Apple is gearing up for its March 25 event where it'll announce its first ever Apple News subscription service alongside a TV and movie streaming service. But it now wants to sell the service that people use to watch TV as well. "We have chosen not to integrate with their service, he said".
"Absolutely!" Ted Sarandos said Monday when asked whether his attitude toward the upcoming streaming platforms from Apple, Disney and WarnerMedia is a case of "bring it on".
"We've always had massive competitors", Hastings added.
"We've been competing with 500 channels of cable and penetrated almost every household in the world for a long time", he declared with no small air of dismissal that Netflix could be heading the way of Napster as the new kids on the block begin launching. However, Netflix doesn't really see teaming up with Apple for subscribers as an advantage.
"You do your best job when you have great competitors", he said, but acknowledged that sourcing original content is getting more expensive.
In contrast to a 15% drop in phone sales reported in its most recent quarterly financial results, Apple's services revenue was up 19% in the most recent figures.
While specifics are yet to be revealed, the as-yet-unannounced service is rumoured to incorporate both original content and options for users to subscribe to other services, the report noted.
Onc company that won't be part of Apple's video plans?
Hastings' confirmation follows experts' prediction that Netflix may not be included in Apple's TV service. The company declined to comment on Hastings's comments.
Facebook pulls 1.5 million mass murder videos
While some copies of the stream did make it to Facebook they were edited to make it more hard for the automatic blocks to see. A link to the stream was posted on 8Chan, an imageboard site known for a being a hotbed of far-right extremist views.
Mike Trout, Angels close to record $432 million, 12-year deal
Trout's contract would replace the final two years on the six-year $144.5 million contract he signed with the Angels in 2014. Trout would have become a free agent following the 2020 season, and his new contract keeps him with the Angels through 2030.