In comparison, HBO spent about $2 billion on content last year, while Amazon spent around $1 billion in 2013, the year after it first delved into original programming. On Wednesday, those stocks barely budged.
With so much money to burn from its yearly earnings, theWall Street Journalreports that the multinational tech company has made a decision to dabble with the production of original television, planning to spend $1 billion in its new endeavor. The company has already dabbled in original programming with Carpool Karaoke, though it will need something with larger appeal and better ratings if it hopes to compete for viewers' limited television time. But even that budget is no match for potential rivals like Netflix., which has committed $6 billion for original content this year.
If it's just a matter of creating original content, there's no doubt that Apple has vast amounts of money for that. While most associate Apple with computers, iPhones, iPods and iPads, the company has also changed how content is distributed, through the iTunes Store, Apple TV and other products that have changed the way people stream and download content. The market for streaming original content is a bit crowded at the moment, but if Apple can drum up a hit, it could go a long way in solidifying the company as a streaming contender. Those kinds of shows-scripted comedies and dramas-are expensive to produce, and we've seen Netflix's annual budget for original programming increase over the past few years to accommodate that. The WSJ's sources indicated that Apple was planning to buy and produce 10 TV shows. Apple and Game of Thrones - that would be something to definitely look out for. In addition to this, the reach of these shows was not extensive as only those had the accessibility who had Apple Music subscriptions.
Also, a new Apple TV set-top box will launch later this year with support for 4K output. Presumably Appleis looking at multiple genres as a way to establish itself across many different viewer bases.
The White House said in a statement that Trump and Xi "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior". Dunford says he wants to underscore the United States' "ironclad commitment" to its alliance with Seoul and Tokyo .
Like many other retailers, Dicks has had a lackluster 2017, with the stock down 34% year to date, excluding Tuesday's move. It improved, as 49 investors sold DKS shares while 136 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes.
Sanchez is now in the previous year of his current contract and negotiations regarding a new one have reportedly stalled. This is a little bit of a special situation when you look from outside, it's a little bit of a different situation.
An explosive new report may have pinpointed the location of the missing flight MH370, which disappeared in 2014. The foreword of the CSIRO's report said: "This work is dedicated to the 239 people aboard flight MH370".
The company, like many game makers, has been searching for new growth after its initial success with the Angry Birds mobile game. Rovio saw the launch of Battle Bay and Angry Birds: Evolution this year and both titles have performed well for the studio.
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Tuesday that the government has the responsibility to ensure that security forces exercise restraint. Kenya police claim that 10 people have been killed and said almost all were committing crimes.
President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order to "streamline the current process" for federal infrastructure projects . That system will use a scoring mechanism to track federal agencies' progress on infrastructure projects.
Anonymous said that a large team from around the world had united to breach the systems and firewall of the Daily Stormer website. After spotting the article about Heyer , people on Twitter called on The Daily Stormer's domain's host GoDaddy to take it down.
He said the mother was briefly knocked out, then regained consciousness and immediately asked about her children. The woman and the children were crying when first responders arrived but appeared to be mostly unharmed.
'Shah Rukh and Dilip saab are so alike'
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Trophy hunting of grizzly bears ending this fall
The location of the hunt was never confirmed, and following public outrage, the hunters who uploaded it made the footage private. He'd applied six times for a limited-entry grizzly hunt over a decade, was drawn twice, but this was his first successful hunt.
Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides
Standing in the rain, people cried and gestured toward a muddy hillside where dozens of houses once stood, a Reuters witness said. Numerous victims were asleep in bed when the disaster struck as a section of Sugar Loaf Mountain fell away.