A few weeks ago, we informed you that Apple had reached a replay agreement via Apple TV + the new peTom Hanks World War II film ‘Greyhound’. Apple acquires new content to complete its catalog, and this new film is the first example of this new strategy.
“Greyhound” was released on May 8 in theaters, but it was released in a reduced form due to the global pandemic situation we know, in which many theaters have been closed. This prompted the producers of the film to seek an agreement with the streaming platforms, and Apple managed to reach an agreement. It seems like Apple paid $ 70 million to Sony for “Greyhound” broadcast rights over 15 yearsAlthough Sony reserves the right to distribute the film in China.
Apple is coming share the first preview of “Greyhound” on the Apple TV + YouTube channel, a Second World War film in which Tom Hanks plays George Krause, a professional naval officer under the command of the destroyer Greyhound during the Battle of the Atlantic. We will soon be able to enjoy this film on the Apple platform, since its premiere is scheduled for July 10.
‘Greyhound’ will arrive on July 10 on Apple TV +
Tom Hanks’ new film will be available on Apple TV + starting July 10 worldwide. This is probably one of the best films and premieres on the platform, which currently has few films, “The Banker”, “Hala” and “The Elephant Queen”.
Inspired by real events, Captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) leads an international convoy of 37 ships on a treacherous mission across the Atlantic to deliver thousands of soldiers and essential supplies to the Allied forces. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue play alongside Hanks. Apple’s original film was directed by Aaron Schneider and produced by Gary Goetzman. ”
This is certainly good news for the benefit of Apple TV + and it signals a change in strategy for the catalog of the platform. At first we thought Apple only wanted to have its own productions on its platform, but with ‘Greyhound’, a decision was made and The company is expected to continue to acquire similar versions in the coming months.Of course, they are surely chosen with care.
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The Apple TV + continues to grow slowly but steadily, it is still far from the catalog that other platforms can offer, but its price is also lower, and in addition you can get a free subscription in many ways. For example, if you buy an Apple device that you can watch Apple TV + on, such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you’ll appreciate one year of free service. In addition, students who have an Apple Music account can also enjoy Apple TV + for free.