Adjusted movie delivery deadlines.

To prepare for the winter season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for movie deliveries. If you plan on releasing movies on the iTunes Store in November and December 2016, and January 2017, check the following delivery deadlines:

Sales Start Date Dec. 23 to 31, 2016 Jan. 1 to 6, 2017
Featured and Localized Assets Due
(Including Pre-Orders)
Nov. 25, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016
Trailer, Art and Metadata Due
Assetless Pre-Orders
Dec. 2, 2016 Dec. 9, 2016
Pricing and Clearances Due Dec. 9, 2016 Dec. 16, 2016
Extras Provider Approval Due Dec. 2, 2016 Dec. 9, 2016

Note that content may not become available on its sales start date if files are delivered after the delivery deadline.

iTunes Partner Support Availability
If you have questions or need support, you can always reach out to our iTunes Partner Support team. Keep in mind that they won’t be available on the below dates, and response times on or around these dates may be delayed:

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 to Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Thursday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017

Your access to iTunes Connect won’t be affected and you’ll still be able to deliver content with Transporter. However, we do not recommend making a large amount of deliveries or updates, such as pricing or clearance changes between December 22, 2016 and December 30, 2016.