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Extra: Apple launches TV app; Sunny Side ’19 reveals pitch selection

Apple TV app now available in over 100 countries Global tech giant Apple has launched its new Apple TV service, available today (May 14) in more than 100 countries. With free software ...
May 14, 2019

Apple TV app now available in over 100 countries

Global tech giant Apple has launched its new Apple TV service, available today (May 14) in more than 100 countries.

With free software updates, viewers can use the existing Apple TV app to subscribe to select channels and watch on demand. Available channels in the U.S. include HBO, Starz, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel,CuriosityStream, Epix, Tastemade and new services like MTV Hits, with more channels on the way.

The service is available across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and select Samsung smart TVs.

The Four recommissioned in Brazil

Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats’ singing competition format The Four has been picked up for a second season in Brazil.

The localized version airs on Brazil’s Record TV.

The Four has now been licensed in 12 countries, most recently in Colombia where it will air on Canal 1.

Red Arrow takes intn’l rights to Slender Man doc

Red Arrow Studios International has picked up international sales rights for Slender Man: The Untold Story.

The two-hour film tells the story of two girls allegedly driven to murder by the fictional internet character Slender Man.

It was produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, for Reelz in the U.S.

Slender Man: The Untold Story, originally titled Slender Man Stabbing: The Untold Story, has been acquired by Nine Network in Australia, SVT in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, VTM in Belgium and RTS for French-speaking Switzerland.

Sunny Side of the Doc unveils 2019 Pitch selection, speakers

Sunny Side of the Doc, the La Rochelle-based international market for documentary film and factual content, has unveiled the selection of projects for its 30th annual pitching event.

Projects were selected across five categories: Word History (David Sington; Films à Cinq, France/PBS International, U.S.) for science; Touch Wood (Balint Revesz, Angus MacInnes; ELF Pictures, Hungary) for social and human interest; The Trap. 40 Years of War in Afghanistan (Marcel Mettelsiefen, Mayte Carrasco; LOOKSfilm, Germany) for history; The Subharchord: A Child of the Golden Age (Ina Pillat; True Fiction, Norway) for arts and culture; and The Turtle Walkers (Taira Malaney; Emaho Film, India) for natural history and wildlife.

Meanwhile, a first round of speakers has been announced. These include German Films’ Simone Baumann, 1895 Films’ Tom Jennings, National Geographic’s Bernadette McDaid, ZDFInfo’s Robert Bachem, France Television’s Caroline Behar, Autentic’s Patrick Hoerl, Planet’s Claudia Braunstorfer and science presenter Matthew Shribman.

The 2019 Sunny Side of the Doc takes place June 24 to 27 in La Rochelle, France.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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