Apple announces International Women's Day collection on Apple TV

It’s all part of Apple’s celebration of IWD 2020 throughout the month of March.

What you need to know

  • Apple has released a new collection for its Apple TV app in celebration of International Women’s Day
  • It will feature movies and TV shows from women “who are changing the narrative”.
  • You’ll also be able to get extended free trials for services like Starz, Britbox and History Vault for a limited time.

Apple has announced that it will release a new International Women’s Day collection of content for the Apple TV app, as part of its month-long celebration of International Women’s Day 2020.

In a press release Apple stated:

Starting today, customers can explore the Apple TV app’s International Women’s Day collection from women who are changing the narrative through storytelling across the movie and TV landscape. Curated collections include Bold New Voices, Women Directing Women, Rebellious Icons and Recent Watershed Moments in TV — all sourced from the Apple TV app’s robust video offering of Apple TV+ original series and movies, hit new movies to buy or rent, popular streaming apps and premium Apple TV channels. And for a limited time, the Apple TV app is offering extended free trials from Starz, BritBox, History Vault and Lifetime Movie Club channels, featuring inspirational and compelling female-empowered shows and movies. The International Women’s Day collection on the Apple TV app can be found at

Now, unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with the content just now, as the link to the page doesn’t lead anywhere, and correcting the domain to ‘.com’ doesn’t fix the issue. However once up and running, you’ll be able to see a collection of different movies and TVs from a variety of sources including Apple TV+, the iTunes store, and streaming apps, as well as premium TV channels.

Apple had previously announced a series of Today at Apple workshops that would take place throughout March.

Apple has also confirmed that the App Store will celebrate women who develop apps and games, offering a new App of the Day and Game of the Day highlighting work by female developers, designers, and entrepreneurs.

It also plans to release a new curated collection on Apple Podcasts called “Changing the Narrative”. Finally, there will also be an Apple Watch activity challenge held on March 8.


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Monaco Telecom launches IPTV service with Zattoo and Apple TV

Monaco Telecom rolls out a multiscreen IPTV platform with Zattoo and Apple.

After Salt (Switzerland) and Eir (Ireland), Monaco Telecom is Zattoo’s third B2B partner to use the Apple TV box as the standard reception device for its customers.

Existing cable TV customers will get access to mobile applications (iOS/Android) they can use across Europe. Future customers benefit from the newly built fibre-optic network with Apple TV as the core component.

Zattoo operates the complete service as an end-to-end solution and also handles the operation of the entire TV platform, the management of the TV application on Apple TV as well as the ongoing development of the platform and all front-end applications.

The Apple TV box works like a set-top box with operator login, enabling the automatic installation of the TV application. This also applies to iOS devices.

In addition to more than 200 TV channels – 150 of them in HD quality -, the TV service includes interactive features such as instant restart, time-shift, catch-up TV and nPVR, available for the first time in Monaco, according to Zattoo.

A French-language bouquet with 35 TV channels is also part of the offer. Pay-TV packages are available as part of a cooperation with Canal+.


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Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet — Game Cache | Apple TV+

Watch Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet now on the Apple TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription:

Meet the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. But in a workplace focused on building worlds, molding heroes, and creating legends, the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game—they happen in the office.

“Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” is executive produced by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”); Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel (3arts), Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot (Ubisoft), David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Megan Ganz (“Modern Family,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). The series ensemble cast also includes Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicadao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis.

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UPC Switzerland adds Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire

Swiss cable operator UPC has made its TV service available on third-party devices such as Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire.

UPC customers can access the multiscreen service for example on their smartphone and tablet through the free UPC TV app at no extra charge. The UPC TV app can also be shared from a mobile device to watch TV on a bigger screen with Chromecast and AirPlay.

UPC TV customers can choose between more than 240 channels, including UPC’s MySports One channel. The service can be used by several members of a household at the same time.


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Little America — Inside the Episode: “The Baker” | Apple TV+

Take a look inside “The Baker” with the creative team behind the episode. Watch Little America now on the Apple TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription:

Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, “Little America” goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America. The first season consists of eight half-hour episodes, each with its own unique story from different parts of the world.

“Little America,” is written and executive produced by Lee Eisenberg (“The Office,” Good Boys), who serves as showrunner, and executive produced by Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, “Silicon Valley”), Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick), Alan Yang (“Master of None,” “Parks and Recreation”), Sian Heder (Tallulah, “Orange Is the New Black”), Joshuah Bearman (Argo), Joshua Davis (Spare Parts) and Arthur Spector (The Shack). Heder also serves as co-showrunner alongside Eisenberg.

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Apple TV first for Cyfrowy Polsat

Cyfrowy Polsat’s Ipla has become the first Polish VOD service to become available on Apple TV.

The app gives access to the full Ipla offer, which includes almost 120 TV channels, live sports, films and series, pay-per-view and packages.

Ipla now also has the Chomecast function. Furthermore, users of Samsung Smart TV sets with the Tizen system living outside Poland can already receive the Ipla Polonia package dedicated to them.

The application for Samsung Smart TV sets with the Tizen system has now been updated. The new version allows for the payment of content using the Blik system.


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Visible: Out on Television — “How Much Longer” Clip | Apple TV+

Watch a clip from Visible: Out on Television, a five-part documentary series that explores the evolution of LGBTQ representation on TV. All 5 episodes are available now on the Apple TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription:

From Emmy-nominated filmmakers Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave, and executive producers Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz, Visible: Out on Television investigates the importance of TV as an intimate medium that has shaped the American conscience, and how the LGBTQ movement has shaped television. Combining archival footage with interviews with key players from the movement and the screen, the docuseries is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe.

Each hour-long episode will explore themes such as invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character, and coming out in the television industry. The docuseries features never-before-seen interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and dozens more. Visible: Out on Television is directed and executive produced by Ryan White (Ask Dr. Ruth, The Case Against 8, The Keepers). Jessica Hargrave, Wilson Cruz and Wanda Sykes also serve as executive producers.

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Altice One Cable Service Launches on Apple TV

Cable company Altice USA announced the launch of Altice One on Apple TV 4K. Customers get it as part of their subscription plan.

Altice One

Here are the benefits that Alice One provides for Apple TV users:

  • Streaming live TV
  • On Demand
  • Cloud DVR
  • Interactive program guide
  • Program restart to catch live shows form the beginning

Hakim Boubazine, Altice USA Chief Operating Officer and President of Telecommunications:

With Altice One on Apple TV 4K, we are providing another innovative yet simple way for customers to view all of the high-quality content they love. Powered by Altice’s powerful broadband and WiFi network and leveraging the advanced features of Apple TV 4K, the Altice One app for Apple TV extends our services even further into the home and brings customers more choice and flexibility in how and where they watch their favorite content.

The Altice One experience on Apple TV 4K is available to subscribers to Altice Optimum and Suddenlink. New and existing Altice One customers can choose an Apple TV 4K as part of their package directly from Optimum and Suddenlink. You can pay a monthly finance option as low as US$10/month or buy it outright for US$180.

Further Reading

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U.K. Viewers Can Get a Disney+ Subscription at Apple TV+ Prices If They Hurry

Potential United Kingdom Disney+ subscribers that preorder before the service debuts in the country next month can score a deal that brings the monthly price of Disney’s streaming service down to the price of the usually much cheaper but more limited Apple TV+ streaming service.

An annual subscription is available until its March 24 launch for just £49.99 — £10 off the usual price. That’s exactly the same price you’d pay for an annual subscription to Apple TV+.

Disney+ offers access to thousands of classic Disney movies and TV shows, as well as brand-new Disney+ exclusive series and movies. The service also features Star Wars, Pixar, and Marvel content.

Disney+ subscribers in the U.K. £5.99 ($7.77) a month (£1 more than Apple TV+) or £59.99 ($77.78) a year (£10 more than Apple TV+), so the discount will save you a bit of change if you preorder the annual subscription.

The service allows streaming on up to four devices simultaneously, plus you can download movies and television episodes for offline viewing.

(Via Cult of Mac)

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Taming System Preferences, Podcasts, Email, and More – Mac Geek Gab 803

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