Apple Provides to Video Staff With Rent of Former WGN America Head


Former president and basic supervisor of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss has jointed Apple to assist oversee the event of the corporate’s worldwide video unit, stories Selection.

Cherniss will serve beneath Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives who joined Apple earlier this yr to steer Apple’s video programming efforts on a worldwide scale. Erlicht and Amburg report back to senior vice chairman of web software program and companies Eddy Cue.

Again in June, Cherniss stepped down from his function as president at WGN America and Tribune Studios after Tribune was acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Cherniss led WGN’s personal push into unique content material and away from re-runs, overseeing the launch of reveals like “Salem,” “Outsiders,” “Underground,” and “Manhattan,” so he is well-positioned to assist Apple make a deeper dive into unique programming.

With the addition of Cherniss, Apple has a stable staff, as its former two hires, Erlicht and Amburg, helped produce reveals like “Breaking Dangerous,” “Higher Name Saul,” and “The Crown.”

Over the course of the final a number of months, Apple has been experimenting with unique content material as a option to promote its Apple Music service. The corporate has launched two reveals to this point, together with “Planet of the Apps,” a sequence about app builders pitching concepts to buyers, and “Carpool Karaoke,” a music-based present developed from the Carpool Karaoke section on “The Late Late Present with James Corden.”

Apple is claimed to have larger ambitions relating to unique content material, although, with rumors suggesting the corporate is pursuing offers with “triple-A-list” expertise to create a roster of reveals on par with Netflix and Amazon.

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