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Fifth Season selling more than $1 billion worth of Apple TV+ content

After adding 50 movies to its Apple TV+ back catalog (well, for a limited time) last month, Apple has now added another 50 films.

Fifth Season is selling more than US$1 billion worth of Apple TV+ content including Jason Momoa-starrer “See,” Nicole Kidman‘s “Roar,” and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Servant” at the London TV Screenings, reports Deadline.

Prentiss Fraser, Fifth Season’s president of TV distribution, said the move realizes the outfit’s long-term strategy of landing big streamer shows that can then be sold in their second window to smaller buyers. (As far as I can tell, the shows will still be available to stream at Apple TV+).

Fraser told Deadline that there’s “little crossover” between Apple TV+ subscribers and regular linear broadcast viewers in crucial territories, which highlights the opportunities for second window. The UK, for example, is estimated to have around 2 million Apple TV+ subs – just 3% of the population.

Fifth Season’s London Apple slate includes four seasons of Shyamalan’s psychological horror “Servant,” three seasons of Steven Knight’s Momoa sci-fi vehicle “See,” and another three of the Octavia Spencer-starring legal drama “Truth Be Told.” There is also anthology series “Roar” starring Kidman and the UK mystery show, “The Essex Serpent” featuring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes. Most have been running for several years. Fraser said the shows across the Apple slate cost more than $1 billion  to make.

Fifth Season creates, produces, and distributes feature films and TV series. It’s based in Beverly Hills, California.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $9.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. 

For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free. For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.