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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, […]

Amazon Prime Video to launch on Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video is due to launch on Apple TV “later this year,” Apple CEO Tim Cook announced at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Speaking onstage yesterday at the event in San Jose, California, Cook said that Amazon will join the content line-up of its new TV app, which it unveiled in October. The […]

Sky-backed OTT service debuts on Apple in Europe

OnPrime TV, the Sky-backed OTT TV service targeting migrant groups in the pay TV operator’s home markets, is now live in the UK, Germany and Italy. The app-based streaming service is currently available on the Apple TV platform. It can be downloaded via the app store on Apple TV4, or by searching for OnPrime TV […]

Apple ‘aiming for major originals push’

Apple is reportedly planning to make a major push into original content, making TV show and movies that will be available through its subscription streaming service Apple Music. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been in talks with producers about buying rights to scripted TV shows and has preliminary plans to also offer […]

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