Original content

Apple’s first originals to launch in ‘next few months’

Apple’s first originals – Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps – will launch on Apple Music in the “next few months”, according to Apple’s SVP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue.  Speaking at the Code Media conference in California yesterday, Cue showed a clip of Planet of the Apps and revealed details of […]

Amazon to hire London-based original content boss

Amazon is hiring a London-based head of original content to respond to its growing interest in video entertainment commissioned outside of the US. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday, Amazon Studios director Roy Price said that Amazon planned to “double down” and “grow a team in London”. The new head of original content […]

Orange to review content strategy, but no plans for origination

Orange is to review its content strategy, but will stop short of investing in its own original content, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking at an analyst presentation after the company released its full-year results this week, Richard said that the company’s executive committee has been charged with organizing a seminar on future content options. […]

Netflix to raise US$400 million for expansion, original content

Netflix is planning to raise US$400 million (€296 million) in long-term debt in the first quarter of this year as it plans to “significantly increase” investments in original programming and international expansion. In its annual report, filed yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Netflix said that it expects to substantially increase its investment […]