Apple Hires Original TV Programming Heads

Apple is finally getting seriously involved in original programming and has scored outgoing Sony Pictures Television presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to oversee all aspects of worldwide video programming.

The pair will report to Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services and were hired after meetings over the past two years with numerous top TV executives. Under their tenure, they were responsible for such shows as “Breaking Bad,” “The Blacklist,” “The Crown,” “Preacher,” “Outlander,” “Damages,” “Bloodline” and “Rescue Me”.

Apple launched its first original series, the unscripted “Planet of the Apps,” on Apple Music and also has a Dr. Dre drama series which has been filmed but not announced as yet.

Source: Deadline