Apple is developing a new digital video service that will combine the company’s own subscription services and original television content with content from various media companies, reports CNBC.
Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, CNBC says that Apple will provide Apple-owned and created content for free to customers who own devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, with the television shows housed in the company’s TV app.
Apple already offers its current popular TV show, „Carpool Karaoke: The Series“ for free to all users within the TV app. „Carpool Karaoke“ was initially limited to Apple Music subscribers, but [...]
Apple is unlikely to produce original content that contains gratuitous sex, violence, profanity, or risqué storylines, according to a report published over the weekend by the Wall Street Journal.
The article cites several sources familiar with Apple’s original programming plans who say Apple wants to avoid putting its name to anything that could risk tainting its wider brand image.
It also relates CEO Tim Cook’s alleged reaction to watching Apple’s first scripted drama, „Vital Signs,“ a semi-autobiographical tale of hip hop artist Dr Dre.
According to the paper’s sources, Cook previewed the show and was [...]
Twitch, the platform known as a place to watch streamers play games like League of Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch, is now looking into becoming a „broader video service“ that would cater to lifestyle vloggers from rival company YouTube.
According to a report today by Bloomberg, Amazon-owned Twitch has decided to „aggressively broaden“ the programming on the platform to directly compete with YouTube, and gain more advertising revenue in the process. Amazon and Twitch have reportedly pursued exclusive live-streaming deals with „dozens“ of popular media companies and personalities who are currently on YouTube.
These deals are [...]
Sling TV today announced that it will be increasing the price of its entry-level Sling Orange service by $5 per month, jumping the price up to $25 per month for subscribers. Existing subscribers will not be grandfathered in to their old price, and all Sling Orange customers will see the new monthly $25 price reflected in their bills starting in August.
Sling TV president Warren Schlichting explained in a blog post today that while the company’s goal is to keep subscriber prices as low as possible, programming fees and other aspects of the service necessitate the monthly price hike. „Our team works hard to negotiate fair programming deals, with the [...]