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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

Apple TV+ lands Constellation

Apple TV+ has greenlit “Constellation,” a new conspiracy-based psychological thriller drama series starring Noomi Rapace (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “You Won’t Be Alone”) and Emmy Award nominee Jonathan Banks (“Mudbound,” “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”), and created and written by Peter Harness (“The War of the Worlds,” “Doctor Who,” “Wallander”). Emmy Award winner […]

April 6, 2022

Apple’s Makur Maker docuseries debuts April 22

Apple TV+ has announced that its new five-part documentary series The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball, chronicling the inspiring, coming-of-age story of basketball phenom Makur Maker, will make its global debut on April 22nd on Apple TV+. Seth Gordon and executive produces the series which follows Maker, the NBA hopeful who grabbed global headlines with […]

April 1, 2022

Data: 38% Oscar commercials purchased by M&E companies

This year’s Oscars ceremony was held on March 27th. The event proven to be a big night for advertisers to run ads during the live broadcast. MediaRadar analysed top verticals’ spend on ads on Hulu Live’s streaming of ABC’s The 94th Academy Awards. Key findings include: Media & Entertainment: During the 2022 Oscars, 38 per […]

March 29, 2022

Apple’s CODA wins best picture Oscar

Apple TV+ movie CODA, which tells the story of a teenager who is the only hearing member of a deaf family, has become the first streaming movie to win the coveted best picture at the Oscars. Going into the awards ceremony on March 27th, the low-budget, independent film CODA was considered a major underdog to […]

March 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Apple TV on Philips hospitality displays

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional TV and digital signage products, ihas announced that the  Apple TV app is now available to hotel guests on its range of Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs. Further reinforcing PPDS’ strategy to offer complete professional TV solutions to the global hospitality market – including advanced back-end control and […]

March 23, 2022

Sky offers 3 months free Apple TV+

Sky is offering its Sky Q and Sky Glass customers three months free access to the Apple TV+ streaming service. In a message to customers, Sky said: “For Sky VIPs, the VIP treatment never stops. That’s why you can now get a three-month free trial of Apple TV+ […] That’s Sky TV and huge Apple […]

March 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Study: SVoD abundance clouds brand choices

For the past four years, Hub Entertainment Research’s Evolution of Video Branding study has been tracking awareness, familiarity, and understanding of top brands in the TV marketplace. Key findings from this year’s study: Although consumers don’t have a strong understanding of many TV streaming brands, as described below, they tend to be more confident describing […]

March 16, 2022