19- 23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
ITV wins rights to air La Liga
ITV has announced it has won the rights to air matches from Spanish football La Liga throughout the season, the BBC reported.
The broadcaster succesfully won rights from Eleven Sports, who held the rights last season. Live coverage of the matches starts on Friday 23 August.
Apple CEO to Trump: China tarrifs warning
Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned US president Donald Trump of the dangers of the escalating trade war against China, saying that the tarrifs will make it harder for Apple to compete with rival Samsung.
CNET reported that the pair met and discussed the effects of Apple paying tariffs in China. Cook argued that Samsung not having to pay tarrifs because it is based in South Korea ultimately makes for difficult competition.
Disney+ announce global launch dates and prices
Disney have released the dates on which its new streaming service Disney+ will launch across a number of markets, CNN reported.
Disney+ will debut in Canada and the Netherlands on 12 November, the same day it is first available in the U.S. The service will launch one week later, on 19 November, in Australia and New Zealand.
In the U.S it will cost $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year, while the cost in Canada will be 8.99 Canadian dollars per month (89.99 per year). The service will be priced at 8.99 Australian dollars per month (89.99 per year) and 9.99 New Zealand dollars per month (99.99 per year)
A date has not yet been confirmed for a UK launch.
Reddit to trial live streaming
Reddit has announced it will be experimenting with live streaming, engadget has reported.
Users of the social media platform have been able to livestream videos for a week, but only for this week during the hours of 9am-5pm.
The experiement is reportedly to help Reddit develop permanent livestream in the future.