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Apple lines up originals for possible launch next year

Apple is set to release its range of TV titles for Spring or Summer 2019, according to a New York Times report. The report claims that producers and entertainment executives who have recently met with Apple executives have confirmed the date. The sources have also stated that all productions will have a “bright, optimistic” outlook […]

Apple not targeting Netflix or Disney as it shapes up video strategy

Consumer tech giant Apple is not looking to buy Netflix or The Walt Disney Company, according to senior company exec Eddy Cue. Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday, Apple’s senior VP of internet software and services would not be “throwing things up against the wall” to establish its video strategy. Speculation Apple would look […]

NCTA: regulators need to end ‘mindless’ net neutrality obsession and take on big tech

Regulators need to stop obsessing about “outdated” net neutrality and address the more pressing need to regulate the activities of internet technology giants, according to Michael Powell, president and CEO of the NCTA. Speaking at Cable Congress in Dublin, Powell said that the war over net neutrality is dominating debate in the US and taking […]

BBC’s Tony Hall highlights internet giants’ threat to British TV

BBC director general Tony Hall is once again to highlight the threat presented by US-based digital companies to British television. In a speech to BBC staff, Hall will say that major digital firms – which include Facebook, Apple Amazon, Netflix and Google (collectively known as FAANG) – are increasingly dominating global media. This “breaktaking, seismic […]

Apple could buy Netflix – Citi analysts

The chances of tech giant Apple buying Netflix this year stand at around 40%, according to Citi analysts. Apple, which looks set to become the first US$1 trillion business, is set to repatriate around US$220 billion following US President Donald Trump’s corporation tax cut. Apple is believed to have more than US$250 billion to fund […]

Ovum: Amazon to make more OTT video revenue than Netflix next year

Amazon will overtake Netflix to generate more over-the-top (OTT) video revenue in 2018 thanks to its “growing array of ways to pay for video,” according to Ovum predictions. The research firm said that Amazon’s combination of subscriptions, digital rentals, electronic sell-through and bundles of TV apps will see it generate US$5.8 billion in video-related revenue […]

Report: Apple to acquire Shazam for roughly US$400m

Apple is reportedly close to acquiring Shazam in a deal that could value the music and media discovery service at some US$400 million (€339 million). Techcrunch reported the news first and said that the deal is expected to be announced this week. Recode also reported the news, noting that the deal would mark a significant […]

Amazon takes Prime to Apple as Google pulls YouTube from Fire

Amazon has launched the Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV in over 100 countries worldwide, just as Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show. The Prime Video app will be available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV, giving Prime Video members with Apple TV devices access to […]

Apple officially signs off on first drama series

Apple has officially signed off on its first drama series, the long gestating scripted series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. The show will follow the staff and stars of a morning TV show in the States, and Apple has given it a straight-to-series, two-season order comprising 20 episodes. Reports in the US describe the […]

Apple: AR will ‘change the way we use tech forever’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has highlighted the importance of augmented reality, claiming it will “change the way we use technology forever.” Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, Cook said that there are already more than 1,000 apps with “powerful AR features” in the App Store today across a range of categories. “We’re already […]

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