‘Nobody watched me on Apple TV+,’ says Jon Stewart

Popular talk show host Jon Stewart has spoken about his experience at Apple TV+ and his impending return to cable TV. His experience at Apple TV+ made him feel like no one was watching.

His words shed light on potential concerns for the tech giant ahead of several weeks of major milestones for the platform. Those include the debut of Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend, a documentary series chronicling Lionel Messi and Argentina as they won the 2022 World Cup. Also, the beginning of the 2024 Major League Soccer season is just around the corner. Like the 2023 campaign, Apple will have exclusive global streaming rights for every game in the 2024 MLS season.

Speaking to CBS Mornings, Stewart talked about The Problem with Jon Stewart, which was his talk show on Apple TV+. Apple canceled the show in October over concerns that something Stewart may something controversial to get the company in trouble. For example, Stewart touched on China and the development of artificial intelligence. Stewart and other writers for the show clashed against Apple in their creative direction.

Jon Stewart would have liked more freedom to make his comments about different topics.

“I thought I was going to do it over at — they call it Apple TV+. It’s a television enclave, very small,” Stewart said. “It’s like living in Malibu.”

That lack of creative freedom could be something that affects Apple and its coverage on MLS Season Pass. Apple was very tight-lipped in sharing how MLS Season Pass did. It would not release subscription or viewership numbers, even though it regularly touted how successful the platform was. Apple knows it is different from traditional broadcasters, but perhaps it could be more open.

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Publish date : 2024-02-12 21:22:40

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