Apple wants to provide fresh content for its Apple Podcasts app that may eventually become TV shows for its Apple TV service. Podcast Creators: this is your hot new breeding ground to expand your audience.
Apple Inc. has a new agreement with the Pulitzer Prize-winning studio Futuro, and it’s holding talks with other firms about additional agreements.
Futuro Studios is the creator of the criminal-justice series “Suave.” Apple will have the opportunity to create a film or TV show from any Futuro podcast as a result of this arrangement, in addition to financing and producing podcasts, according to people familiar with the situation.
We’re living in an age of podcasts becoming the hot new breeding ground for movies and TV. In the before times, you’d have to spend years developing a script, trying to get in front of the right people in Hollywood and New York studios.
Then you’d have to pass the gatekeepers to get the thumbs up.
But now, you can develop a podcast, start producing, and see if it takes off. In other words, no more gate keepers. And you can do it all from your new iPhone.
Apple is currently working with At Will Media, Campside Media, Jigsaw Productions, and Pineapple Street Studios on podcasts. Look for Apple to announce more podcast and Apple TV things at the Apple TV event this Fall.
This also makes them more competitive VS. Spotify podcasts.
These agreements are with Apple’s TV studio instead of its podcast group, which means we can pretty much call Apple TV studio the streaming media challenger to Netflix, Disney+, HBOMax, Hulu and all of the others, including the nascent and quiet undercurrent of YouTube, which has made it’s own Youtube podcast offerings in the last year.
Past examples of podcasts Apple has turned into Apple TV+ offerings include “The Shrink Next Door,” which became a series with Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell. “WeCrashed” with Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway was based on the WeWork Inc. saga.
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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPLE TV AND APPLE TV+?
Apple TV is a media player and AppleTV+ is a streaming service.