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TBI Weekly: Streaming evolution leaves Netflix out on its own

The end of August traditionally signals the end of vacations and a return to work for most in the northern hemisphere but for those in charge of nascent streamers and established players, it’s been a busy month. Following a flurry of summertime activity, attention is now turning back onto Netflix to see how it might […]

Apple TV+ goes head-to-head with Disney as pricing, launch details emerge

Apple could be rolling out its premium streaming service for $9.99 per month starting in November. According to a report in Bloomberg, the company wants Apple TV+ to be a part of its drive to reach $50bn in service sales by 2020 with a launch globally in over 150 countries. The pricing puts the service in between […]

Acorn TV expands distribution partnerships to Apple, Amazon

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

Apple TV app launches in more than 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

Apple hires A+E’s Molly Thompson to head documentaries

Apple has hired A+E Networks veteran Molly Thompson as its head of documentaries. Thompson founded A+E’s feature film banner, A&E IndieFilms, in 2003 – a unit that has commissioned, acquired and backed a variety of award-winning docs such as The September Issue, Jesus Camp and The Tillman Story. Thompson’s recent exec producer credits include Matt […]

TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

Disney+ unveils price point, two-year global expansion

Disney has given investors a first glimpse into its new SVOD service, which is to launch on 12 November with a “rapid” global expansion planned within the next two years. The Mouse House’s long-anticipated Investor Day in Burbank, California, included extensive presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+ and Disney+ from execs including chairman and CEO Bob […]

Apple TV+: The four key things we know so far

Apple’s long-awaited reveal of its streaming plans has drawn mixed results from the industry, with many questioning whether the platform’s A-list talent bet is enough to differentiate its offering from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.   During the showcase event in Cupertino, California, Apple made a number of announcements, all of which sent […]

Apple unveils streaming service with Oprah Winfrey, star-studded line-up

Apple’s long-awaited plans for streaming, years in the making, have been unveiled, and as it turns out, Apple doesn’t fall far from its rivals.  Streaming service Apple TV+ will house the platform’s original content, which includes programming from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, J. J. Abrams, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Apple’s plans […]

BT Sport launches new app for Xbox, Samsung TVs, Apple TV

BT has launched a new large-screen BT Sport app for Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV. The service is available free to BT Sport customers and allows them to access the BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN, BoxNation and BT Sport Extra channels. It will also feature on-demand content, highlights, […]

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