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Old 01-30-19, 06:20 PM
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Apple streaming service -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/29/1...y-netflix-hulu

Little is known about Apple’s standalone streaming service, aside from the mountain of original content that’s coming. But according to a new report from The Information, it could launch this spring.

The Information is reporting that Apple has told various studios and networks “whose offerings will be available through the service to be ready for launch by mid-April,” according to three sources. Some of those studios may include independent film powerhouse A24 and the Oprah Winfrey Network, which Apple has signed multiyear and picture deals with, according to previous reports. The streaming service is expected to launch “within several weeks of that date,” according to The Information. There’s still no information on how much Apple’s streaming service will cost subscribers.

If correct, April will be a busy month for streaming services. Disney is expected to show investors its standalone streaming service, Disney+, on April 11th, according to a report released ahead of the company’s Q4 investors call. Disney’s streaming platform won’t launch until later in the year, according to CEO Bob Iger, but the company is gearing up to tease what subscribers should expect. If both Apple and Disney launch their streaming platforms by the end of 2019, that means consumers will have access to a number of top-tier streaming platforms from major corporations, including streaming giants like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.

The big question is what the content on Apple’s streaming service will look like. The company has inked deals with a number of studios and networks, and it appears to be betting on exclusive, prestige content. That’s similar to Disney’s plan, which will offer subscribers access to the company’s humongous library of films and television series, alongside new shows from some of its biggest franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universeand Star Wars.



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I'm betting on Disney in this battle.
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Re: Apple streaming service -- News and Rumors -- To launch Mid 2019

https://www.macworld.com/article/324...ase-dates.html

Here's a list of all the shows (both scripted and reality) that are either in development or greenlit to series for this Apple service.

The most notable is an untitled Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon drama and the reboot of Amazing Stories & Time Bandits. It's about 30 something projects.
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Wow, some seem good, most seem to be not worth it. I get to save money by not having to buy an Apple TV.
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If they want this to be successful, they'll need to have an iTunes app available on all streaming devices. They can't limit it to Apple TV (and high-end Samsung TVs). If they release an iTunes app for Roku and Amazon Fire, it might have a chance.
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Report from Bloomberg: Will officially be announced March 25th: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...service-launch
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I'm betting on Disney in this battle.
Considering they own (or will soon) 20th Century Fox, plus Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, ABC, and ESPN - yeah, they're a content monster. The only "big" question with Disney is will they be willing to go beyond "family friendly" content in their original programming - if not, Netflix should maintain their edge, as they haven't shied away from original, but adult-oriented material.
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I'm actually surprised that Netflix still doesn't have content filtering options outside of Kid Mode.
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Can't wait for all the threads for the various shows that are 99% complaints from people who aren't subscribed to the service.
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Can't wait for all the threads for the various shows that are 99% complaints from people who aren't subscribed to the service.
Yeah For every 20 streaming shows that come out, maybe 1-2 gets any kind of interest here.

I anticipate the same lukewarm to meh interest in Apple shows.




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