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Apple TV+ poaches Sony’s Parnell

Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell is leaving the company after more than 16 years to work at Apple TV+. Parnell will take on a senior programming role at the streaming service later this month, and help to drive development of Apple’s original series. He will report to Matt Cherniss, Apple’s head of scripted development. […]

July 2, 2020

Research: US lockdown easing hits SVoD numbers

The surge in users of SVoD services during the stay-at-home period was not always sustained once people were allowed to move around more freely, according to new research from analyst firm Strategy Analytics. The report, Covid-19’s Impact on SVoD, surveyed a

June 26, 2020

Apple TV+ gaining Losing Alice

Losing Alice, a neo-noir psychological thriller from creator, writer and director Sigal Avin, is set to join Apple’s slate of sweeping international original series in a new co-production deal. Apple has partnered with Israel’s Dori Media productions in association with HOT on Losing Alice, which recently hosted its premiere as part of the We Are […]

June 26, 2020

Apple orders The Afterparty

In a competitive situation, Apple has given a straight-to-series order for “The Afterparty,” a new comedy series from Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord. “The Afterparty” is a murder-mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will feature a retelling of the […]

June 24, 2020

Hanks’ Greyhound premieres July 10 on Apple TV+

Following news of its acquisition of Greyhound – a World War II action film starring and written by Tom Hanks – Apple has announced the feature will make its global debut in over 100 countries on July 10th, exclusively on Apple TV+. Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran who, as a first-time captain, is […]

June 12, 2020

Survey: US SVoD surge may continue post-pandemic

Covid-19 has brought on many changes in the way people consume media, with more than half of Americans (56 per cent) saying they are using paid streaming services at a higher rate today than before the pandemic. As shelter-in-place mandates begin to lift, findings from

June 11, 2020

Report: Streaming leads US customer satisfaction

Americans staying home are happier with their Internet and subscription TV service, according to the ACSI Telecommunications Report 2019-2020 from The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Video streaming maintains its status leading customer satisfaction Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way Americans work and how they spend their leisure time. With stay-at-home and work-from-home becoming a […]

June 9, 2020

Research: 80% US homes own connected TV device

Findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that 80 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 stick or set-top box, Chromecast, or Apple TV), connected video game systems, and/or connected Blu-ray players. This is an increase […]

June 8, 2020

Data: SVoD down in May (from record high)

After use surges in March and April, viewing time for the major US SVoD services dipped in May, research company 7Park Data reports. Netflix, which saw average US household viewing minutes surpass 600 in April, dipped to around 550 average viewing minutes. Disney+, meanwhile, reached 200 average viewing minutes per household, then fell back to […]

June 8, 2020