Carol Burnett To Star Opposite Kristen Wiig In Apple’s ‘Mrs. American Pie’

The beloved entertainer has booked the starring role, opposite Kristen Wiig, in the Apple scripted comedy series Mrs. American Pie. Created by Abe Sylvia (Dead to Me) and ordered straight to series in February the 10-episode comedy is set in the early 1970s and revolves around Maxine Simmons’ (Wiig) attempt to secure her seat at America’s most exclusive table: Palm Beach high society.

Jon Stewart Cares Less About His Legacy Than You Do

On the eve of entering the comedy hall of fame, the former host of The Daily Show is already in his second act.

Report: Apple Likely To Secure Rights To MLS Games

Major League Soccer and Apple may soon be finalizing an agreement to bring the top domestic soccer league to Apple TV+, according to a report from Sam Stejskal, who broke the story on Twitter.

HBO Max Rolls Out Updated App For Apple TV Users

Jason Momoa to Write, Star And Produce Historical Hawaiian Series ‘Chief Of War’ For Apple

At A Pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s Feel-Good ‘CODA’ Triumphs

Sian Heder’s CODA, which first premiered at a virtual Sundance Film Festival in winter 2021, started out as an underdog but gradually emerged as the Oscars’ feel-good favorite. It also had one very deep-pocketed backer in Apple TV+, which scored its first best picture Academy Award on Sunday, less than three years after launching the service. It also handed another near-miss defeat to Netflix, the veteran streamer that for years has tried vainly to score best picture. Its best chance, Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, came in with a leading 12 nominations. It won one, for Campion’s direction.

Apple TV+ Service Restored Following Widespread Monday Outage

Apple Enters Sports Arena With Major League Baseball Streaming Deal

The streamer has struck a rights deal with Major League Baseball to carry a weekly doubleheader of games on Fridays, starting with the 2022 season — whenever that may begin.

‘The Shrink Next Door’ Creator Is Suing Over The TV Series

Streamers Among Brand Loyalty Leaders

Brand Keys said comfort dominates amid COVID-19 trial by fire.

Apple Declared The (Latest) Favorite In ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ Sweepstakes

NFL executives privately prefer a pure-play technology giant like Apple over a ‘retailer’ like Amazon, The Athletic reports.

Jon Stewart Drops Trailer For New Apple Show

The streamer is teasing its forthcoming “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” which will apparently include the former “Daily Show” host grilling U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen.

Netflix, Apple Prove It Is A Streamer’s World And We Are Just Living In It

Between Netflix’s Sarandos and Apple’s Lasso it was a big night for anyone named Ted.

How ‘The Morning Show’ Reframed Season 2 Around COVID-19

Apple TV App Arrives On Android TV

Apple Working On Combined TV Box, Speaker To Revive Home Efforts

Apple Inc. has been a laggard in the smart-home space, but a versatile new device in early development could change that. The company is working on a product that would combine an Apple TV set-top box with a HomePod speaker and include a camera for video conferencing through a connected TV and other smart-home functions, according to people familiar with the matter.

Oprah Winfrey Docuseries Ordered By Apple TV+

Apple TV Was Making A Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out

Big tech companies now exert huge influence over what stories get told. The message is clear: Be careful who you offend.

Hillary And Chelsea Clinton To Host ‘Gutsy Women’ Docuseries At Apple TV+

Julianna Margulies Joins ‘Morning Show’ On Apple TV+

Peanuts Holiday Specials to Air On PBS

The long run of A Charlie Brown Christmas on over-the-air TV will continue, at least for this year. Apple — which earlier this year snapped up the rights to the classic holiday special, along with other parts of the Peanuts catalog — has cut a deal with PBS under which A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will air on the public broadcaster. The deal ensures that viewers without access to Apple’s TV+ streaming platform can still see the two specials.

Jon Stewart Back In Host’s Chair For Apple TV+

Stewart will host an hour-long, current affairs series that will explore topics of national interest as well as his advocacy work, the streaming service said Tuesday.

‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials Won’t Air On TV For 1st Time In Decades

Apple Plans AR Content To Boost TV+

Apple plans to add bonus augmented reality content to its Apple TV+ streaming video service. The new feature is said to take aspects of scenes in a TV show, such as characters or objects, and display them on the viewer’s iPhone or iPad so they can be seen as if they existed in the user’s surrounding environment.

Apple TV+ To Launch Discounted Bundle

Apple Inc. plans to bundle access to CBS All Access and Showtime content at a discounted price for subscribers to its TV+ video service, according to people familiar with the plans. This is Apple’s first discounted bundle offering for video content with the TV+ service. Currently, users must subscribe to different content providers in the TV app on an à la carte basis.

Apple TV+ Comes To American Airlines Flights

Apple’s ‘Morning Show’ Shuts Down Production Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Apple Might Be Releasing A New Apple TV Soon

Analyst: Apple’s TV Push Is ‘Failing To Resonate

Apple Inc.’s streaming video service has gained limited traction with consumers, and this could represent a cautious signal as the company moves away from hardware sales and toward services, according to Bernstein. Analyst Toni Sacconaghi estimated that fewer than 10 million consumers had opted for their free 12-month trial of Apple TV+, citing an analysis of the company’s first-quarter results.

QUARTERLY REPORT

Apple TV+ MIA In 1Q Earnings Report

Apple TV+ was one of the biggest product launches in years for Apple. But you wouldn’t know that from Apple’s just-released earnings. The streaming service, which launched last November after years of stops and starts, was not mentioned once in the tech giant’s first-quarter earnings report. During the subsequent earnings call with analysts, CEO Tim Cook dedicated only a brief mention of the new service when he said it was off to a “rousing start” but declined to disclose any actual subscriber numbers.

Can Apple TV+ Step It Up In 2020?

The streamer offered a peek at its upcoming shows at TCA, but its future is still cloudy.

Even Apple TV+’s Biggest Stars Don’t Know How Their Shows Are Doing

CES 2020

TiVo Apps For Roku, Apple TV ‘In Limbo’

A year ago at CES, TiVo demonstrated how popular OTT devices, such as Roku and Apple TV, could let users enjoy access the content on the TiVo DVR in their living room from other rooms in the house, or out of the home. But this week at CES 2020, Ted Malone, VP of products and services for TiVo, conceded that apps for OTT players are nowhere close to being deployed.

Streaming Services Up National TV Ad Spend

Walt Disney’s Disney Plus has amped up its marketing spend over the last month in preparation for its launch on Tuesday — spending $20.4 million on national/regional TV. And new competitor Apple TV+ isn’t slowing either.

Apple TV Exec Kim Rozenfeld Exits

Apple TV executive Kim Rozenfeld is departing the tech giant amid a restructuring of the executive ranks at its streaming platform. Rozenfeld is leaving his post as head of current scripted programming and documentary and unscripted content. He won’t being go far, however, as he has signed a first-look deal with Apple for his company, Half Full Productions.

Apple Aiming For Apple TV+ Launch In Nov.

Apple Inc. plans to roll out the Apple TV+ movie and TV subscription service for $9.99 a month by November, part of a drive to reach $50 billion in service sales by 2020, sources say.

Apple TV App Allows Direct Ch. Subscription

The new capabilities available Monday come ahead of Apple’s plan to offer its own original shows, including ones from Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Those shows will be part of an Apple TV Plus subscription coming later this year for a yet-to-be disclosed price.

Locast Expands Outlets For Free Online TV

Locast, the free over-the-air broadcast TV streaming service, said it has added iPad, Apple TV and Android TV to the devices/platforms on which it is now available. That is in addition to Apple iOS, Android, Roku and Hopper, as well as various browser platforms. Locast, which launched last year, does not have to get a TV station’s permission.

Netflix Says It Will Not Join Apple TV Service

Netflix, the world’s dominant streaming service, will not make its TV shows and movies available through Apple Inc’s upcoming video offering, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said on Monday. “We prefer to let our customers watch our content on our service,” Hastings told reporters at the company’s offices in Hollywood. “We have chosen not to integrate with their service.”

Sony’s PlayStation Vue Expands Multi-View Feature To Apple TV Subs