Apple Original Shows

Apple has been spending money left and right to pick up a slew of original programming in an effort to become another contender in the streaming service industry. The tech company is expected to spend about $1 billion on original content this year with an eye towards creating shows that are geared towards wide family audiences. And after spending all that money, how much are they going to charge for users to watch it? Nothing.

That’s right, a new report reveals that Apple will apparently let users watch their original content for free as long as they own Apple devices. And the reason for that makes sense once you find out exactly how this new original content will be distributed by Apple. Read More »

apple streaming service

The Apple streaming service continues to amass an impressive line-up of talent with eye-catching shows. But don’t expect any of those shows to be too risqué. A new report reveals that Apple is working hard to make their streaming service ultra family friendly and, well, kind of bland. Apple has gone so far as to pull the plug on one of their potential shows because it had too much sex and violence, while also instructing other shows to remove any trace of potentially offensive subject matter.

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digital movies

There was once a magical time when physical media reigned supreme. VHS gave way to DVD and DVD gave way to Blu-ray, and everyone was happy to plunk down some hard-earned cash to take their favorite movies home.

Then came the onset of digital, and things changed fast. Now, a majority of casual movie watchers are more than happy to own things digitally. But here’s the twist: you don’t really own your digital movies. Even if you pay for them. Because Apple can go ahead and delete whatever is in your library whenever they want.

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Time Bandits TV show

Apple refuses to stop adding shows to their streaming service. Don’t even try to stop them. The latest: a Time Bandits TV series, based on Terry Gilliam‘s film of the same name. The Time Bandits series joins an ever-growing list of eclectic original programming set to debut on Apple’s streaming service.

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Apple movies

For the past nine months, Apple has been developing loads of original television shows with high-profile names like J.J. Abrams, Reese Witherspoon, Damien Chazelle, and more. But now we have our first hint that the company may be expanding into the movie world as well. Read More »

Shantaram TV series

Apple demands more shows! Less than 24 hours after announcing one show, they’ve gone ahead and announced another: an adaptation of Gregory David Roberts‘ novel Shantaram. The story is set in the underworld of contemporary Mumbai.

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Apple’s Original TV Series Strategy Explained

Apple's original TV series

Last year, we learned that Apple is going to be producing high-level original scripted programming in an effort to compete with Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. The tech company has racked up a handful of shows since that announcement, but they’ve yet to announce exactly how customers will be able to actually watch those shows. That question is still a mystery, but at South By Southwest, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services offered an explanation for their strategy of creating Apple’s original TV series. Read More »

leaving netflix

Could there be another acquisition that could shake Hollywood as much as the historic Disney-Fox deal did? With the rumblings around Apple approaching a deal with Netflix, it’s possible.

The streaming giant has heavily impacted and diversified the television field, and Apple may be looking to get its hands in that pot — recently setting a $1 billion budget to produce its own original content. Analysts claim that Apple, in possession of a surplus of overseas cash, will approach Netflix for a deal.

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Apple TV shows

Back in July, we found out that Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were planning to reunite (after Witherspoon’s brief guest stint on Friends) to star in a television drama about the cutthroat world of morning TV shows. Apple was among the many potential buyers to be interested, and now the tech giant has officially given the untitled series a two season order as part of their foray into original programming.
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james bond film rights

The James Bond franchise is one of the longest-running film franchises of all time, and it’s no secret that Hollywood’s current business model holds bankable franchises in particularly high esteem. That’s why nearly every major studio has, at one time or another in the past few years, been vying for the distribution rights to the Bond movies after MGM and Eon Productions’ deal with Sony Pictures lapsed after Spectre.

But now two new contenders have entered the fray, and if one of them wins the rights, the future of the Bond franchise (and potentially the blockbuster film landscape as a whole) could look very different than it does now. Apple and Amazon are now bidding on the James Bond film rights, and there’s the chance that a James Bond TV show could even be in the cards if the right circumstances fall into place.
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