Apple TV+ service for now will not offer any sports content.
Taking a lead from Amazon Prime and Facebook, US multinational technology company Apple Incorporation too is all set to launch its over the top, video on demand platform
Apple TV+ service.
However, unlike Facebook and Amazon who have relied heavily on sports LIVE and curated content for their digital video business, Apple TV+
service for now will not feature any significant sports content, a company spokesperson has confirmed to InsideSport.co.
“There are no such plans (to acquire and curate sports content) for now. If there is a new development we will inform you,” said the spokesperson.
The smartphone and computer brand, while launching its latest mobile handset Apple 11 has also announce its video subscription service Apple TV+, which will be rolled out in over 100 countries, including India, November 1.
The company is also offering a seven-day free trial.
A subscription of ₹ 99 offers the Apple TV+ service to up to six family members who can watch the content using their own Apple ID and password.
The Apple TV+ service is offered free for one year on the purchase of any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.
Apple TV+ is selling its content as the first all-original video subscription service and home for today’s most imaginative storytellers. It promises to offer a powerful and inspiring line-up of original shows, movies and documentaries, including ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Dickinson’, ‘See’, ‘For All Mankind’ and ‘The Elephant Queen’.
“With Apple TV+, we are presenting all-original stories from the best, brightest and most creative minds, and we know viewers will find their new favourite show or movie on our service,” said Apple’s head of Worldwide Video Zack Van Amburg. “Each Apple TV+ original offers its own unique story, fresh perspective and powerful message — all meant to entertain, connect and inspire cultural conversations.”
“Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate,” said Apple’s head of Worldwide Video Jamie Erlicht. “We look forward to giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to enjoy these compelling stories within a rich, personalised experience on all the screens they love.”
Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals on the Apple TV app, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch and select Samsung smart TVs, and will be coming soon to Mac and to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.
Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals both online and offline, ad-free and on-demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and iPod touch and will soon be on Mac with macOS Catalina. Customers can also sign up and watch Apple TV+ originals on the web at tv.apple.com.
Starting today, viewers can watch trailers and add Apple TV+ series and movies to Up Next on the Apple TV app, so they can be notified when the first episodes become available. At launch, most Apple TV+ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out each week, while full seasons of some series will be available all at once.
Audiences worldwide can enjoy Apple TV+ originals subtitled and/or dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions. Apple TV+ series and movies will also be available with audio descriptions in eight languages.
Apple TV+ is one of Apple’s newest services, joining Apple Arcade, the world’s first game subscription service featuring over 100 new and exclusive games; Apple News+, which brings together over 300 magazines, newspapers and digital publishers within the Apple News app; Apple Music, the home of over 50 million songs, thousands of playlists and daily selections from the world’s best music experts; Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life; Apple Pay, the most popular mobile contactless payment system in the world that gives customers an easy, secure and private way to pay using their Apple devices; as well as the App Store and iCloud.
These Apple TV+ originals from the world’s most celebrated creative artists will debut on the Apple TV app on 1st November.
‘See’ – an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
‘The Morning Show’ – a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
‘Dickinson’ – a darkly comedic coming-of-age story, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.
‘For All Mankind’ – a new series from Ronald D. Moore imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America’s hopes and dreams.
These shows will debut exclusively on Apple TV+ on 1st November:
‘Helpsters’ – a new children’s series from the makers of “Sesame Street,” stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.
‘Snoopy in Space’ – a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.
‘Ghostwriter’ – a reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.
‘The Elephant Queen’ – an acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.
Oprah Winfrey joins the world’s most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.
More Apple TV+ originals will be added to the Apple TV app each month, including:
‘Servant’ – a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
‘Truth Be Told’ – a gripping new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul, explores America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.
‘Little America’- inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America.
‘The Banker’ – a feature film inspired by a true story, stars Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Nia Long and Nicholas Hoult also star.
‘Hala’ – a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.
Whereas Apple TV+ is relying heavily on original entertainment and cinema content, Facebook had engaged leading sports broadcast professionals like Peter Hutton and Joyee Biswas to roll out its OTT service with a strong eye on the huge sports content market.
Facebook is the LIVE and exclusive broadcaster in India for some key European football content like the LaLiga.