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OTT market to reach US$330 billion by 2025

The fast-growing OTT market is set to reach new heights in the coming years, a new report has claimed. According to a new study from Allied Market Research, the global OTT market reached US$97.43 billion (€86.97 billion) in 2017 and is projected to reach US$332.52 billion (€296.81 billion) by 2025. This translates to a compound […]

Apple ditches iTunes, splits media offerings across three apps

Apple is to discontinue iTunes with the latest version of macOS, the company has confirmed. Speaking at its WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco, Apple confirmed rumours that it is breaking iTunes into three separate macOS apps to better reflect what it believes to be its core media services: Music, TV and Podcasts. The update […]

Apple reveals tvOS 13 update details

Apple has previewed the latest iteration of its tvOS operating system for Apple TV. The new update, available later this year, was announced during Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco. Key features of the update – which will be compatible with Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K devices – include a new home […]

Apple TV app launches in 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

Apple TV comes to Samsung sets

All 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries starting today, the company has announced. The news comes following an announcement at CES that Apple would offer iTunes movies and […]

Apple aims at ‘majority’ who will take multiple OTT TV services

Apple believes that consumers will take its new TV service as one of a set of multiple OTT TV offerings that the majority of people will sign up for, according to CEO Tim Cook. Speaking on Apple’s fiscal Q2 earnings call, Cook said that there was “a huge move from the cable bundle to over-the-top” […]

Apple, tech firms should be pressured to support ATSC 3.0, says NAB chief

Technology companies should be pressured to support the integration of ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcasting technology in mobile devices, according to Gordon Smith, president and CEO, NAB. Speaking at the opening of the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Smith said that next-generation TV, enabled by ATSC 3.0, would bring benefits including 4K UHD video, interactive applications […]

Apple launches Apple TV+, signs Oprah

Apple is launching Apple TV+, a new streaming service that will run alongside Apple TV Channels, a new a la carte offering that will enable users to watch their pay TV and streaming subscriptions such as HBO and Showtime in one place. Speaking at the Apple Showtime event, CEO Tim Cook said that Apple had […]

Futuresource: Apple service to play ‘key role in evolution of SVOD’

Apple’s much anticipated streaming service, details of which are expected later today, will play “a key role in the evolution of SVOD in 2019,” particularly in the US, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that Apple’s offering, combined with the forthcoming Disney+ service, will create “something of a renaissance” in the market. However, […]

Netflix’s Hastings says no to joining Apple service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has confirmed that Netflix will not be part of the new Apple streaming offering, details of which are expected to be unveiled next week. Speaking at a press event, Hastings said that Netflix’s goal was to have people watch its content on its own service, and that the streaming giant would […]