Apple CEO Tim Cook Reportedly Has Strict Streaming Content Guidelines & Is Telling Creators “Don’t Be So Mean!”

The Playlist | 3/5/2019 | Charles Barfield
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With Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other streaming services clogging up the internet and emptying consumers’ wallets, you would think there’s not much room left for more services to pop up. But yet, in 2019, we are expected to have at least two major streaming launches with the upcoming Disney+ and whatever Apple has cooked up. While we already know a fair bit about the former, the latter service is still, for the most part, a mystery. And despite Apple’s focus on tech and not content creation, judging by the latest behind-the-scenes report, it appears that the tech company is taking a major hands-on approach to its upcoming streaming projects.

Last September, it was reported that there was tension behind the scenes of some of Apple’s major TV projects, as the tech company made it clear that the streaming service would not be a place for no-holds-barred entertainment. Instead, much like Disney, the tech giant is only interested in providing family-friendly entertainment, without even so much as the slightest bit of controversial material. This strategy was further explained because Apple is planning on giving this content away for free for existing customers. And thus, the company doesn’t want little kids to have easy access to adult material.

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But in a New York Post report, citing various unnamed sources working with Apple, it appears the executives at Apple are going above and beyond the simple “family-friendly” guidelines and asking creators to shape their projects in a positive way.

This includes Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly providing his own notes for content creators, with, uh, interesting suggestions. “Tim Cook is...
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