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Apple TV+ lands series order for Criminal Record

Apple TV+ has announced an eight-episode series order for Criminal Record, a new thriller starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo as detectives in a tug of war over a historic murder conviction. From BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman, the series is currently in production in London and is […]

June 21, 2022

NBCUniversal now ad reseller for Apple News in UK

NBCUniversal has announced an expansion of its longstanding relationship with Apple News to become the exclusive advertising reseller for Apple News and Apple Stocks in the UK. NBCUniversal has been the exclusive advertising reseller for News and Stocks in the US since 2017 and has worked with more than 500 advertisers since the launch of […]

June 20, 2022

Apple, MLS sign 10 year rights deal

Apple and Major League Soccer (MLS) have announced that the Apple TV app will be the exclusive destination to watch every single live MLS match beginning in 2023. This partnership is a first for a major professional sports league and will allow fans around the world to watch all MLS, Leagues Cup, and select MLS […]

June 15, 2022

Data: Entertainment app usage up 13% YoY

AppsFlyer, in partnership with Liftoff, has released the State of App Marketing for Subscription Apps, an in-depth report containing key insights that detail consumer trends and help marketers understand how subscription apps are navigating the age of digital privacy. As subscription-based apps grow year-over-year (YoY), reflecting the change in consumer behaviour, apps in multiple categories […]

June 14, 2022

Apple lands Brad Pitt F1 movie

Apple Studios has confirmed a rights deal for the sought-after Formula One racing feature from Joseph Kosinski, Plan B Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, starring Academy Award winner Brad Pitt. Kosinski is set to direct, and will produce the feature alongside seven-time Formula One champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad […]

June 8, 2022

Freevee on Apple devices

Amazon Freevee, the AVoD service formerly known as IMDb TV, is now available to watch on Apple TV, iPads and iPhones with the service available via a dedicated app from the App Store. Freevee previously announced that it will grow its Originals slate by 70 per pent in 2022, including the spinoff of the longest-running […]

May 17, 2022

UK creates DMU to regulate Big Tech

Big Tech companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook-owner Meta will have to abide by new competition rules laid out by the UK government – or risk facing huge fines. The new Digital Markets Unit (DMU) regulator will be given powers to clamp down on “predatory practices” of some firms. The DMU will also have […]

May 6, 2022

Apple Music now on Roku platform

Apple Music is now available in the Roku Channel Store. Subscribers can unlock ad-free access to Apple Music’s  library of more than 90 million songs and 30,000 playlists with fresh tracks dropping daily. Music lovers can create personalised playlists, access expert-curated playlists, or tune-in to Apple Music Radio’s live streaming to hear the newest music […]

May 3, 2022

Apple lands Michael J. Fox nonfiction feature film

Apple has announced a new untitled feature film about the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox (“Back to the Future” franchise, “Spin City,” “Family Ties,”), from Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth,” “Waiting for Superman,” “He Named Me Malala”). The film is currently in production in New York, Los Angeles and […]

April 28, 2022

Research: US streaming growth stalls

The US streaming market continued to evolve in Q1 2022. Entertainment on Demand, the solution measuring streaming service from Kantar, reveals that the proportion of US households who have video streaming services has stalled at 86 per cent (up 0.4 per cent points quarter-on-quarter), after seeing substantial growth in Q4 2021. This means there are […]

April 27, 2022