Apple Execs Reportedly Don’t Want Any Streaming Content That Is Critical Of China

The Playlist | 10/14/2019 | Charles Barfield
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For any film studio looking to make $1 billion or more at the worldwide box office, China holds a ton of power. The Middle Kingdom is quickly becoming a powerhouse in the entertainment industry due to its love of films and the citizens’ willingness to spend a lot of money on movie tickets. But for Apple, who is just now entering into the world of entertainment with its streaming service Apple TV+, appealing to China is not only important for potential streaming revenue, but also because of the company’s core technology business. And that reportedly means that Apple is not looking to make enemies with the country anytime soon.

According to a new report from Buzzfeed News, producers and filmmakers that have recently signed deals with Apple for original content for its upcoming November-launching streaming service have been given strict warning that none of the content on the service will portray China in a bad light.

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The report states, “Sources in position to know said the instruction was communicated by Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of internet software and services, and Morgan Wandell, its head of international content development. It was part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to remain in China’s good graces after...
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