Apple is targeting April, or early May, to launch its new video service in the US, but Netflix won’t be a part of it and HBO is in doubt, according to CNBC’s Alex Sherman.
Stefan Langefeld, chairman of the management board of German media company Pantaflix AG, has resigned from the management board in agreement with the supervisory board as of the end of the current month.
In a surprise move, Samsung has announced it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring.
Netflix is no longer allowing new customers to subscribe via iTunes using in-app purchase on their iPhone or iPad in order to avoid paying a 30% commission to Apple.
Apple is planning to launch a TV subscription service in the first half of 2019, according to news website The Information.
Apple is said to be discussing the possibility of offering its Apple TV box to customers of the BT-owned EE, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) are sharpening up their original commissions as SVOD players across the board announce new content.
CBC, the technical services subsidiary of German broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, has selected the HTML5 web player and SDKs from US online video technology provider Bitmovin.
Research by Ampere Analysis reveals that online households now own an average of 4.5 different types of connected devices.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.