Apple TV + debuts new children’s series filmed with iPhones; service negotiates live sporting events again

Apple TV + debuts new children's series filmed with iPhones;  service negotiates live sporting events again

And in the recent news from Apple TV + we have premiere, new video and a negotiation that could please sports fans from all over the world. So let’s go to them.

“Fraggle Rock: Rock On!”

By surprise, Apple released the first episode of “Fraggle Rock: Rock On”, series based on the characters of the classic 1980s franchise «Fraggle Rock» – produced by Jim Henson Company, the same as “Vila Sésamo” and «Helpsters».

Check the teaser of production:

According to TechCrunch, mini-episodes, three to five minutes in length, are being filmed exclusively with iPhones 11 at the home of its creators – after all, in a period of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), trips to film studios are canceled.

New episodes will be released weekly, every Tuesday.

New video from «Helpsters»

Still on the children’s theme, the Apple TV channel on YouTube recently released another video from the series «Helpsters». «I Like Pencils» brings the characters of the series together with the singer and songwriter K. Flay – they sing a hymn for pencil lovers around the world:

Cute, isn’t it?

Live sports on Apple TV +?

It is not today that we talk about the possibility of Apple adding live events to your platform streaming, but – so far – nothing has materialized. Now the contract may be close to taking a step forward, according to the Wall Street Journal.

According to the report, Apple entered into negotiations to obtain the transmission rights of Pac-12 Conference, a sports conference with a series of events in sports such as football, baseball, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, athletics, swimming, rowing and wrestling.

The conference already has the rights guaranteed by ESPN and for FOX by 2023, then any negotiations with Apple would be carried out for events from 2024 onwards. Still, it is not known whether the talks will move forward – for now, according to the story, the company sees the possibility as a way to differentiate Apple TV + from its competitors, but without hammering the investment.

It will be rolling?

via iMore