Two major Apple suppliers take big hits as iPhone sales stumble

Foxconn and Japan Display reported disappointing financial results this week as the effects of slowing iPhone sales ripple through Apple’s supply chain. Japan Display said Wednesday that mobile display sales, which make up 73.3% of its total sales, were down 17.2% year over year. Japan Display blamed its sales decline on customers moving to OLED screens in flagship phones, instead of using traditional LCD screens. Japan Display is asking for 1,000 employees to retire early by the end of the seco


Foxconn and Japan Display reported disappointing financial results this week as the effects of slowing iPhone sales ripple through Apple’s supply chain. Japan Display said Wednesday that mobile display sales, which make up 73.3% of its total sales, were down 17.2% year over year. Japan Display blamed its sales decline on customers moving to OLED screens in flagship phones, instead of using traditional LCD screens. Japan Display is asking for 1,000 employees to retire early by the end of the seco
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Two major Apple suppliers take big hits as iPhone sales stumble

Billionaire Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, right, listens as Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Foxconn and Japan Display reported disappointing financial results this week as the effects of slowing iPhone sales ripple through Apple’s supply chain.

Foxconn sales dipped 17.7% in the first quarter of 2019 to $637.26 million.

Japan Display said Wednesday that mobile display sales, which make up 73.3% of its total sales, were down 17.2% year over year. Japan Display blamed its sales decline on customers moving to OLED screens in flagship phones, instead of using traditional LCD screens. It also pointed to “the slowdown of China’s and the global smartphone market” and the “prolonged life cycle of smartphones.” Japan Display is asking for 1,000 employees to retire early by the end of the second quarter.

The global slowdown in phone sales has been attributed to rising costs in phone prices. With premium phones now costing more than $1,000, customers are holding on to devices longer. Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi said in February that iPhone owners are now hanging on to phones for three or four years. Research firm IDC said in February that 2018 was the “worst year ever” for smartphone sales, with shipments falling 4.1%.

Apple iPhones probably won’t be much cheaper in the future, either. Earlier this week, J.P. Morgan said Apple would need to increase the cost of iPhones by 14 percent to offset the next round of tariffs, unless it absorbs the costs itself.

In an effort to offset the slowing sales, Apple has put a bigger focus on its services business with a new premium Apple News+ subscription offering, a new Apple TV Channels platform that rolled out this week that will provide it a larger cut of subscription revenues from services like HBO and Showtime, and an Apple TV+ library of original content that will roll out this fall.


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NBC’s 2020 streaming service won’t be very compelling for cord cutters — and that’s by design

The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined. NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free. But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a comp


The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined. NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free. But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a comp
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NBC's 2020 streaming service won't be very compelling for cord cutters — and that's by design

The streaming wars — the race to launch subscription video products — has been driven by an underlying concept: The traditional pay-TV bundle is dying as millions of U.S. households cut the cord each year and shift their video consumption to services like Netflix.

This has been a hard pill to swallow for legacy media companies, which derive billions of dollars from traditional pay TV. Yet, many of those media companies are coming to grips with reality and beginning to disrupt their own business models, headlined by Disney’s $6.99 Disney+ offering for this year.

That’s not the case for Comcast’s NBCUniversal (the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com).

NBC doesn’t want you to cut the cord. Maybe this isn’t too surprising since its owner is the largest U.S. cable company. But it’s unusual because it directly contradicts the disruption narrative. Instead of submissively accepting that the pay-TV world is ending, NBC is taking a stand and fighting back.

The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring.

NBC’s ad-supported streaming service will be free to all customers who pay for traditional live television — whether through Comcast or any other provider, including virtual pay-TV bundles like Google’s YouTube TV or AT&T’s DirecTV Now, assuming partnership deals are struck, according to people familiar with the matter.

For those who have cut the cord, it will probably be about $10, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions on price are still ongoing.

CNBC has also learned that the free version of service for pay-TV subscribers will include live linear channels, same-season episodes and past-season episodes. Customers will be able to watch NBC programming anywhere, on any device, independent of their cable provider’s footprint. NBC will have nonexclusive access to all of the programming it sells to Hulu for the streaming service, as part of the deal with Disney the two companies announced on Tuesday.

But the $10 version for cord cutters won’t include live linear channels and won’t include same-season shows. You’ll get a bunch of reruns, most of which will also be available on Hulu if you already subscribe to that service. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined.

So what are you getting for your $10 a month? Not much at first. And that’s the point.

NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. The company is actively trying to make its cord-cutting streaming service inferior to its pay-TV version. The service is primarily meant as a nice additional benefit for customers who already pay for cable or satellite TV.

NBC’s decision isn’t totally motivated by supporting Comcast’s cable TV business. Now that Disney has full operational control of Hulu, Disney can bundle Hulu (or Hulu with Live TV) with Disney+ to make a compelling streaming offering that should further accelerate cord cutting. NBC is OK with this. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free.

NBC will certainly monitor the take rate of its streaming service among non pay-TV subscribers if cord cutting dramatically accelerates. If necessary, it can move content on and off its service thanks to Tuesday’s deal with Hulu, as well as the impending expiration of streaming-rights deals for popular shows it owns, such as “The Office.” And three years from now, when its content deal with Hulu ends, there’s an easy path for NBC to make its streaming service more compelling by making all its content exclusive to it.

But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a compelling addition for cord cutters. And that’s the point.

Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com.

WATCH: Comcast will sell its Hulu stake to Disney, giving Disney full control


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Apple just launched its first big push into subscription TV

Apple TV Channels AppleApple on Monday released an update to iPhones, iPads and Apple TV that includes its brand new TV app with Apple Channels. It’s Apple’s first big push into making money off TV content outside of sales through the iTunes store. The new Apple TV ChannelsApple TV Channels AppleChannels is not Apple TV+, the service that will include original programming from Apple and will launch later this fall. Changes to the TV appApple TV Channels AppleA new “What to Watch” screen inside t


Apple TV Channels AppleApple on Monday released an update to iPhones, iPads and Apple TV that includes its brand new TV app with Apple Channels. It’s Apple’s first big push into making money off TV content outside of sales through the iTunes store. The new Apple TV ChannelsApple TV Channels AppleChannels is not Apple TV+, the service that will include original programming from Apple and will launch later this fall. Changes to the TV appApple TV Channels AppleA new “What to Watch” screen inside t
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Apple on Monday released an update to iPhones, iPads and Apple TV that includes its brand new TV app with Apple Channels. Apple Channels is the company’s new service that offers customers in more than 100 countries subscription access to premium networks such as HBO, Showtime, Epix, Smithsonian Channel, Starz and Tastemade. Other channels, such as CBS All-Access and MTV Hits, are coming later this year. Right now, if you signed up for every channel package available, however, you’d pay $97 a month. It’s Apple’s first big push into making money off TV content outside of sales through the iTunes store. Apple hasn’t said what its cut of revenue from subscribers who sign up to services through Apple Channels will be, but CNBC reported in February that the company was pushing for 30%. Some reports suggest Apple gets 15% of revenues from subscribers who sign up for services such as HBO Now, Netflix and other streaming apps through the App Store. Apple reported revenue for its services segment of $11.45 billion in its second-quarter earnings report on April 30, beating analyst estimates. Channels gives Apple a way to continue to focus on its services business as sales of hardware, including iPhones, plateau. In other words, this gives Apple new ways to make money from customers who already own its products.

The new Apple TV Channels

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Channels is not Apple TV+, the service that will include original programming from Apple and will launch later this fall. But Channels does launch with a brand new TV app that Apple says will show people compelling content they’ll want to watch. It will highlight some of the hit shows from the networks that customers can subscribe to, such as HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” More than 100,000 movies and TV shows are also available to rent or purchase in the app, which means customers don’t need to open the iTunes store and leave the app to buy more things to watch. And instead of pushing viewers out of the Apple TV app and into another app, like HBO, Starz or Showtime, Apple TV Channels immediately begins streaming the show, which helps keep people inside Apple’s ecosystem. There’s a trade-off for this, however. Anyone who subscribes to the channels can only watch them within the TV app. The subscription won’t work on other platforms such as Sony’s PlayStation or a Roku box. Conversely, if you pay for HBO through your cable provider already, or directly from HBO, it’ll work in Apple TV. But some features won’t work, like offline downloads. And it feels less seamless since Apple TV will push you out into that separate app instead of playing the content right away.

Changes to the TV app

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A new “What to Watch” screen inside the Apple TV app provides curated content from Apple editors that’s based on what’s popular around the world. Apple said it’s using human editors combined with its algorithms to make recommendations so users don’t sit and endlessly scroll trying to find something good to watch. It’s a problem most of us have experienced with the influx of streaming content now available. When you select a show, Apple provides data on who stars in it and a summary of the episode or movie and will begin automatically playing the trailer at the top of the screen. It looks really clean and provides most of what a person browsing for a new TV show or movie might want.

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There’s also a new kids section with content curated for a younger audience. This includes lots of animated movies and TV shows that users can either stream, download or buy, depending on whether it’s included with one of the subscriptions in Apple TV Channels.

Offline viewing

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There’s also an option to download content and save it for offline viewing on an iPhone or iPad when you don’t have an internet connection. This will help Apple TV Channels stand out against standalone apps from HBO, Showtime and others that require an internet connection for viewing. This, above all else, might make it one of the most compelling reasons to sign up for a service through Apple TV Channels instead of elsewhere.

Beyond the Apple TV

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Apple Channels won’t be limited to just Apple products. The company announced a partnership with Samsung in January in which select Samsung Smart TVs will have access to the new Apple TV app. It won’t offer the full experience of an Apple TV, which also supports apps and games, but it will provide the same experience for watching TV shows and movies. The Samsung app will also launch Monday on all 2019 smart TV models and some 2018 models. Apple TV will launch on Amazon’s Fire TV, Sony TVs, LG TVs and Roku devices later this year.

No bundles

Apple TV coming to Smart TVs. Source: Apple

Unlike Apple News+, the company’s $9.99 per month subscription news service that allows you to download more than 300 magazines and read articles from The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, Apple Channels does not have a bundle option. That means you need to subscribe to each individual video service separately, instead of buying an all-you-can-eat plan that includes everything. And, after a one-week free trial of the premium services, users will pay the standard price they would pay anywhere else. Showtime costs $10.99 per month, for example. However, families up to 6 people can share a single subscription.

Disney+

President of Walt Disney Distribution Franchise Management, Business & Audience Insights, Cathleen Taff, speaks in front of the studios part of Walt Disney Studio on screen during the CinemaCon Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures special presentation at the Colosseum Caesars Palace on April 3, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Valerie Macon | AFP | Getty Images

Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ seems like a perfect fit for Apple TV Channels. It launches on Nov. 12, will cost $6.99 per month and will include a huge library of Disney content. Apple had no comment on whether Disney+ will eventually launch in Channels, or if talks are underway, but said it is well aware that it’s going to be a popular service.

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Peter Stern, vice president of services at Apple Inc., speaks during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Monday, March 25, 2019. The company is unveiling streaming video and news subscriptions, key parts of Apple’s push to transform itself into a leading digital services provider. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images


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‘Avengers: Endgame’ has forever changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Here’s how the film will impact 9 upcoming movies and TV shows

* “Avengers: Endgame” is the final chapter of a decade-long story, but the story isn’t over. The sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theaters on July 5, but fans are already speculating about how the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame” will impact Spidey’s journey. Audiences weren’t able to explore what that entailed because of the events of “Avengers: Infinity War.” Marvel StudiosLoki (TV series)In the wake of “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel announced a Loki television series


* “Avengers: Endgame” is the final chapter of a decade-long story, but the story isn’t over. The sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theaters on July 5, but fans are already speculating about how the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame” will impact Spidey’s journey. Audiences weren’t able to explore what that entailed because of the events of “Avengers: Infinity War.” Marvel StudiosLoki (TV series)In the wake of “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel announced a Loki television series
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'Avengers: Endgame' has forever changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Here's how the film will impact 9 upcoming movies and TV shows

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* This post contains spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” * “Avengers: Endgame” is the final chapter of a decade-long story, but the story isn’t over. With a number of sequels and prequels yet to hit theaters, Marvel Studios is far from done with the characters of the Avengers. Together, the 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have so far earned more than $20 billion at the global box office. As “Endgame” continues to show in theaters, expect that number to continue to grow. The film has so far grossed $1.2 billion worldwide, with some suggesting it could hit $3 billion before the end of its run.

The events of “Endgame” have changed a great many things and will shape the films and television series to come for another decade. After “Endgame,” here’s where we stand: The dusted heroes from “Avengers: Infinity War” have been resurrected, Steve Rogers (Captain America) has passed his shield to Sam Wilson (Falcon), and Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) have made the ultimate sacrifice. Going forward, Disney’s slate of Marvel content — including movies and TV shows — will reflect these massive developments.

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Marvel’s Phase Three ends not with “Endgame,” but with “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theaters on July 5, but fans are already speculating about how the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame” will impact Spidey’s journey. It’s currently unclear if the film, set in Venice, Berlin and London, takes place before the events of “Infinity War” or after. If it takes place before, we will likely see the same Spider-Man from “Homecoming,” plucky and naive, but charming.

However, most have speculated that “Far From Home” will take place in the wake of “Endgame.” This Peter Parker will have to deal with the death of his mentor, Tony Stark, as well as the fact that five years have passed and he’s still the same age. It appears from the events of “Endgame” and the “Far From Home” trailer that at least two important characters from “Homecoming” haven’t aged — Ned and Michelle (M.J.). Now that “Endgame” has hit theaters, it is likely that Disney will begin releasing more materials about “Far From Home,” including additional promos, trailers, clips and photos.

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Doctor Strange

Dr. Stephen Strange was the one to use the time stone and see more than 14 billion possible futures. While the events of “Endgame” will impact his character going forward, he saw what was coming. The next “Doctor Strange” film will likely follow Benedict Cumberbatch’s magical doctor in the aftermath of “Endgame.” Now that Thanos is defeated, Strange’s attention will likely fall on Karl Mordo, his ally turned enemy, from his 2016 solo film. The sequel does not currently have a release date, although it is speculated to arrive in theaters in late 2021.

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Black Panther

T’Challa ended his solo film by opening up the once secretive Wakanda to the world. Audiences weren’t able to explore what that entailed because of the events of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Black Panther was among those that were dusted at the end of “Infinity War,” so he is returning to his kingdom after five years have passed. A lot has probably changed in Wakanda, so T’Challa will have to deal with any fallout of his absence. Additionally, during “Endgame” Okoye, T’Challa’s friend and leader of his army, mentioned that Wakanda was dealing with an earthquake under the ocean. “We handle it by not handling it,” she said. While this could be a natural event, an actual earthquake, many are speculating that “Black Panther 2” could introduce the character of Namor, a prince of Atlantis, and a potential friend or foe for T’Challa.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3’

The Gamora we knew from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” is dead. However, “Endgame” has allowed for the character to potentially continue to exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When Nebula from the past allows for Thanos to time travel to the future, Gamora from the past is on board his ship. While she is not seen with the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy — Star Lord, Drax, Groot, Rocket Racoon and Mantis — at the end of “Endgame,” there is a brief shot of Peter Quill (Star Lord) looking for her. “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3” will definitely occur after the events of “Endgame” and could explore the Guardians looking for this version of Gamora. Additionally, the Guardians brought another passenger on board their ship at the end of “Endgame” — Thor. Having given Valkyrie command over New Asgard, Thor appears to have joined up with the Guardians, jokingly referring to the group as the Asgardians of the Galaxy. It is possible that Thor could be part of the crew in the third film of the franchise, which is expected in 2021.

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Loki (TV series)

In the wake of “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel announced a Loki television series for its upcoming streaming service Disney+. At that time, Loki was presumed dead, having been choked to death by Thanos. While fans had long speculated that the trickster god had managed to fake his death (again), it appears it was quite permanent. That being said, when the Avengers traveled back in time to retrieve the mind, time and space stone from New York in 2012, Loki managed to get his hands on the Tesseract (space stone) and disappear. Tony Stark and Steve Rogers were then forced to time travel again, this time to the ’70s, to retrieve another version of the space stone. So, for many fans, a version of Loki is alive and well in the universe. It is unclear if the Loki television series will take place in the time between “Thor” and “Avengers,” in which Loki is thought to be dead (for the first time) and meets up with Thanos to plot his takeover of Earth, or if the series will follow this alternate version of Loki.

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‘WandaVision’ (TV series)

There isn’t much known about the plot of WandaVision. Vision was killed at the end of “Infinity War” before T’Challa’s sister Shuri was able to remove the mind stone from his head. However, the Wakandan princess was close to completing the process, so there is a possibility that she might be able to rebuild Vision. Others have speculated that the show could take place between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” while Scarlet Witch and Vision were in hiding from Thanos and his goons. Still, there are some rumors that the story could be a completely different plot line altogether. What we do know is that filming for at least six episodes of WandaVision will begin in the fall, so it likely won’t hit the Disney+ streaming service until mid-2020.

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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (TV series)

Captain America has passed on his shield. Sam Wilson, the Falcon, will now take on the mantle with Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, at his side. In previous films, Bucky and Sam have had a bit of a contentious relationship, but over time the pair have managed to overcome their differences and work together. The show, which has been teased as a “spy thriller” will likely take place post-“Endgame” and could see familiar faces from S.H.I.E.L.D, the organization that has worked closely with the Avengers.

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Hawkeye (TV series)

The tables have turned for Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, in the wake of “Endgame.” He’s done some things as the persona Ronin — a vigilante taking down criminals around the world during the five years after the “snap” — that he can’t erase. And that is something he will have to deal with going forward. Black Widow’s last act was to sacrifice herself so that Barton could live, take the soul stone back to their time and reunite with his family. So, he will probably be recovering from this loss during the series, if it takes place post- “Endgame.” Some have speculated that the series could involve Hawkeye training a young protege, either his daughter or Kate Bishop from the comics. Bishop is a character most associated with the Young Avengers, a group of teenage and young adult heroes. She comes under Barton’s tutelage in the comics, although their relationship is, at times, contentious. The series could also show flashes to his time as Ronin or incorporate events from the five years between “Infinity War” and “Endgame.”

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Black Widow

Fans have been begging for a Black Widow film for years and it appears that one is in the works. Rumors are that Cate Shortland ( “Lore”) has been tapped to direct the film with Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff. Rachel Weisz ( “The Favourite”), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) and Florence Pugh (“Fighting with my Family”) are also reportedly in talks for the film. The film has long been believed to be a prequel, likely showing how Black Widow was shaped as a young Russian spy before her days with S.H.I.E.L.D. This is the most likely circumstance, considering Black Widow died during the events of “Endgame.” Additionally, we may finally get to find out what happened in Budapest between Black Widow and Hawkeye.

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Captain Marvel and the next chapter for Marvel

After the film hauled in more than $1 billion at the global box office, it would be no surprise if Marvel and Disney greenlighted a “Captain Marvel” sequel in the next few months. She has been heralded as the leader of the next phase of Marvel’s cinematic universe, although it’s unclear exactly what that will entail. While characters such as Iron Man and Captain America will not be featured in any more films or television series, as far as anyone can tell, there are plenty of established characters and characters from the comics that could be brought into the fold going forward. Already, Marvel has teased an “Eternals” film featuring Starfox, the brother of Thanos. Additionally, “Ms. Marvel” and “Shang-Chi” films could be coming soon and would bring welcome diversity to Marvel’s slate. Fans have also been clamoring for more female-centric films. One scene in particular from “Endgame” has audiences asking for an all-female team-up film — yes, the one where Captain Marvel fought alongside Okoye, Scarlet Witch, Pepper Potts in Rescue armor, Valkyrie, Gamora, Nebula and The Wasp. One thing is for certain, “Endgame” may have been the end of one phase for Marvel, but it’s just the beginning for Disney.


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Growing up different helped me do my job better, says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Harry Shum Jr.

Actor Harry Shum Jr. has become a familiar face on screens worldwide with his starring roles in hit TV shows “Glee” and “Shadowhunters.” When Shum landed his first TV role on “Glee” aged 26, he was originally given a minor role as the so-called Other Asian. If they’re going to cast a minority, I’m going to use this to my advantage. Harry Shum Jr. actor”If they’re going to cast a minority, I’m going to use this to my advantage,” continued Shum, whose character Mike Chang was given his first major


Actor Harry Shum Jr. has become a familiar face on screens worldwide with his starring roles in hit TV shows “Glee” and “Shadowhunters.” When Shum landed his first TV role on “Glee” aged 26, he was originally given a minor role as the so-called Other Asian. If they’re going to cast a minority, I’m going to use this to my advantage. Harry Shum Jr. actor”If they’re going to cast a minority, I’m going to use this to my advantage,” continued Shum, whose character Mike Chang was given his first major
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Growing up different helped me do my job better, says 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Harry Shum Jr.

Actor Harry Shum Jr. has become a familiar face on screens worldwide with his starring roles in hit TV shows “Glee” and “Shadowhunters.” But it didn’t come easily. In fact, he had to fight his way to the front of the camera precisely because he was different, Shum told CNBC Make It. When Shum landed his first TV role on “Glee” aged 26, he was originally given a minor role as the so-called Other Asian. However, he said he made it his mission to prove there could bring more to the character. “I thought: ‘I’m going to use this opportunity to make it my own and make the most out of it,'” said Shum.

If they’re going to cast a minority, I’m going to use this to my advantage. Harry Shum Jr. actor

“If they’re going to cast a minority, I’m going to use this to my advantage,” continued Shum, whose character Mike Chang was given his first major story line in season three. “You only get so many opportunities, but it’s how you shape them that matters.” That’s a lesson Shum said he learned in his early days of arriving in the States. Born in Costa Rica to Chinese parents, Shum relocated to the U.S. with his family as a child and said he was struck by the value Americans placed on individualism and self-expression. “When I first moved to the U.S. it was very different because it was a lot more about individualism and expressing yourself,” said Shum. “That was a stark contrast to how I grew up, but there are a lot of benefits to that.” Namely, said Shum, it allowed him to embrace his differences growing up in the predominantly white San Luis Obispo County, California and pursue a career in acting. Now, he said, he wants to use his position to do more to represent minorities in film and TV. In his current role as Magnus Bane in “Shadowhunters,” Shum plays a bisexual warlock.

I don’t think it’s black and white. There are roles you’d stay away from. Harry Shum Jr. actor


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Watch: 2019 CNBC Stock Draft

Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] This year’s participants include New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, 2018 Stock Draft champion Nick Lowery, former Kansas City Chiefs kicker, and more. Each team will make 3 selections from a preset list of 60 stocks and investments. The team whose picks perform the best from the close on April 25, 2019 to the close on Friday Janu


Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] This year’s participants include New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, 2018 Stock Draft champion Nick Lowery, former Kansas City Chiefs kicker, and more. Each team will make 3 selections from a preset list of 60 stocks and investments. The team whose picks perform the best from the close on April 25, 2019 to the close on Friday Janu
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Watch: 2019 CNBC Stock Draft

[The stream is slated to start at 2:00PM ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.]

Ten celebrities, athletes and investors compete in a stock-picking competition.

This year’s participants include New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, 2018 Stock Draft champion Nick Lowery, former Kansas City Chiefs kicker, and more. Each team will make 3 selections from a preset list of 60 stocks and investments. The team whose picks perform the best from the close on April 25, 2019 to the close on Friday January 31, 2020 will be the winner.

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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-25  Authors: cnbccom staff
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Google and Amazon have ended their war over the YouTube app

Google will relaunch the YouTube app and release a new YouTube TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices in the coming months, Amazon said Thursday. At the time, Google said it decided to remove the app due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. It said Amazon refused to sell Google products such as the Google Home speaker, a competitor with the Amazon Echo, and the Nest camera, which competes with Amazon’s Ring system. Amazon still does’t sell the Google Home, but it does sell Nest cameras and thermost


Google will relaunch the YouTube app and release a new YouTube TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices in the coming months, Amazon said Thursday. At the time, Google said it decided to remove the app due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. It said Amazon refused to sell Google products such as the Google Home speaker, a competitor with the Amazon Echo, and the Nest camera, which competes with Amazon’s Ring system. Amazon still does’t sell the Google Home, but it does sell Nest cameras and thermost
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Google and Amazon have ended their war over the YouTube app

Google will relaunch the YouTube app and release a new YouTube TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices in the coming months, Amazon said Thursday.

Amazon Prime video will also soon support the Google Chromecast, ending a streaming spat between the two tech giants that started in 2017.

Google pulled its YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show in December 2017 as competition between the two companies began to heat up in the streaming space.

At the time, Google said it decided to remove the app due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. It said Amazon refused to sell Google products such as the Google Home speaker, a competitor with the Amazon Echo, and the Nest camera, which competes with Amazon’s Ring system. Amazon still does’t sell the Google Home, but it does sell Nest cameras and thermostats.

Fire TV users have been able to use a third-party YouTube app that simply linked folks to the YouTube website. But a new version should offer a more feature-rich experience with support for 4K HDR content.

The addition of YouTube TV also means customers who subscribe to Google’s streaming TV service will be able to tune in on the Fire TV, which supports additional services including Hulu, Sony’s PS Vue, AT&T DirecTV Now and Sling TV.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-18  Authors: todd haselton, getty images
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Ukraine presidential favorite Zelensky skips live TV debate – but it doesn’t matter, experts say

The favorite to win Ukraine’s presidential election this weekend caused a stir on Sunday by skipping a live televised debate with incumbent Petro Poroshenko – but even that isn’t expect to damage his chances of winning the upcoming final round of voting. Zelensky had not said that he was going to attend the debate, instead agreeing to attend a televised debate on Friday, April 21. Experts say Zelenksy’s “no-show” has not affected the likelihood that he will become president at a final run-off vo


The favorite to win Ukraine’s presidential election this weekend caused a stir on Sunday by skipping a live televised debate with incumbent Petro Poroshenko – but even that isn’t expect to damage his chances of winning the upcoming final round of voting. Zelensky had not said that he was going to attend the debate, instead agreeing to attend a televised debate on Friday, April 21. Experts say Zelenksy’s “no-show” has not affected the likelihood that he will become president at a final run-off vo
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Ukraine presidential favorite Zelensky skips live TV debate – but it doesn't matter, experts say

The favorite to win Ukraine’s presidential election this weekend caused a stir on Sunday by skipping a live televised debate with incumbent Petro Poroshenko – but even that isn’t expect to damage his chances of winning the upcoming final round of voting.

Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian and actor and the favorite to win a run-off round in the election this coming Sunday, had agreed to face the more seasoned politician and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a televised debate from Kiev’s Olympic Stadium but the pair had disagreed on a date.

That left Poroshenko to speak on his own for 45 minutes while standing next to an empty lectern for his political opponent. Zelensky had not said that he was going to attend the debate, instead agreeing to attend a televised debate on Friday, April 21.

It’s not the first bizarre episode in an election race that has enlivened Ukrainians who appear to have tired of the country’s old political guard.

Zelensky accepted Poroshenko’s invitation to hold debates with three conditions, one of them being that both candidates take live drug and alcohol tests to, as Zelenksy put it, “show the Ukrainian people that neither is an alcoholic or drug addict.”

Experts say Zelenksy’s “no-show” has not affected the likelihood that he will become president at a final run-off vote next on April 21.

“I still cannot see Poroshenko winning – he (Zelensky) is just too far ahead,” Timothy Ash, senior emerging markets strategist at Bluebay Asset Management, told CNBC on Monday. “Poroshenko’s negative ratings are just too high. He lost this election months ago,” Ash added.

Unsurprisingly, Poroshenko used his uninterrupted platform on Sunday to criticize an absent Zelensky and his apparent lack of concrete manifesto.

“If he hides from people again, if he is afraid, we will invite him again. We will invite him every day to every live show for the whole country to see who it is going to elect for the next five years,” Poroshenko told the audience Sunday, according to news reports.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-15  Authors: holly ellyatt, brendan hoffman, getty images news, getty images, sopa images, lightrocket
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Disney+ is the service Apple wants

Last month, Apple launched its hotly awaited new TV service, Apple TV+. Then it was Disney’s turn to debut its streaming service, Disney+, last week. As the presentation went on, it grew clear that Disney+ is much of what Apple+ wants to be. That’s Disney+. That’s Disney+.


Last month, Apple launched its hotly awaited new TV service, Apple TV+. Then it was Disney’s turn to debut its streaming service, Disney+, last week. As the presentation went on, it grew clear that Disney+ is much of what Apple+ wants to be. That’s Disney+. That’s Disney+.
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Disney+ is the service Apple wants

The two presentations couldn’t have been more jarringly different.

Last month, Apple launched its hotly awaited new TV service, Apple TV+. Notable celebrities took the stage, including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell.

But the payoff was lacking. There were virtually no clips of actual show footage, leading to somewhat droning monologues from stars and creators.

More curious, there were no details about the service. How much would it cost? How much would Apple spend on original content? Could you bundle it with other Apple subscription products? When would Apple TV+ be available? Nothing. Why even bother with a launch with all of these key details missing?

Then it was Disney’s turn to debut its streaming service, Disney+, last week. Celebrities were lacking, but Disney showed actual video of shows and movies, including surefire mega-hits “Frozen 2,” The Lion King remake, and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which will all eventually join the subscription service.

Disney executives methodically checked off all the specifics. The service will be $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually, underpricing Netflix. All programming will be available for offline downloading. Disney will spend $1 billion on original programming for the service by 2020 and more than $2 billion by 2024. Disney plans to bundle Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+ for a discount (although no discount pricing was given on this point).

As the presentation went on, it grew clear that Disney+ is much of what Apple+ wants to be.

Apple wants family-friendly content. That’s Disney+. Apple wants a recurring revenue subscription product to help change part of the growth narrative around the company. That’s Disney+. Apple wants Hollywood’s best to build branded content that fits with Apple’s best-in-class mobile products. That’s Disney+.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-15  Authors: alex sherman, david paul morris, bloomberg, getty images, patrick t fallon
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Last month, Apple launched its hotly awaited new TV service, Apple TV+. Then it was Disney’s turn to debut its streaming service, Disney+, last week. As the presentation went on, it grew clear that Disney+ is much of what Apple+ wants to be. That’s Disney+. That’s Disney+.


Last month, Apple launched its hotly awaited new TV service, Apple TV+. Then it was Disney’s turn to debut its streaming service, Disney+, last week. As the presentation went on, it grew clear that Disney+ is much of what Apple+ wants to be. That’s Disney+. That’s Disney+.
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Disney+ is the service Apple wants

The two presentations couldn’t have been more jarringly different.

Last month, Apple launched its hotly awaited new TV service, Apple TV+. Notable celebrities took the stage, including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell.

But the payoff was lacking. There were virtually no clips of actual show footage, leading to somewhat droning monologues from stars and creators.

More curious, there were no details about the service. How much would it cost? How much would Apple spend on original content? Could you bundle it with other Apple subscription products? When would Apple TV+ be available? Nothing. Why even bother with a launch with all of these key details missing?

Then it was Disney’s turn to debut its streaming service, Disney+, last week. Celebrities were lacking, but Disney showed actual video of shows and movies, including surefire mega-hits “Frozen 2,” The Lion King remake, and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which will all eventually join the subscription service.

Disney executives methodically checked off all the specifics. The service will be $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually, underpricing Netflix. All programming will be available for offline downloading. Disney will spend $1 billion on original programming for the service by 2020 and more than $2 billion by 2024. Disney plans to bundle Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+ for a discount (although no discount pricing was given on this point).

As the presentation went on, it grew clear that Disney+ is much of what Apple+ wants to be.

Apple wants family-friendly content. That’s Disney+. Apple wants a recurring revenue subscription product to help change part of the growth narrative around the company. That’s Disney+. Apple wants Hollywood’s best to build branded content that fits with Apple’s best-in-class mobile products. That’s Disney+.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-15  Authors: alex sherman, david paul morris, bloomberg, getty images, patrick t fallon
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