Apple TV

Proximus launches Apple TV 4K offer

Belgian telco Proximus has started offering its TV customers discounted Apple TV 4K units. Starting today, new and existing Proximus customers will be offered the UHD Apple set top box for €69 in combination with the‘Epic combo full’ pack. The pack offers access access to more than 80 channels and a variety of on demand […]

Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

Disney+ and Apple TV+ fourth and fifth biggest US SVODs

Disney+ and Apple TV+ have already built substantial subscriber bases in the US to become the fourth biggest SVODs in the country. According to new research from Parks Associates, the streamers have rounded out the ‘big three’ (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu) to create a ‘big six’ or sorts. Disney+, with a global total […]

Services a bright spot for Apple, but no mention of Apple TV+ subscriber numbers

Apple’s services business reached a record US$13.3 billion in the second quarter of the year.  The iPhone maker’s ‘services’ segment – which includes Apple Music, Apple Arcade and iCloud along with fledgling SVOD Apple TV+ – was the bright spot for the company amid a slowdown of hardware sales. Speaking during the company’s earnings call, […]

Apple makes seven Apple TV+ series free to view

Apple has made a number of its Apple TV+ originals available as a promotional tactic for the SVOD amid the coronavirus pandemic.  As of April 11, anyone with access to the Apple TV app in all countries where Apple TV+ is available will have access to the full run of seven series. Chief among these […]

Hopster launches on Apple TV channels in four markets

Pre-school kids educational and entertainment platform Hopster has launched on Apple TV Channels in Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. The service is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, some Samsung and LG smart TVs, and Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. Subscribers to Hopster through Apple […]

Altice launches Altice One on Apple TV

Altice has launched its Altice One service on Apple TV in the US.  Altice One first launched in January 2018 as an all-in-one system that combines TV, WiFi management and DVR in one device. The operator had previously offered apps for iOS and Android mobile devices, but the addition of Apple TV opens up the […]

Apple hires production and tech execs

Carmi Zlotnik, who is stepping down as president of programming at Starz, has struck an exclusive production deal at Apple TV+. Zlotnik had been with the company for more than a decade and worked on shows including Outlander, American Gods and Power. He will work with the cabler during his transition before moving to Apple […]

Cook pleased with Apple TV+ start, doesn’t think customers want ads

“Apple TV+ is off to a rousing start,” claimed CEO Tim Cook during Apple’s Q1 2020 earnings call. In the company’s first public outing since the service’s launch, the CEO shed some light on Apple’s measurement for the success of Apple TV+. Cook said: “We are primarily measuring our sales on the number of subscribers. […]

Apple TV+ quietly builds 30+ million subscribers

Despite its initial slate of content receiving a mixed reception, Apple TV+ has already amassed more than 30 million subscribers. According to figures from Ampere Analysis, the service has acquired 33.6 million subscribers in the US since its November 1 launch. This would put it ahead of Hulu’s 31.8 million subscribers and Disney+’s 23.2 million, […]

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