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English Club TV launches on Apple TV

English Club TV, an educational network designed to help people learn English, has launched on the Apple TV platform globally. The English Club TV Plus App features both live and on-demand content, is powered by OTT app provider Stormcast Cinema, and is the latest in a string of device launches for English Club TV. This […]

Report: BT and Apple in talks over EE-Apple TV partnership

BT is reportedly in talks with Apple about making its mobile network EE a distributor of Apple TV set-top boxes. According to a Telegraph report, the box would be offered to EE customers pre-loaded with apps to deliver BT Sport and channels from other broadcasters. EE first launched its TV service in October 2014, offering content […]

21CF invests US$100m in social video platform Caffeine

Twenty-First Century Fox has invested US$100 million (€86 million) in Caffeine, a social broadcasting platform for gaming, entertainment led by former Apple TV exec Ben Keighran. Fox invested in both Caffeine, which is currently still in a ‘pre-release’ phase pending its official launch, and a newly formed venture called Caffeine Studios, which is jointly owned […]

YouSee TV embraces BYOD trend with Apple TV and LG launches

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC is to make its YouSee TV service available via an Apple TV app as well as its own set-top boxes, and will follow up with the launch of an app for LG smart TVs. Jacob Mortensen, managing director of YouSee, said that the operator’s customers “should be able to […]

Apple boss predicts cord cutting acceleration 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 hires Oppenheimer for international 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 creative […]

Charter becomes latest operator to use Apple TV 4K as set-top

Apple announced a number of Apple TV updates and a partnership to supply the device to US cable operator Charter Communications at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday. Apple used the event to preview tvOS 12, the latest version of the Apple TV operating system. This will support Dolby Atmos, making Apple TV 4K the […]

NTV+ launches multiroom offering and updates Apple TV app

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched a new multiroom service for satellite TV customers, enabling users to watch different channels simultaneously on multiple TVs. NTV+ said that the service was aimed at both new and existing subscribers. To take advantage, customers will need to purchase either an additional receiver or a CAM module, for […]

Canal+ to use Apple TV 4K as its set-top box

Canal+ has struck a partnership with Apple to enable its subscribers to rent the Apple TV 4K box for €6 a month and use it as their primary TV box to receive the pay TV operator’s services. In a move described by Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada as a “philosophical revolution” in its distribution strategy, Canal+ […]

Conviva: Apple TV leads growth as streaming viewing hours ramp up dramatically

Growth in viewing time on Apple TV devices in the first quarter of this year outpaced all other devices by almost two times, according to data analytics outfit Conviva’s All-Screen Census Report Q1 2018. According to statistics from Conviva’s customer base, Apple TV saw 709% increase in viewing hours year-on-year in Q1. During the same […]

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