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  • Apple Looking to Produce Original Television Content?

    New reports are claiming that Apple and Hollywood execs have been in early talks about potentially producing original video content to compete against Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. The report comes from Variety, but it isnít exactly clear as to how big Apple is looking to make this. Other sources have told Variety different things about the companyís plans, so we believe itís early in the game.

    Variety notes:

    Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers reports into Eddy Cue, who is Appleís point man on all content-related matters, from its negotiations with programmers for Apple TV to its recent faceoff with Taylor Swift.
    The report notes that Apple is looking to produce original shows and movies like Netflix does. This means that the Cupertino-based company wants to get into the production and development departments so that long term content would be created. It isnít even 100% confirmed that Apple will be doing this, but it seems like they are entertaining the idea.

    Variety stated that they made an unprecedented bidí to sign James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond from Top Gears previously, but Amazon won the bid. Do you think Apple will actually go through with these plans? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

    Source: Variety
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