A few weeks ago, we informed you that Apple had concluded a replay agreement via Apple TV + the new peTom Hanks, WWII movie ‘Greyhound’. Apple is acquiring new content to complete its catalog, and this new film is the first example of this new strategy.
“Greyhound” was released in theaters on May 8, but it was released in a reduced form due to the global pandemic situation we are experiencing, in which many theaters have been closed. This prompted the producers of the film to seek a deal with the streaming platforms, and Apple was successful in reaching a deal. It seems like Apple paid Sony $ 70 million for the rights to broadcast “Greyhound” over 15 yearsAlthough Sony reserves the right to distribute the film in China.
Apple arrive share the first preview of “Greyhound” on the Apple TV + YouTube channel, a World War II film in which Tom Hanks plays George Krause, a professional naval officer under the command of the Greyhound Destroyer 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 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 movies and premieres on the platform, which currently has few movies, «The Banker», «Hala» et «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 troops and essential supplies to Allied forces. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue star alongside Hanks. The original Apple film was directed by Aaron Schneider and produced by Gary Goetzman.«
This is certainly good news in favor of Apple TV + and it reveals a change in strategy for the platform’s catalog. 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 acquiring similar versions in the coming months.Of course, they are surely chosen with care.
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Apple TV + continues to grow slowly but steadily, it is still very 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, like an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you will appreciate one year of free service. In addition, students who have an Apple Music account can also enjoy Apple TV + for free.