Apple's first big "original" content announcement was the upcoming new advertisement/original series Planet of the Apps. Now, Apple is snatching up "Carpool Karaoke", the creative work of James Corden and The Late Late Show, to become a new 16-episode weekly Apple Music exclusive.
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Netflix recently made a lot of people sad by announcing a block on using VPNs and proxies to access its services, shutting down a popular, semi-shady way to watch TV online. But according to CEO Reed Hastings, it's no big deal because no one was doing that anyway.
Aside from Justin Bieber videos, YouTube's greatest contribution to the internet has been in the 'humans being dumb' genre — everyone loves watching, say, people failing to pour ice water on their heads. But viral videos don't just go viral on their own; in many cases, there's a viral puppetmaster pulling the strings.
That's it. I've had it. Whoever is making programming decisions in Australia's TV industry needs a swift kicking. I'm not sure how many times I've had to say it, but clearly it bears repeating: if you keep popular, viral international shows away from Australian audiences, they will pirate it. Today's lesson: FOX8 and a new show called Jane The Virgin.
Our Facebook News Feeds already runneth over with links promising to surprise and/or reaffirm your faith in any number of entities. But recently you may have noticed that these Upworthy-esque links have gotten even more mindless. More hollow. More all-around absurd. And, no, we're not talking about The Onion's Clickhole. This is PlayBuzz.