Apple recruits BBC producer Joe Oppenheimer for international video efforts

The latest hire for Apple’s original video efforts is BBC Films’ executive producer Joe Oppenheimer, known for projects like “I, Daniel Blake,” “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa,” and “My Scientology Movie.”
Source: macinsider

Apple to sell third-party streaming service subscriptions through 'TV' app, report says

Perhaps offering a glimpse at Apple’s master plan for video, the company is reportedly planning to sell subscriptions to third-party services through its “TV” app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.
Source: macinsider

Three Amazon video content development executives jump ship for fledgling Apple production effort

Apple is further growing its stable of video streaming executives, poaching three high-level staffers from Amazon with one who will retain focused on children’s programming development.
Source: macinsider

Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of “Battlestar Galactica,” will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
Source: macinsider

Apple's 'TV' app goes live in France, Germany & UK [u]

Apple on Friday quietly brought its “TV” app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV to Europe, offering a centralized way of watching shows and movies from iTunes and various compatible streaming apps. [Updated with info about Sweden & Norway]
Source: macinsider

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