The fact that Apple entered the world of television production (as a producer, not as a content distributor) with the Apple TV + is already yielding good results in the audiovisual medium for the company, even without its new streaming has been released.
Among the novelties, Apple is now an official member of Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a collaborative entity that promotes the development of open source software in the media sectors, as disclosed by Variety.
ASWF was launched in August 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (creator of the Oscar), in partnership with the Linux Foundation. Overall, the foundation is described as “a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for creating images, visual effects, animation and sound”.
Filmmakers everywhere use Apple products. We are delighted to welcome Apple as a new member and look forward to working with them to ensure that our open source projects work well on Apple’s software platforms.
In addition to the Apple, Microsoft was also invited today to join the institution, which includes some giants from the television and film industry, such as Netflix, Amazon, Cisco, DreamWorks, Sony, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., among others.
It is worth remembering that Apple TV + will be launched on November 1st, including in Brazil, for R $ 10 per month – with seven days of free evaluation.