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October 15, 2020

TV delivery schedule for 2020 and early 2021.

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August 13, 2020

New delivery method for CBFC certificate in India and Dolby Vision CM 4.0 sidecar metadata files support.

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July 2, 2020

In a set of European countries and Colombia, there are new requirements for documenting country of origin, production country, or original spoken locale in iTunes and Apple TV Channels video content.

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May 22, 2020

Learn about recent enhancements in iTunes Connect to help you manage your TV content.

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February 28, 2020

We've made updates to delivery specifications and iTunes Connect features to help you better manage your TV content.

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October 16, 2019

A new version of Compressor is available with in-place audio retagging

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October 15, 2019

Transporter app has been updated to 1.1 and now is available for free exclusively through the Mac App Store 

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October 4, 2019

Transporter 2.0 is available for download in iTunes Connect and includes the following improvements.

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October 2, 2019

If you plan on releasing movies on the iTunes Store in December 2019 or January 2020, check the following movie delivery deadlines

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May 14, 2019

Artwork updates for delivering TV.

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February 20, 2019

We have the following announcements for your television content: Cover Art Locale in iTunes Connect Closed Captions Locale Reminder

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January 31, 2019

As of February 1, 2019, all payments into bank accounts in New Zealand and Australia will be wire transfers.

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January 30, 2019

Version 5.3 includes updates about TV season creation and closed caption locale. 

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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

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November 28, 2018

Improvements made to Agreements, Tax, and Banking in iTunes Connect.

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November 5, 2018

As a reminder, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes to prepare for the holiday season. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2018 or January 2019, check our updated TV delivery deadlines.

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October 11, 2018

To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2018 or January 2019, check our updated TV delivery deadlines.

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July 13, 2018

You can now edit the metadata from within the Episodes tab of a season in iTunes Connect.

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April 4, 2018

iTunes Package TV Specification 5.2.10 includes updates to production still images and source audio. The Parallax Exporter now includes support for Photoshop CC 2018 and exporting layered images.

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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.

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October 5, 2017

To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2017 or January 2018, check these updated TV delivery deadlines.

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October 5, 2017

If you provide defined previews, you are now required to also provide a preview image time using the image_time attribute.

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October 5, 2017

As a reminder, in order to ensure compliance with legal requirements in Australia, we no longer support ratings P, C, and AV15+.

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October 5, 2017

As a reminder, the episode field is now required and must be included in your episode deliveries by October 23, 2017.

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August 16, 2017

If you deliver content from behind a firewall, you may need to add or modify firewall rules to allow outbound and return connections for the IP addresses and ports.

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July 27, 2017

Starting August 10, 2017, you will no longer be able to sign in to Reporter with your Apple ID password or app-specific passwords. To continue using Reporter, generate a unique access token.

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June 28, 2017

You can now access Reporter by generating a unique access token instead of using your Apple ID password.

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April 26, 2017

We’ve updated the iTunes Package TV Specification to make it easier to manage your TV content on the iTunes Store.

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April 6, 2017

Starting at 7:00 a.m., some services will be unavailable for up to eight hours.

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February 28, 2017

As a reminder, we will no longer be supporting certain ratings in Australia starting on April 1, 2017.

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February 28, 2017

We are updating our minimum art requirements for TV cover art and banner customizations. You must meet these requirements by August 1, 2017.

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February 1, 2017

We’ve redesigned Contact Us for TV, Movie, and Music partners to make getting in touch with iTunes Connect support easier than ever.

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January 6, 2017

We have made updates to supported ratings in Australia and created new help videos. As a reminder, we encourage using episode subtype tags and reviewing territory clearance deadlines.

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November 10, 2016

If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2016 and January 2017, check the following TV delivery deadlines.

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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.

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October 27, 2016

To prepare for the holiday season, we're adjusting our delivery deadlines for TV shows and episodes.

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September 9, 2016

A new Total Bonus Episodes field has been added to iTunes Connect. Also, for free or specially priced episodes, the field should always be set to true.

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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.

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July 13, 2016

We've updated the iTunes Package TV Specification making it easier to manage your TV seasons and episodes on the iTunes Store. Version 5.2.6 includes enhancements and updates to preview clips and images, support for EIDR, deprecation of outdated XML schemas, and QC code revisions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 20, 2015

To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2015 and January 2016, check the following TV delivery deadlines.

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October 6, 2015

You can now create cover 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 iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide.

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August 26, 2015

We’ve completely redesigned Resources and Help. Now, it’s even easier to find answers to your questions and stay up-to-date. Search for answers across all of our online guides, FAQ, news, and video tutorials.

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