Apple's streaming TV service: Expected release date, price, shows and movies

CNET | 3/20/2019 | Joan E. Solsman
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Apple is expected to unveil its rumored TV service at an event March 25 at its Steve Jobs Theater.

Apple's been making it rain all over Hollywood for more than a year. Next week, we may finally find out what its $1 billion-plus worth of TV shows is all about.

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Apple is expected to unveil its rumored video service, as well as a news subscription service, at an event March 25 at its Cupertino, California, campus. And Apple spent this week clearing the decks of hardware news -- be it big, like the reveal of new AirPods Wednesday, or small, like incremental changes to the iMac and iPad. That suggests its flashy presentation Monday will be all about services.

The company has a pipeline of original programs with big stars -- including at least five shows that have wrapped shooting -- and it is reportedly scrambling to lock in deals with networks like HBO to offer a catalog of other programming alongside its own originals.

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For more than a year, the company reportedly has been soaring past its original $1 billion budget to recruit projects from high-profile film and television stars. Apple has nabbed big-name deals with J.J. Abrams, Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, M. Night Shyamalan, Steven Spielberg, among many others. The company also hired two top television executives to spearhead the effort.

But Apple has been virtually silent about its ultimate plan for all this programming. CEO Tim Cook has made vague hints, saying on a conference call in January the company will "have something to say more on that later."

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That day will come March 25.

What will Apple's TV service look like?

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Nobody at Apple has breathed a word publicly yet. Even people who are making shows for Apple have been kept in the dark about...
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