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Reports: Apple targets spring launch for video service

Apple is reportedly planning to launch its much-anticipated video streaming service this spring, offering original programming as well as subscription TV services from a range of partners. CNBC reported this week that Apple is in the final stages of preparing its video service and is aiming to launch it in April or early May. A separate Reuters […]

Apple: breakdown of the cable bundle to accelerate in 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook has predicted that the “breakdown of the cable bundle” will take place at a much faster pace this year and said Apple is well placed to help usher in this change in viewing habits. Speaking on Apple’s first quarter earnings call, Cook said that Apple will participate in “a variety of […]

Amazon ‘may scale back’ Channels

Amazon may be looking to scale back its à la carte Channels offering as new competitors enter the space, according to The Information. Amazon is scaling back its ambition to expand the service as Apple, Roku and Facebook all look to add third party content on their platforms, according to the news service. The tech […]

Apple to launch new services this year

Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will launch new services this year, fuelling speculation that an Apple television offering is on the horizon. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Cook said “you will see us announce new services this year, there will more things coming.” While Cook didn’t go into specifics, he indicated that […]

Apple to offer iTunes movies and TV shows via Samsung TVs

Apple and Samsung have reached a landmark deal that will make iTunes movies and TV shows available via Samsung TVs from later this year. The agreement, which was announced ahead of this week’s CES event in Las Vegas, marks the first time that iTunes content will be available via smart TVs, with a new iTunes […]

DAZN hires Apple international commercial chief to head up global distribution

Sports streaming service DAZN has hired Apple’s commercial director for international services, Ben King, as SVP of global distribution and business development. King, who will join DAZN in February, has worked for Apple for 12 years. In his most recent role as international commercial chief, he had responsibility for business insights, business development, strategic partnerships […]

Ampere: Netflix leads the FAANGs with focus on comedy and sci-fi originals

Netflix continues to lead the FAANG companies in terms of original content, though the Facebook, Apple and Google-owned YouTube platforms are also making “unprecedented strides” in original content production. This is according to new research by Ampere Analysis, which shines a light on both the number of originals that the FAANGs are working on and […]

BBC’s Tony Hall: FAANG needs regulation

BBC director general Tony Hall is calling for the taxation and regulation of “global giants” in order to equal the playing field for traditional broadcasters. The exec, who will speak at the RTS Conference in London on Tuesday (18 September), will note that “Britain needs to do more to support the broader PSB ecology.” “It […]

Bitmovin survey unveils streaming trends

Latency is the biggest problem experienced by online video today, multiple codecs and streaming formats will continue to fight for market share and Apple retains a narrow lead as the most widely supported online video platform in a multi-device world. These are some of the findings of the Bitmovin Video Developer Report from video compression […]

Netflix ‘testing’ direct payment, bypassing iTunes on iOS devices

Netflix is testing a payment method on iOS devices aimed at cutting Apple’s iTunes out of the loop in 33 countries, according to press reports. According to TechCrunch, the subscription video-on-demand giant is redirecting new and lapsed subscribers launching the Netflix app on an iOS device away from iTunes to a mobile web version of […]

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