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Altice Portugal on Android TV and Apple TV

Altice Portugal has launched a new set-top box for its Meo TV service, which it claims is the first in the world to enable a simultaneous Android TV and Apple TV experience. The new Android TV box has been developed by technological unit Altice Labs with Meo’s engineering and product teams and Google. According to […]

August 25, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Apple’s Ted Lasso scores season two pick up

On the heels of the premiere of Apple’s hit series “Ted Lasso,” the acclaimed comedy watched by fans around the world has scored a 10-episode second season set to debut next year. The fourth episode of the sports smash comedy will premiere globally this Friday, August 21 on Apple TV+. In this week’s new episode, […]

August 20, 2020

Apple orders country music competition series

Apple has ordered its first competition series, My Kind of Country, which will launch a global search for unconventional and extraordinary country music talent that will be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Emmy-nominated Hello Sunshine, Jason Owen and Emmy Award nominee Izzie Pick Ibarra. Adam Blackstone will serve as musical director of the series, which will […]

August 18, 2020

Australia: Home entertainment subs soar

The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted home entertainment subscription services in Australia according to research from emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte. Australians added 5.6 million new subscriptions to the end of June 2020, an increase of 18 per cent from a year ago. This growth was across streaming video on demand (SVoD), streaming music and games-related […]

August 17, 2020

ViacomCBS streaming bundle on Apple TV+

ViacomCBS has reportedly agreed for the Apple TV+ streaming service to bundle both CBS All Access and Showtime for an additional $9.99, on top of the usual $4.99 monthly charge. The service will offer subscribers in the US a selection of content from ViacomCBS brands including CBS, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, its Paramount film studio […]

August 14, 2020

Apple TV+ greenlights Harriet the Spy

Apple has announced a series order for Harriet the Spy, the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel. Hailing from The Jim Henson Company and Rehab Entertainment, Harriet the Spy will join the growing slate of content for kids and families on the Apple TV+ streaming platform. Set in 1960s New York when the […]

August 13, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Scorsese signs first-look deal with Apple

Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese has signed a multi-year agreement with Apple to create exclusive film and TV projects for the Apple TV+ streaming service. The deal with Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions will include the recently acquired Killers Of The Flower Moon starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Nir, according to Deadline. Last year, Scorsese directed […]

August 12, 2020

DiCaprio signs first-look deal with Apple

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions have signed a multi-year deal with Apple to develop new TV series and films. According to the terms, Appian Way, also run by President of Production, Jennifer Davisson, will produce new television projects for the Apple TV streaming platform. Earlier this year, Apple paid some $200 […]

August 4, 2020

Long Way Up launches Sept 18 on Apple TV

Apple TV+ has unveiled a first look at “Long Way Up,” an epic new motorcycle series, starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which reunites best friends after more than a decade since their last motorbike adventure around the world. The first three episodes of “Long Way Up” will premiere globally on […]

August 4, 2020

Forecast: SVoD to boost Mexico entertainment market

As the second half of 2020 gets underway, Mexico’s video entertainment market is expected to recover from the impact of Covid-19, with digital video leading the charge and showing strong prospects for growth in 2021. That’s according to a report from Futuresource Consulting, which points to 17 per cent growth next year, propelling overall video […]

July 31, 2020