Stay up to date with the latest news for movie providers.
August 13, 2020
New delivery method for CBFC certificate in India and Dolby Vision CM 4.0 sidecar metadata files support.
October 15, 2019
Transporter app has been updated to 1.1 and now is available for free exclusively through the Mac App Store
May 16, 2019
We have the following updates for your movie content: iTunes Package Film Specification 5.3 Poster Art Locale and new Artwork Specifications.
January 31, 2019
As of February 1, 2019, all payments into bank accounts in New Zealand and Australia will be wire transfers.
December 12, 2018
Effective January 1, 2019, the portion of the agreement(s) that covers distribution of your music or video content into Canada will be assigned from Apple Inc., a United States entity, to Apple Canada Inc., a Canadian entity. Apple may require you to provide additional tax information in order to minimize any impact or disruption
October 4, 2018
See localized cast and crew in iTunes Connect, add a Phonetic Title for Japan in iTunes Connect, and deliver a Dolby Atmos audio source with iTunes Extras.
September 14, 2018
Movie news and updates include Dolby Atmos delivery support, MSR changes for features and previews, updated support for 5.1 audio, required phonetic titles for Japan, and Transporter 1.12.
July 13, 2018
We have the following updates for your movie content: iTunes Package Film Specification 5.2.20, iTunes Extras Package Specification 5.2.8, iTunes multiple language support update, 4K availability in iTunes Connect, film pricing catalog report update, Brazil ratings reminder, Minimum Storefront Requirements reminder.
April 4, 2018
The iTunes Package Film Specifiction has been updated to include new tags for 4K and HDR. You can also now specify a frame to use for the production still image that will be displayed on the product page for a movie.
March 21, 2018
You can now download one financial report that shows all currencies in which your movies or TV shows are sold, starting with financial data from February 2018.
January 4, 2018
Starting March 1, 2018, supported Ukraine ratings and minimum storefront requirements will change. Make sure your movie content is updated.
October 18, 2017
You can now deliver HDR video, 4K video, and use previously delivered video sources as audio files.
July 13, 2017
Due to a recent change in policy by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, ISAN values are now only required for some movies sold in Switzerland.
July 12, 2017
We've updated the iTunes Package Film Specification and the iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide with new features.
November 7, 2016
After December 6, 2016, you will no longer be able to use the Autoingestion tool to download your Sales and Trends reports or your Payments and Financial reports.
September 15, 2016
To support the goods and service tax New Zealand is introducing on October 1, 2016, we have updated the wholesale price list in the Australia/New Zealand movie agreement.
September 14, 2016
The iTunes Extras Package Specification has been updated to support video as a background item on Apple TV and EIDR values.
August 10, 2016
Download your Sales and Trends reports and your Payments and Financial reports using Reporter, a command-line tool introduced last fall. We recommend switching to Reporter, as the Autoingestion tool will no longer be available at the end of November 2016.
August 3, 2016
iTunes now supports Audio Description files for all currently supported languages.
June 23, 2016
We've updated the iTunes Package Film Specification to make it easier to manage your movies on the iTunes Store. Version 5.2.11 includes enhancements and updates to preview and chapter art images, support for EIDR, and QC code revisions.
April 13, 2016
An Audio Description (AD) file allows visually-impaired customers to follow the film with audio that describes the plot and what is being displayed visually on the screen. These can now be delivered as a role for the full asset.
April 8, 2016
We’re changing the way we process sales data for Asia-Pacific countries and regions to help you get your data sooner. Now, transactions made in the countries and regions listed will be available the next day, as opposed to two days.
March 24, 2016
iTunes package film specification has been updated with new requirements for localized synopsis and title, component previews clarification, and minimum storefront requirements. Refer to the Movies User and Style guides for instructions.
March 15, 2016
The new video copy feature allows you to reuse source files already sent with the core feature film, as part of your Extras package. The iTunes Extras Best Practices guide details the process of creating Extras, and outlines best practices in delivering them to iTunes.
February 25, 2016
Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect has been redesigned to make it easier to view and download your monthly financial data. We’ve consolidated all the data to a single page, and you can now download several financial reports at once.
January 21, 2016
Starting at the end of February 2016, we will add minimum language requirements for new previews. These requirements match our existing minimum storefront requirements for movies.
November 11, 2015
You can now use two-step verification or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID on iTunes Connect. Take advantage of these security features to prevent anyone from accessing or using your Apple ID, even if they know your password.
October 6, 2015
You can now create poster art that takes advantage of the Apple TV’s interactive layered effect. In addition to the new LSR files for Apple TV, we’re also updating the dimensions for JPG and PNG. To acclimate yourself to these changes check out the updated asset and style guides.