Apple may be getting a new weapon in its arsenal to fight the streaming wars: former HBO CEO Richard Plepler. Apple is in talks with Plepler for an exclusive content deal for its AppleTV Plus streaming service, according to The Wall Street Journal. Plepler, was a top executive at HBO for a dozen years, during which the premium channel aired a number of hits such as “Game of Thrones,” and...
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