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Exclusive: Netflix, Apple circle tech-led kids programming

Netflix and Apple are circling tech-led children’s programming, and are believed to be eyeing a hybrid live-action animation show that personalises cartoons for children. TBI understands that the SVOD giants have been eyeing a Belgian producer Contentinuum’s PaperMan and Machegirl Smash The Holograms – a project that was recently pitched at last week’s Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, […]

TBI Weekly: Netflix starts seeing the Apple effect

This week, Netflix started showing signs of stress from upcoming streaming competitors. On Wednesday Netflix shares were down by 6.2% by market cap. This was after a note was shared by Morgan Stanley revealing its positive predictions for Apple’s upcoming video streaming service. The note stated that Apple’s upcoming service may be priced at a […]

Apple orders comedy from It’s Always Sunny duo

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a half-hour comedy by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day. The comedy is set in a video game development studio and explores the intricacies of the human condition in the hub. The untitled series is written by McElhenney and Day and signifies the […]

Apple chief predicts cord cutting boom as it preps TV projects

Cord cutting will accelerate at a “much faster rate than is widely though,” predicted Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company’s latest earnings call, with Apple positioning itself to take advantage of these market changes. Responding to a question about the company’s original content strategy, the Apple boss said he feels “really good about what […]

Apple adds Oppenheimer to int’l content team

Apple has hired BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer as a creative executive for its international team – led by former Channel 4 creative boss Jay Hunt. Oppenheimer becomes the second UK executive to join Apple’s TV ventures, after it hired Hunt as its European director of worldwide video. The new exec will be a London-based […]

Apple considers TV, music & mag bundle ahead of SVOD launch

Apple is reportedly mulling a single subscription offering for original TV shows, music and magazine content as it gears up for the launch of a streaming service to take on the might of Netflix and Amazon. According to The Information, citing unnamed sources, Apple plans to kick off with the launch of a digital news subscription […]

Apple orders first international series from Canal +

Apple has ordered an English language adaptation of Canal + French series Calls, which will be co-produced by the network. The 10-episode straight-to-series order marks the first international series greenlit by the tech company. It also makes its first international co-production. As part of the deal, Apple has also acquired the rights to the existing […]

Apple orders immigration anthology series from Big Sick duo

Apple has ordered immigrant anthology series Little America from The Big Sick’s Lee Eisenberg and Alan Yang. Based on true stories from Epic Magazine, the series will explore the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories of immigrants in America. Eisenberg (The Office) and Yang (Master of None) will executive produce. Writers include The Big Sick’s […]

‘You get a show!’: Apple signs Oprah to multiyear deal

Apple has signed a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programming on its upcoming streaming service. Apple said in a statement: “Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.” There is currently no detail on how much they brought the influential […]

Apple greenlights cub reporter murder mystery series

Apple’s expansion into the scripted TV business has continued with a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a show based on the real-life story of 12-year-old self-styled reporter Hilde Lysiak. The series follows the girl’s investigation of a cold case, which she eventually solves despite her local community’s desire to cover it up. The drama is being […]

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