Apple TV

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, […]

Apple plans original podcasts to promote Apple TV+ shows

Apple is looking to follow the likes of Netflix and HBO by producing podcasts to promote its original shows, reports Bloomberg. According to sources familiar with the matter, the iPhone maker sent podcast producers a request for pitches in Summer 2019 for podcasts related to its Apple TV+ series. Other sources also said that Apple […]

Apple TV’s ‘Servant’ at centre of plagiarism lawsuit

Apple is at the centre of a lawsuit by Italian-American director Francesca Gregorini over its original series Servant. Gregorini has filed a copyright lawsuit which alleges that Servant – developed by The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan – plagiarised her 2013 film The Truth About Emanuel. Both titles focus on a mother who is […]

Apple TV to launch on Sony, Vizio smart TVs

Apple has confirmed that its Apple TV app will launch on Sony and Vizio smart TVs ‘later this year’. The announcement comes several days after the news that the app would also be made available to 2020, 2019 and 2018 LG smart TVs. It brings the total number of smart TV manufacturers offering Apple TV-built […]

Apple TV to launch on LG sets

LG will bring the Apple TV app to its TVs, the South Korean company has announced. The company said that its new 2020 models will have the app pre-installed, while 2018 and 2019 LG TVs will be updated with users “able to enjoy the Apple TV app this year.” This is an extension of a […]

Apple signs five-year deal with ex-HBO chief Richard Plepler

Apple has hired former HBO chief Richard Plepler to make TV shows for the Apple TV+ streaming service in a five year deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Plepler and his recently created production company, Eden Productions, will develop original programmes exclusively for the Apple service, which launched in November. Plepler, who was HBO’s […]

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