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AppleTV 4K and Apple Video Services.

Apple tv+ launches Nov 2019 at $4.99 per month.

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Manchester City become the first Premier League club to launch a full feature AppleTV app (for UK Audiences).


Manchester United, have also launched an AppleTV App, I'm expecting Chelsea to do so as well before the new season starts.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Even more so as Chelsea TV have now shut their linear channel on Sky.
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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Catching up on news from WWDC, and the upcoming tvOS 13 will feature new screensavers produced by none other than the BBC Natural History Unit.

Quote:
Finally, Apple is touting a new collection of 4K HDR screen savers from the BBC Natural History Unit, the same team behind Blue Planet. They’re not yet in tvOS 13, though they’ll undoubtedly be incredible.

https://tidbits.com/2019/06/10/an-early-look-at-tvos-13/
RK
Rkolsen World News
I finally upgraded to UHD TV after my Samsung HDTV of 10 years started to regularly giving me white lines and or vertical patterns of red, green and blue about every five pixels. Previously after a a minute it fixes itself but recently has been lasting longer and coming back during programs. So I went to Best Buy and bought a 50” series 7. I was too busy setting up the Xfinity X1 apps (included with the STB) and such but I tested the Apple TV app and it seemed pretty solid.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Brian Cox's The Planets on iTunes has what seems to be a first for BBC Earth a series of short five minute 'Minisodes' covering single topics from within the series. Each of these includes embedded text version of the narration. Presumably these are for educational use and are very good. I'm wondering whether they'll appear as network fillers in due course.
NG
noggin Founding member
Brian Cox's The Planets on iTunes has what seems to be a first for BBC Earth a series of short five minute 'Minisodes' covering single topics from within the series. Each of these includes embedded text version of the narration. Presumably these are for educational use and are very good. I'm wondering whether they'll appear as network fillers in due course.


I guess that depends whether they were commissioned by BBC Public Service Content (i.e. BBC One/Two/Four teams) or made by BBC Studios separately for others. The increased separation of BBC Studios and BBC Public Service means there is a lot more independence between them.

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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Interesting that the Apollo 11 anniversary is being used to stretch the pricing structure on the iTunes site. The BBC are not immune to this.
Stargazing is £4.99 rather than the usual £2.49 single episode fee and
The Moon Landing EVA collared together special, that's yet to be aired, is at £6.99 (albeit almost three hours long)

39 days later

BK
bkman1990 UTV Newsline
Apple TV+ spending has hit $6 billion for it's content. It's planning to offer Apple TV+ for $9.99 a month for just 5 of their new shows.

https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/19/apple-original-content-spending/#disqus_thread

Apple are spending $15 million each on episodes for both The Morning Show & See. That is more money spent per episode than the final season of GoT. For just offering 5 shows for Apple TV+ to date; it looks really likely now that these shows will be bundled in with other Apple products like iTunes or other streaming services to make it look more attractive for any new subscribers.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The one element that we don't know yet is the number of third party streaming deals Apple have secured. These will boost the offering significantly. I'm expecting almost all content providers to come on board except Disney who'll need to preserve their own content for the Disney+ service. Netflix should be concerned considering they currently don't have any USP in the streaming space despite their commissioning to date.

One element nobody, that I've seen, has dealt with is the effect on Apple's buy to stream for all time market, i.e. their current video offering. I have a feeling that prices for these titles will increase significantly to drive viewers to the streaming model and it's guaranteed income stream.

I am expecting significant bundling with new products though as I've discussed previously. New products >£100 getting say 1 month, >£500, 3 and >£1200, 6 as examples. Offering of subs as Black Friday discounts will feature too.

We should know in three weeks or so. There's a keynote on or around 10th September due.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
The one element that we don't know yet is the number of third party streaming deals Apple have secured. These will boost the offering significantly. I'm expecting almost all content providers to come on board except Disney who'll need to preserve their own content for the Disney+ service. Netflix should be concerned considering they currently don't have any USP in the streaming space despite their commissioning to date.

Eh? No USP for Netflix? How about it’s universal availability, a catalogue of their own shows that already have loyal audiences and the brand loyalty they’ve built up?
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
All three of those aspects are transitory and their debt together with a lack of an alternative hook, is concerning many in financial markets too. Increasing deficits by $3Bn+ per year can't go on forever.

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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Apple Event Sept 10th 2019 ...

Apple TV+ launching in the US on 1st November 2019 at $4.99 per month.
One year free with Apple Products.

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