iWorld

Apple TV to launch channel subscription

It will be available in more than 100 markets

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/14/aplle.jpg?itok=jVlFX_k_

MUMBAI: A new television-watching app for its devices and some internet-connected TVs has been rolled out by Apple recently, according to various reports. It was also mentioned that the launch is an attempt to gain more revenue from reselling other companies programming and, later this year, its own original shows.

Its aim is to solve some of the headaches that have emerged in the streaming media era. It will be available in more than 100 markets to pull many of those services together to show viewers where they can watch live or on-demand movies, TV shows, news and sports via a single search, or through personalized recommendations.

The app also will allow users to sign up and pay for channels they do not already subscribe to without creating new passwords or downloading additional apps. Early partner channels include HBO, Starz, Showtime and Tastemade, with more expected to join in the future, Apple said.

A show's past seasons, for example, might be available on Hulu, Netflix, or iTunes, while current episodes require cable or purchase, leaving customers juggling multiple remotes.

According to the report, Apple will take a cut of the subscription fees when customers use the Apple TV app to sign up for a channel.

Initially, the app will be available on Apple devices plus 2019 Samsung Electronics smart TVs and some 2018 models. Later this year, customers with certain Vizio, LG, and Sony TVs will be able to use the TV app using AirPlay 2.

Apple's television app will also aim to let users search for a show across multiple services in one shot, including by using Siri, the company's voice assistant. The app will make recommendations based on a mix of curation by human editors and a viewer's watching habits.

There will be some limitations, however. Netflix has said it will not be included in Apple's channels, which means programming on Netflix will appear in search results but viewers will need to exit the Apple TV app. And so far only three pay TV providers are supported in the Apple TV app - Charter Communications's Spectrum, AT&T's DirecTV Now and Sony's Playstation Vue.

The app also will serve as the home this fall for the Apple TV+ subscription service, which will include original shows from Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and others.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/18/pri.jpg?itok=iGlicica
Netflix names Priyanka Chaudhari as head of in-house Indian IP vertical

Netflix has made a new Indian hire as it gets serious about Indian content. Priyanka Chaudhari has joined Netflix India as a director and senior counsel – IP. In her role, she will handle IP, trademark and content issues. She will be reporting to the team in Los Angeles.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/17/netflix.jpg?itok=V37kXJ5k
7% Netflix viewers may cancel subscription after Disney+ launch

After dominating the digital entertainment space for the last few years, Netflix’s reign is now being challenged by upcoming Disney+.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/17/airetel.jpg?itok=kEBzO4GP
Airtel, Vodafone Idea’s user base plunges after minimum recharge plan rollout

Two leading telecom operators, Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) and Airtel have faced a significant reduction in user base after the rollout of minimum recharge plans.

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/17/z5ee.jpg?itok=LvwCkFEd
ZEE5 lines up a Mega May for its Global viewers with Skyfire, Yours Truly, Thiravam and more

Global digital entertainment powerhouse ZEE5 has lined up a Mega May for its audiences across 190+ markets.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/16/amazon.jpg?itok=FiOsGomI
Get ready to binge-watch an all-new season of award-winning series Fleabag on Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video brings to its viewers a fresh line up of local, regional and global content across genres this week.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/16/eros.jpg?itok=CZguUj8Q
Eros Now Short Movies makes it to DFW South Asian Film Festival 2019

Eros Now, the cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform owned by Eros International Plc, a Global Indian Entertainment Company, is known to offer diversified, engaging and entertaining content for its massive consumer base in India as well as globally.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/15/fb.jpg?itok=06knuydz
Facebook India partners with leading creative agencies to boost short-form video creativity

Facebook India today launched ‘Thumbstoppers’, a first-of-its-kind initiative to redefine short-form mobile video creativity in the country.

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/15/google.jpg?itok=TgP5QyY3
Google targets higher revenue with ads on app homepage

In a bid to generate larger revenues, Google has announced that it will allow ads on the homepage of its mobile app later this year, according to various reports.

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/05/15/juger.jpg?itok=KDOK1YNb
IN10 Media launches Juggernaut Productions to create shows for OTT platforms

IN10 Media has announced the launch of Juggernaut Productions and in a bid to whet its appetite for content on several digital platforms, it has roped in Samar Khan as COO for its OTT vertical.

iWorld Over The Top Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories