TV Stories January 15, 2020

We all know you gotta fight for your right to party, and Apple is joining that fight this spring. The all-new “Beastie Boys Story” documentary is coming to Apple TV+ in April after a limited release in IMAX Theaters.

Apple announced the nonfiction film that tells the inside story of the hip-hop group from the perspective of members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz. “Beastie Boys Story” is based on the bestseller Beastie Boys BookThe great Spike Jonze is billed as the music doc’s director.

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TV Stories April 22, 2019

Running the iOS 12.3 developer beta on your iPhone or iPad? The third beta version of iOS 12.3 will be available shortly. We’ll update our coverage to highlight any changes discovered in the beta release.

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TV Stories March 21, 2019

We expect Apple to announce a new video service in two parts on Monday. Half will contain original TV shows with major Hollywood stars produced with Apple’s money that will likely debut this fall. The other half of the video service will rely on selling subscriptions for competing video services like HBO through the TV app. Days before Apple’s big ‘It’s Showtime’ announcements, Recode has new behind-the-curtain details of what to expect.

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TV Stories March 11, 2019

The rumors were true: Apple will hold its next special event on March 25th, 10 a.m. local, at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The special event will mark the first time Apple has used its Apple Park venue for an event that doesn’t include a flagship iPhone announcement.

Apple officially announced the event with the tagline: It’s show time. The event theme leaves little to the imagination with a film-inspired countdown and a spotlight on the Apple logo.

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TV Stories March 4, 2019

A report today says that Apple executives are interfering with the production of its original content television shows. Producers reportedly describe that Apple is difficult to work with, “citing a lack of transparency, lack of clarity and intrusive executives”.

Cook has apparently told producers to not be so mean as Apple attempts to balance a demand for gripping dramas and story narratives with its all-inclusive family friendly corporate brand. The interruptions and changes are causing delays. The New York Post says the streaming service will launch with just a few shows at the end of the year.

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TV Stories February 14, 2019

Apple’s next media event is expected to happen on March 25, with a star-studded lineup of Hollywood guests expected to fill the Steve Jobs Theater as the company unveils its long rumored video streaming service.

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TV Stories February 13, 2019

Rumors and speculation about Apple’s video streaming service have been floating around for a number of years now, and it seems like the company may finally be ready to launch its new service. According to a report from CNBC, Apple is preparing to launch its video streaming service in April, corroborating a report from The Information back in January.

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TV Stories February 7, 2019

Oprah taps Netflix veteran Terry Wood to lead Apple video partnership

Apple’s original content deal with Oprah Winfrey is one of the few instances where the upcoming video service has been officially referenced so far. Now The Hollywood Reporter says Oprah has tapped a point person to oversee production for the project with Apple — taking talent from Netflix in the process.

TV Stories February 5, 2019

If you’re a fan of live sports, FuboTV has announced that it will soon become the second major live streaming TV service to be integrated within Apple’s TV app. It follows PlayStation Vue, which gained support back in October of last year …

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TV Stories December 14, 2018

Apple struck a deal today with DHX Media to produce new animated content with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang for its upcoming video streaming service. The deal comes as Apple aggressively expands its in-house video content alongside the numerous television deals and rights acquisitions being made by the company recently.

Apple’s interest in animation is nothing new, as the company previously made deals with the creator of Bob’s Burgers and Irish-animation studio Cartoon Saloon for future TV and film content.

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TV Stories December 4, 2018

‘Swagger’ TV drama featuring Kevin Durant ordered to series by Apple

We reported back in February that Apple was working on a TV show starring NBA star Kevin Durant. The show, dubbed Swagger, was reportedly being produced by Imagine Television and Durant’s Thirty Five Media.

TV Stories November 27, 2018

Apple is already shaking up the entertainment industry with direct movie studio deals before video service launches

While details about Apple’s original content plans are still largely unknown, the news that it signed a deal with the independent studio A24 has made some waves. The Hollywood Reporter says that deal in addition to industry giant Paramount Pictures making a multi-picture pact with Netflix shows just how much the entertainment industry is changing.

TV Stories October 23, 2018

Steve Carell making first return to TV after The Office in Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon drama for Apple

News about Apple’s upcoming video subscription service has been relatively quiet over the past month or so. However, today The Hollywood Reporter reports that Steve Carell will be joining Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming unnamed Apple TV drama.

TV Stories September 5, 2018

A new analyst note from Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty estimates that Apple’s long-awaited TV content and video service will create a big boost for the company’s services over the next few years and offer real competition for Netflix. In fact, she believes it will be generating over $4 billion by 2025.

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TV Stories August 7, 2018

Apple’s original content efforts have been ramping up for quite some time, with more and more news breaking that the company is adding more to its catalog every week.

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TV Stories July 27, 2018

Apple reportedly planning to turn classic ‘Time Bandits’ movie into a TV series

In its latest original content efforts, Apple is working on closing a deal to turn the film Time Bandits into a TV series.

TV Stories July 11, 2018

Variety reports that Apple has signed on a new director, Mimi Leder, for its untitled, unreleased drama series it’s currently working on behind the scenes. The series stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon with executive producer and showrunner Kerry Ehrin.

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TV Stories June 28, 2018

Via The Information, Apple is apparently considering combining its upcoming magazine service and original content television, with its existing music subscription, into a single ‘Amazon Prime’-esque subscription. Pricing for this bundle is not clear, right now Apple offers Apple Music for $9.99 per month.

The report says Apple will allow customers to subscribe to each service separately, perhaps there is a cost saving in subscribing to the all-encompassing package compared to paying for each individually however.

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TV Stories June 21, 2018

Apple continues to slowly but surely build its plans for original TV content. Its latest deal is an English adaptation of the French TV series, Calls …

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Competition is heating up among mobile carriers’ so-called unlimited plans. Following Verizon’s launch of its third ‘unlimited’ plan, AT&T thinks it has the perfect response: it’s throwing in more than 30 live TV channels at no extra cost …

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TV Stories June 15, 2018

Apple announced today that it is partnering up with popular actress and talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

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TV Stories June 14, 2018

Apple in talks with Irish-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon, hints at possible film

To further its in-house video catalog, Apple is reportedly about to ink a deal to create its first animated film.

TV Stories May 30, 2018

Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for a new comedy show called Dickinson, starring Hailee Steinfeld.

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TV Stories May 9, 2018

Bloomberg has published a report with new details about how Apple plans to leverage its TV app on iOS and Apple TV to add new subscribers to its ecosystem. According to the publication, Apple plans to offer subscriptions to video services directly through the TV app sometime ” in the next year.”

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