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BARB: UK SVoD homes near 20m

Findings from the Establishment Survey for Q1 2022 from BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, reveal that the number of UK households with access to a SVoD service reached 19.57 million (68.5 per cent of households), an increase of almost 500k homes since Q4 2021. Disney+ and Apple TV+ (the latter a new addition […]

June 22, 2022

Apple TV+ lands series order for Criminal Record

Apple TV+ has announced an eight-episode series order for Criminal Record, a new thriller starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo as detectives in a tug of war over a historic murder conviction. From BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman, the series is currently in production in London and is […]

June 21, 2022

Apple, MLS sign 10 year rights deal

Apple and Major League Soccer (MLS) have announced that the Apple TV app will be the exclusive destination to watch every single live MLS match beginning in 2023. This partnership is a first for a major professional sports league and will allow fans around the world to watch all MLS, Leagues Cup, and select MLS […]

June 15, 2022

Research: 46% US adults viewing via CTV device

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 87 per cent of US TV households have at least one Internet-connected TV device, including connected Smart TVs, stand-alone streaming devices (such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV sticks or boxes, Chromecast, or Apple TV), connected video game systems, and/or connected Blu-ray players. This compares to 80 per cent […]

June 6, 2022

Freevee on Apple devices

Amazon Freevee, the AVoD service formerly known as IMDb TV, is now available to watch on Apple TV, iPads and iPhones with the service available via a dedicated app from the App Store. Freevee previously announced that it will grow its Originals slate by 70 per pent in 2022, including the spinoff of the longest-running […]

May 17, 2022

Apple lands Michael J. Fox nonfiction feature film

Apple has announced a new untitled feature film about the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox (“Back to the Future” franchise, “Spin City,” “Family Ties,”), from Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth,” “Waiting for Superman,” “He Named Me Malala”). The film is currently in production in New York, Los Angeles and […]

April 28, 2022

TELUS launches Stream+ bundle

Canadian multiplay telco TELUS has introduced Stream+, claiming it to be the first and only premium streaming bundle in Canada. Stream+ combines Netflix Premium plan, Apple TV+, and discovery+ on one single bill for C$25 (€18.36) per month, and is available to new and existing TELUS Mobility customers. With Stream+, customers can enjoy their favourite […]

April 20, 2022

Apple TV+ signs content pact with Hanks

Apple TV+ has agreed a multi-year overall deal with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s production company Playtone to exclusively develop, produce and distribute all forms of television globally encompassing series, limited series, documentaries and unscripted projects. Apple’s partnership with Playtone builds on its existing film and series relationship which includes the limited drama series Masters […]

April 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Hiddleston in The White Darkness for Apple TV+

Apple has announced a series order for The White Darkness, a new limited series starring Tom Hiddleston who will also serve as executive producer. The series, which will stream on Apple TV+ on a date TBC, is based on David Grann’s non-fiction work of the same name. The new co-production from Apple Studios and UCP […]

April 8, 2022

Apple TV+ announces second season of Severance

Apple TV+ has announced a second season pick-up for “Severance,” the critically acclaimed workplace thriller from creator and writer Dan Erickson, and director and executive producer Ben Stiller. The news arrives ahead of the epic season one finale, which makes its highly anticipated release on April 8th on Apple TV+. “It’s really exciting to see […]

April 7, 2022