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Unlike Netflix, Apple TV+ to Focus More on Handful Top-Tier Shows

Earlier in March, it was announced that Apple's on-demand subscription service will start in over 100 countries this fall

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Apple TV service began rolling out in over 100 countries, including India which comes bundled with Apple TV+, the company's original video subscription service. Wikimedia Commons

Unlike Netflix’s content quantity, Apple has indicated that TV+ service would only focus more on a handful of top-tier shows. According to Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet software and services, Apple would not create the most number of shows, but create the best of them, Engadget reported on Monday.

Eddy did not think that Netflix’s emphasis on quantity was bad, but he said it was just not Apple’s intended model.

As part of its TV services, the iPhone-maker is planning to release new movies and shows every month, with the first one most likely to be Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Morning Show”, the report added.

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Eddy did not think that Netflix’s emphasis on quantity was bad, but he said it was just not Apple’s intended model. Flickr

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Other shows would include Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and the “Little America” series from Big Sick creators Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. Earlier in March, it was announced that Apple’s on-demand subscription service will start in over 100 countries this fall.

Later in May, the Apple TV service began rolling out in over 100 countries, including India which comes bundled with Apple TV+, the company’s original video subscription service. (IANS)

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Nearly Half Of Government Takedown Demands on Netflix Comes From Singapore

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, YouTube, and even Wikipedia often receive and comply with requests from government bodies to remove content from its platforms in those countries

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The media streaming behemoth Netflix revealed the details in its first report, named "Environmental Social Governance", which it said would provide more transparency on the impact of its platform on society and its governance structures. Pixabay

Netflix has removed movies and TV shows from its global platform at the demand of foreign governments and the majority — five of such requests — came from the Singapore government.

The media streaming behemoth revealed the details in its first report, named “Environmental Social Governance”, which it said would provide more transparency on the impact of its platform on society and its governance structures, ZDNet reported on Sunday.

The takedowns all occurred between 2015 and 2020.

The streaming giant said in its report: “We offer creators the ability to reach audiences all around the world. However, our catalog varies from country to country, including for [broadcasting] rights reasons [and] in some cases, we’ve been forced to remove specific titles or episodes of titles in specific countries due to government takedown demands.”

It is pertinent to note that government takedowns aren’t a new phenomena for online media platforms.

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Netflix has removed movies and TV shows from its global platform at the demand of foreign governments and the majority — five of such requests — came from the Singapore government. Pixabay

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, YouTube, and even Wikipedia often receive and comply with requests from government bodies to remove content from its platforms in those countries.

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The reasons for such requests often range from local laws banning certain kinds of content to the publishing of unauthorised material to straight up attempts of censorship, according to Mashable. (IANS)