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Ex-HBO head to make TV, movies for Apple's streaming service

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01/03/2020 | 02:29pm EDT

The former head of HBO, Richard Plepler, has signed an exclusive production deal with Apple to make TV shows and movies for the iPhone maker's new streaming service, Apple TV Plus.

Plepler is well known in the entertainment industry and cultivated HBO's reputation for “prestige” TV. He left the company after AT&T bought its owner, Time Warner. AT&T began changing Time Warner, now known as WarnerMedia, to fuel the creation of more content for its own streaming service, HBO Max, which is expected to launch this spring. AT&T has kept the HBO name for the service but made it more mass-market than the cable channel, including adding old hit TV shows like “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Apple TV Plus launched last fall with a significantly smaller catalog than Netflix, Disney Plus and other streamers. It's aiming for quality, stocking its TV shows and movies with Hollywood stars and power players. Its handful of shows landed mixed reviews from TV critics, but one of the most high-profile, “The Morning Show,” received several Golden Globe nominations. Apple has not disclosed how many subscribers it has. It has a potentially huge customer base among Apple's loyal users and the cheapest price of the major streamers at $5 a month.

Apple says Plepler's new production company, Eden Productions, based in New York, will be a “boutique" shop that makes a "few select" shows and movies — a strategy that could bring to mind HBO's old approach. Plepler said in a statement that he's excited to work with the team at Apple, which he called “one of the most creative companies in the world" and the “perfect home” for his “next chapter.”

Plepler is a good fit with Apple, which for now is focusing on quality original programming over building a big library of shows and movies, said Michael Greeson, the president of Diffusion Group, a media research firm.

The New York Times on Thursday first reported Plepler and Apple's new deal.

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Sales 2020 171 B - -
Net income 2020 12 728 M - -
Net Debt 2020 145 B - -
P/E ratio 2020 15,5x
Yield 2020 7,63%
Capitalization 195 B 195 B -
EV / Sales 2020 2,00x
EV / Sales 2021 1,96x
Nbr of Employees 234 630
Free-Float 93,4%
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