‘Tehran’

Apple TV has struck a co-production deal with Cineflix Rights and Israeli network Kan 11 that will see it take scripted thriller Tehran worldwide via its recently launched streaming service. Tehran (8 x 60 minutes) is set in Iran and is produced by Donna Productions and Shula Spiegel Productions, in association with Alon Aranya’s Paper […]

AMC’s streamer Acorn TV expands in UK with Apple & Amazon

Acorn TV, the British content streamer owned and operated by AMC Networks, is expanding its reach in the UK after striking deals with Apple and Amazon. The agreement means the streamer, which launched in the UK in April, will be accessible to users via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Prospective users will […]

Apple TV snags Gal Gadot-starring drama ‘Hedy Lamarr’ from Showtime

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to Hedy Lamarr, an eight-episode drama starring and exec produced by Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot that was previously with US cabler Showtime. The show, from Endeavor Content and written by Sarah Treem (The Affair, House Of Cards), retraces the life of Hedy Lamarr, who was labelled the most beautiful […]

Apple TV+ strikes first-look deal with Scott Free Productions

Apple TV+ has struck an international first-look deal with Scott Free Productions, the Ridley Scott-led firm behind CBS drama The Good Wife and HBO Max’s forthcoming series Raised By Wolves. The agreement sees Scott Free developing TV projects for the tech giant’s streaming service, with shows being overseen and exec produced by Scott, David Zucker, […]

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