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Apple revenues up 11% in pandemic

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter ended June 27th. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $59.7 billion (€50.3bn), an increase of 11 per cent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.58, up 18 per cent. International sales accounted for 60 per cent of the quarter’s […]

July 31, 2020

160 Emmy nominations for Netflix

Netflix has seen its content earn a combined 160 Emmy nominations – a record amount that beats the 137 nods received by HBO in 2019. HBO still had the most-nominated show in Watchmen – an innovative sequel to the celebrated graphic novel that tackled racism in the US – which earned 26 nods. Succession also […]

July 29, 2020

Apple still reliant on devices

Apple’s latest results will shows its new services, including TV, have yet to generate meaningful revenue, leaving it reliant on the iPhone and App store. Last year Apple had an enormous launch for four new services: TV+, Arcade, News+ and the Apple Card but the propositions haven’t moved the dial on Apple’s top line, reports […]

July 28, 2020

Apple TV+ announces The Oprah Conversation

Apple TV+ and Oprah Winfrey have announced The Oprah Conversation, a new series that will continue to explore impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world. The Oprah Conversation will debut on Apple TV+ on July 30th. Filmed remotely and incorporating audience engagement, WInfrey will lead timely and intimate discussions […]

July 28, 2020

Apple orders Shining Girls

Apple has announced a series order for Shining Girls, a new metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes and starring Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss. Hailing from MRC Television, the series will be adapted for television and executive produced by Silka Luisa, who will also serve as showrunner. Moss will star […]

July 24, 2020

Noggin launches on Apple TV channels in LatAm

Noggin, Nick Jr’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, is now available through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app in Latin America. Customers can sign up for a seven-day free trial and subscribe directly to Noggin on the Apple TV app for $2.99 per month. Noggin subscribers can watch online or download long- and […]

July 22, 2020

Study: Prime Video has best IMDb ratings

Research conducted by Cable.co.uk has found that Amazon Prime Video has the best original programming of the streaming services available in the UK, while Netflix has the better offering according to the audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Using IMDb, the average series rating for Amazon Prime originals was found to be 7.49, whilst Netflix was […]

July 17, 2020

Apple orders Echo 3 series

Apple has given a straight-to-series order for Echo 3, a new action-thriller written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) that will be produced by Apple and Keshet Studios. Set in South America, the 10-part series is the latest project to join a growing lineup of premium international […]

July 17, 2020

Apple acquires Timberlake’s Palmer movie

On the heels of the debut of Tom Hanks’ Greyhound, Apple is expanding its slate of original films with Palmer, starring Justin Timberlake and directed by Fisher Stevens, from SK Global. Written by Cheryl Guerriero, Palmer follows a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (played by Timberlake) who, after a stint in prison, returns […]

July 16, 2020

Apple signs Elba to first-look deal

Apple has agreed a first-look deal with actor, writer and DJ Idris Elba that will see his production company, Green Door Pictures, produce series and streaming features for Apple TV+. Elba has appeared in such movies as Hobbs & Shaw, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, The Dark Tower, Star Trek: Beyond and Beasts of No […]

July 13, 2020