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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
Apple TV is HERE!!! Eh. And more TV news
Always Be Watching is by a sleep-deprived Dan Barrett.
It’s a late and short ABW newsletter from me today. I landed this morning in Japan (my first time) after an overnight flight. While the movie collection from airline ANA was a bit weak, it did have Before Sunrise and The Third Man, which kept me happy.
After navigating the train system, I am in my hotel lobby getting across the big Apple news of the day:
APPLE TV Plans announced
We knew it was coming and today Tim Apple revealed everything. Well, everything except the price. This is what you need to know:
The service will be called Apple TV Plus. Catchy name.
It will exist in a similar way to Amazon Prime Video and Netflix in that it will have a mix of library content from third party providers and original series (and movies).
The service will be made available in a newly redesigned Apple TV app. This app will also be made available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV devices, and multiple smart TV platforms.
It will be made available internationally with 100+ countries mooted.
Apple will also mirror Amazon’s Channels products by allowing users to subscribe to third-party services with content appearing in the TV app. Apple TV Channels.
Twilight Zone reboot teaser trailers are now online:
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