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Talks with major networks for Apple streaming TV service making rapid progress - report

07/14/2015, 10:07 am

After being mired for months, talks with major networks regarding an Apple streaming TV service are finally making major advancements ahead of an anticipated launch this fall, according to a new report.


Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

05/27/2015, 12:05 pm

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.


HBO agrees to allow Universal, Fox movies on Apple's iCloud

03/12/2012, 10:03 am

Premium cable network HBO has agreed to relax its terms from contracts with Universal and Fox and allow the studios to make their movies available for download on Apple's iCloud.


iCloud now supports downloads of "most" iTunes movies, apart from Fox, Universal

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple's iTunes support for downloading previous purchases from iCloud has expanded into movies, although two studios, Fox and Universal, are still working to resolve an exclusive contractual obligation with HBO.


CBS rejected Apple TV streaming service offer over revenue split

11/03/2011, 10:11 pm

CBS boss Les Moonves revealed in an earnings call on Thursday that his company had been approached by Apple about a potential streaming TV service that would share ad revenues, but the network declined to strike a deal because it prefers to license its content.


Amazon signs magazine publishers, Fox ahead of tablet launch

09/27/2011, 01:09 am

Amazon has reached agreements with three large publishing houses to provide digital magazine content for the company's upcoming iPad competitor, according to a new report, while also adding Fox movies and TV shows to its Amazon Prime streaming video service.


TV studios quietly adding closed-captioned episodes to iTunes Store

09/13/2011, 12:09 am

Television studios have quietly begun adding closed captioning to a small selection of the TV shows on offer in Apple's iTunes Store.


Studios shift from DVD to iTunes to distribute Oscar nominees

01/28/2011, 06:01 pm

Movie studios are seeking to distribute their award nominated films to Academy and Screen Actors Guild voters using Apple's iTunes rather than conventional DVDs, in hopes of limiting piracy of the pre-release films.


Apple may introduce iPad news subscriptions at media event Dec. 9

11/22/2010, 07:11 pm

Apple may hold a press event as soon as Dec. 9 with a number of print executives -- including News Corp's Rupert Murdoch -- to unveil a new subscription billing option for newspapers and magazines on the iPad.


News Corp, Apple building tablet-only iPad newspaper together - rumor

11/21/2010, 01:11 pm

Media giant News Corp may be working directly with Apple to build an all-new newspaper built specifically for the iPad, set to launch in the coming months at a cost of 99 cents per week.


News Corp says iPad-specific publication coming soon

11/17/2010, 11:11 pm

A News Corp. executive has confirmed that a news publication built specifically for tablets such as Apple's iPad will be coming soon, though it will initially be a U.S. product.


iTunes movies come to Japan, US TV networks blocking Google TV

11/10/2010, 09:11 pm

Apple announced Thursday that movies are now available on the iTunes Store in Japan, while the major TV networks in the U.S. have blocked Google TV from playing content from their websites through the Chrome browser.


Briefly: New Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, iPod levies in EU, News Corp shelving digital newsstand project

10/22/2010, 12:10 am

Apple has released a new beta for its forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, while an EU court ruling may block 'copying levies' placed on iPods and iPhones. Also, News Corp. is putting its plans for an iPad-specific digital newsstand on hold, a new report claims.


Time Warner CEO says Apple 99-cent rental model 'jeopardizes' sales

09/29/2010, 09:09 pm

Time Warner chief executive Jeff Bewkes has warned other media execs that low cost rentals from Apple threaten sales of TV shows to branded networks.


Viacom also opposed to Apple's 99 cent TV rentals, CBS will 'see what happens'

09/23/2010, 08:09 pm

Viacom's chief executive explained that Apple's 99 cent TV rental plan "doesn't work" for the company, while CBS is waiting to see the numbers for rentals of ABC and Fox show.


NBC strongly opposed to Apple's 99 cent iTunes rental model

09/22/2010, 04:09 pm

NBC Universal is unlikely join a pair of its peers in serving up a la carte TV show rentals to Apple TV users for 99 cents for pop through Apple's iTunes Store later this year, according to comments from the company's top executive.


Fox, ABC agree to give Apple 99-cent TV rentals

09/01/2010, 01:09 am

Apple has reached an agreement with both News Corp. and Walt Disney to allow 99-cent rentals of Fox and ABC TV shows through iTunes, according to a new report.


Rupert Murdoch may be swing vote in Apple's 99 cent TV rental pitch

08/31/2010, 08:08 am

While most in the TV industry are opposed to Apple's proposed plan for 99 cent episode rentals, its efforts could be saved by News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch's drive to save the newspaper industry, according to a new report.


Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.


Comcast's NBC deal could be roadblock for Apple's subscription hopes

12/06/2009, 10:12 am

While Apple is rumored to be working with TV networks on a subscription plan for shows on iTunes, Comcast's intent to purchase NBC could prevent such a deal with one of the big four U.S. broadcast networks.