Apple rushing to sign up studios for its streaming service

Jamie McKane

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Apple rushing to sign up studios for its streaming service

Apple Inc., after teasing investors for months about its ambitions to become a services company, is getting ready to showcase plans for new video and news products. All it needs now is for Hollywood to sign up.

The company will host A-list celebrities and media executives on March 25 to outline how it will take on competitors like Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc.

[Bloomberg]
 

Bryn

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I hope Multichoice can see how clear the writing on the wall is.

Netflix, Amazon, Disney, BBC, HBO & Apple are extremely likely to be the must-have video streaming services not long from now.

Not everyone will be able to afford them all, and to be fair it would probably be more than any one family can watch, but most budgets will simply select from that list.

Multichoice needs to think about how DStv will fit in with a setup like that. If they don't embrace local content and comprehensive sport at a reasonable price then they're probably done for. The absolute maximum I can imagine them getting away with is R499pm for all the sport, all the best content that doesn't belong to the abovementioned services and whatever decent local stuff is available.

Or maybe the solution is to abandon DStv entirely long term. R99 for ShowMax, with regular TV shows and films. And R399 for Supersport, with the entire channel selection and on-demand streaming of recent events.
 

SauRoNZA

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I hope we see an all-inclusive bundle from Apple that throws in TV, Music and Cloud Storage.
 

LazyLion

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With Apple you will have to buy a special new TV that has no inputs. It will be 3mm thick and have no buttons on it. But you will be able to buy a converter plug for $199 extra... The Apple Software Update Screen will keep popping up every 10 minutes while you are trying to watch something. Subtitles will cost $99 extra...
 

greg0205

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With Apple you will have to buy a special new TV that has no inputs. It will be 3mm thick and have no buttons on it. But you will be able to buy a converter plug for $199 extra... The Apple Software Update Screen will keep popping up every 10 minutes while you are trying to watch something. Subtitles will cost $99 extra...
Not to be confused with Apple TV; a digital player which has been around for more than ten years now as a platform for all Apple video streaming content, on any television.

https://www.myistore.co.za/discover-apple-tv/view-all-tv
 

Nerfherder

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With Apple you will have to buy a special new TV that has no inputs. It will be 3mm thick and have no buttons on it. But you will be able to buy a converter plug for $199 extra... The Apple Software Update Screen will keep popping up every 10 minutes while you are trying to watch something. Subtitles will cost $99 extra...
and every 3 years they will update the OS and make your current device useless.
 
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