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

Apple pushes Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV with 'What's New' screen, paid Twitter ads

Apple has gone all-in on promoting the new Amazon Prime Video app, and is not only telling users that it is available after a tvOS 11.2 update, but has taken out Twitter “promoted” tweets noting it as well.
Source: macinsider

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