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Apple TV+ expand kids and family slate

Apple TV+ has announced the spring line-up of all-new original series, specials and returning fan favourites for kids and family audiences. The new series will kick off on March 31st with the animated series Eva the Owlet (pictured) inspired by the bestselling book series from Scholastic. The highly-anticipated new series Jane, from Emmy Award winner […]

January 26, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Apple TV+ lands Drops of God

Apple TV+ has announced an eight-episode acquisition of new multilingual French-Japanese drama Drops of God from Legendary Entertainment, adapted from the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by Tadashi Agi, with artwork by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha. Drops of God finds the world of gastronomy and fine wines […]

January 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Research: UK families value SVoD age ratings

A study from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) into attitudes and understanding of age ratings and content advice among UK-based parents and caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds, as well as young people aged 12-19, reveals that nine in ten (90 per cent) parents/caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds and eight in ten teenagers aged 16-19 consider […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Echelon Studios brings a-z viewing to FAST TV

Echelon Studios, an independent production, distribution, and licensing company, has strengthened its presence in the Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) arena with a new content catalogue. Following the successful launch of several FAST channels under the ‘a-z’ brand in 2020, Echelon Studios has now added to its diverse library, with a growing lineup of 19 […]

December 13, 2022

Apple TV+ renews The Fraggle

Apple TV+ has announced that the Emmy Award-winning series “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” the reboot of Jim Henson’s beloved classic “Fraggle Rock,” has been renewed for a second season and has begun production in Calgary, Canada. Tony and Grammy Award winner, and Emmy Award nominee Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) returns for season two alongside […]

December 13, 2022

Hallmark Movies Now on Apple’s SharePlay

Hallmark Media’s SVoD service, Hallmark Movies Now, has now enabled Apple’s SharePlay feature, providing a new way for fellow subscribers to watch movies and shows from the Hallmark library together. The feature allows iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronise playback in the Hallmark Movies Now app across individual devices while simultaneously participating in a […]

December 7, 2022

LG Smart TVs offer free Apple TV+ trial

LG Smart TV owners in over eighty countries can gain access to three months of Apple TV+ for free. The promotion is available to new Apple TV+ subscribers and applies to all compatible 4K and 8K LG Smart TV models from 2018 to 2022 running webOS 4.0 to webOS 2022. To redeem this offer, users […]

December 2, 2022

Shrinking to premiere globally Jan 2023 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has unveiled the premiere date for “Shrinking,” the new 10-episode comedy starring Jason Segel, and written by Emmy Award winning “Ted Lasso” co-creator Bill Lawrence, Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso” star, writer and co-executive producer Brett Goldstein, and Segel. Also starring Harrison Ford in one of his first major television roles, “Shrinking” will premiere […]

November 30, 2022

MLS Season Pass from Apple

Apple and Major League Soccer have confirmed that MLS Season Pass will launch February 1st 2023 — introducing a subscription service to fans in over 100 countries and regions that features every live MLS regular-season match, the entire playoffs, and the Leagues Cup, all with no blackouts. MLS Season Pass will bring MLS to its […]

November 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Apple’s Sharper to premiere in cinemas

Apple Original Films has announced the release date for the upcoming Apple Original Film Sharper, starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore. Sharper will premieres in select cinemas on February 10th 2023 and then globally on Apple TV+ on February 17th. Hailing from Apple Original Films and celebrated studio, A24, Sharper unfolds within the secrets of […]

November 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare