AMC Networks announces UK distribution deals with Apple and Amazon for Acorn TV

Acorn TV, the British content streamer owned and operated by AMC Networks, has announced distribution deals with Apple and Amazon. After launching in April, the streamer will be accessible to users via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Prospective users will be able to subscribe to the SVOD via their platform of choice […]

Services a bright spot for Apple, but no mention of Apple TV+ subscriber numbers

Apple’s services business reached a record US$13.3 billion in the second quarter of the year.  The iPhone maker’s ‘services’ segment – which includes Apple Music, Apple Arcade and iCloud along with fledgling SVOD Apple TV+ – was the bright spot for the company amid a slowdown of hardware sales. Speaking during the company’s earnings call, […]

A+E Networks streaming services launch on Apple TV channels in Europe

A+E Networks EMEA’s recently launched History Play and Crime+Investigation Play streaming services are now available in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app. The app is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, and Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. […]

Apple brings App Store to 20 new countries

Apple has launched its iOS App Store in 20 new countries. In an announcement on Monday, the Mac maker said that the App Store – which allows users to download third party applications to their iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set top boxes – is now available in 175 countries and regions. The company said […]

Apple reportedly buys NextVR

Apple is reportedly in the process of buying NextVR, a California tech firm which specialises in creating virtual reality experiences for sports and entertainment events. According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker is heavily invested in augmented reality and is in the process of designing a AR headset. The report notes that Apple is specifically interested […]

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 […]

Google turns off App Store payments for YouTube TV

Google will no longer accept YouTube TV payments made through Apple’s App Store. YouTube TV is Google’s cord-cutting competitor to Hulu Plus Live TV in the US, and offers a range of live channels starting at US$50 per month. In an email sent to users, Google confirmed that it would shut off the ability to […]

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 […]

Parrot Analytics: Argentinian demand for The Mandalorian

In what is quickly becoming a familiar story, Disney+’s The Mandalorian has once again proved to be the hottest streaming original, with it topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending January 26 in Argentina. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of […]

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. […]

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