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This is how much it would cost Apple to develop 10 quality original TV shows

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This is how much it would cost Apple to develop 10 quality original TV shows

The Apple rumor mill this week took a short break from all things iPhone related to deliver a startling revelation about Apple potentially wanting to develop and produce its own lineup of original programming.

According to one source who spoke to Variety, Apple is exploring the idea of creating “development and production divisions” capable of churning out long-form content “in a bid to compete with Netflix.”

With that bombshell of a rumor now dangling overhead, I thought it’d be helpful to take a look at how much it would cost Apple to get into the TV production business. As a yardstick, I took a look at the costs involved in producing some of the more popular long-form TV shows that have aired over the past few years. Suffice it to say, TV production is not cheap. At the same time, Apple is essentially printing money at this point so perhaps that won’t be much of an issue.

Let’s dive in and look at the numbers.

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Stephen Colbert Jeb Bush Interview

Jeb Bush has already annoyed Stephen Colbert ahead of their ‘Late Show’ interview

By on September 3, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Jeb Bush has already annoyed Stephen Colbert ahead of their ‘Late Show’ interview

The last thing I’d want to do before appearing on the debut episode of a talk show is make the host angry with me, but that’s exactly what Jeb Bush did this week when he announced a contest to fly one lucky campaign contributor out to New York to see The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Sounds reasonable enough — so why is Stephen Colbert unhappy?

Bush never consulted him about the contest. More →

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Netflix Popularity

Netflix is now more popular than eating and sex

By on September 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Netflix is now more popular than eating and sex

Priced at $7.99/month and teeming with incredible content, a Netflix subscription is a no-brainer. In addition to a vast library of movies and TV shows, Netflix also offers an ever-increasing selection of highly addictive original programming. With the streaming site offering up a whole lot of bang for the buck, the amount of time people are spending watching Netflix continues to rise.

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Netflix Vs. Hulu New Shows Movies

Against all expectations, Hulu is suddenly on a roll

By on September 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Against all expectations, Hulu is suddenly on a roll

I’m under no illusions that Hulu will threaten Netflix anytime soon. That said, Hulu has been on an absolute roll lately and has made some key breakthroughs that will go a long way toward putting it on more equal footing with its giant video streaming rival. More →

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Hulu Ad-Free Subscription Price

Hulu is finally matching Netflix’s streaming experience, but wants more money for it

By on September 2, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

Hulu is finally matching Netflix’s streaming experience, but wants more money for it

Remember that rumor that said Hulu may soon charge extra for a feature that Netflix users get for free? Well, it turns out it was true. The company confirmed it’s going to match Netflix’s video-streaming experience for the right price. More →

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Apple TV 4 2015 Specs Leak

2015 Apple TV specs revealed in huge leak days before Apple’s next event

By on September 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

2015 Apple TV specs revealed in huge leak days before Apple’s next event

I’m not sure Apple’s going to have many surprises left by the time its September 9th event rolls around next week. Just hours after a BuzzFeed report confirmed the pricing of the next Apple TV, 9to5Mac shared a list of specifications for the set-top box.

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Apple TV 2015 Pricing Features

Report spills major details about Apple’s game-changing 2015 Apple TV

By on September 2, 2015 at 10:48 AM.

Report spills major details about Apple’s game-changing 2015 Apple TV

Next week’s big Apple event will draw headlines for the iPhone 6s but the product announcement that we’re looking forward to just as much will be of the next-generation Apple TV set-top box. BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski has a new report up that offers some more major details about this potentially game-changing product including information on pricing and key features. More →

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Apple Netflix

Apple’s plan to take on Netflix and Hulu is a brilliant move

By on September 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Apple’s plan to take on Netflix and Hulu is a brilliant move

With rumors that Apple has plans to launch a TV subscription service in early 2016, we’ve now seen reports that the company also has its eyes set on perhaps entering the world of original content.

As we reported yesterday, Apple executive Eddy Cue and members of his team have been meeting with Hollywood executives in an effort to gauge their interest in producing original content. While the seriousness of such discussions remains unclear at the moment, one source told Variety that Apple’s ultimate goal is “to create development and production divisions that would churn out long-form content to stream in a bid to compete with Netflix.”

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Best HD Antenna

How one $37 gadget can save you thousands of dollars

By on September 1, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

How one $37 gadget can save you thousands of dollars

You want to cut the cord. You need to cut the cord. But the idea of missing out on all of your favorite primetime shows from the major networks as they air live is standing in the way. Well, the BGR Deals Team is here to tell you that one simple $37 gadget on Amazon is all you need to enjoy a lifetime of free high-definition content from ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox and more. More →

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Netflix, beware: Apple lost the bid for ‘Top Gear’ but it’s working on in-house TV and movie projects

By on September 1, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Netflix, beware: Apple lost the bid for ‘Top Gear’ but it’s working on in-house TV and movie projects

Soon after the BBC fired Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson, it became clear the highly praised TV show will move to a different home, even if that meant starting from scratch under a new brand. Netflix was at one point rumored to be the company offering a killer deal to Clarkson and his two co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, but Amazon eventually secured that contract.

Little did anyone know that Apple has been involved in those negotiations as well, looking to steer Clarkson, May and Hammond towards Cupertino. This appears to be part of a broader Apple strategy of better positioning itself in the TV ecosystem. More →

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Best Netflix Movies Watch September

These hit movies are switching from Netflix to Hulu in October

By on August 31, 2015 at 10:01 PM.

These hit movies are switching from Netflix to Hulu in October

Netflix offers you fast access to a garden variety of movies and TV shows that you can instantly watch from the comfort of your home, but its catalog of titles continuously expands and contracts. The company adds plenty of new content each month but also has to cancel movies and TV shows as some licensing deals expire. Such will be the case in October when Netflix will remove a bunch of interesting titles from its library, so you should hurry up and see them in September.

However, it’s all not bad news, as the movies Netflix is removing will be available on a competing platform that you might already be using as well. More →

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Will Smith Concussion First Trailer

Watch the first trailer for Will Smith’s ‘Concussion,’ the movie that’s scaring the NFL

By on August 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Watch the first trailer for Will Smith’s ‘Concussion,’ the movie that’s scaring the NFL

You probably can’t wait to see Will Smith as Deadshot in the upcoming the Suicide Squad action movie, but the actor has one more exciting movie coming out before that. Called Concussion, the movie is based on real events that had a tremendous impact on the NFL and football players’ health.

Concussion will launch in theaters on December 25th, but the first trailer for it is available now. More →

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