No original shows at launch for Apple TV service, here is what you'll get instead

No original shows at launch for Apple TV service, here is what you'll get instead
Apple's TV service is still a no show, but that's probably going to change very soon. The Cupertino-based company plans to use the March 25 event to outline how it will take on rivals like Amazon and Netflix, a new Bloomberg report claims.

While Apple is gearing up to launch its TV service, the company needs to sign deals with Pay-TV programmers like HBO, Showtime, and Starz, which in return must decide whether or not Apple is either a threat or a potential partner.

If everything goes well, Apple TV will offer HBO and Showtime TV shows at launch, but no original content, people familiar with the matter claim. Apple's own movies and TV shows are still in development and might not be ready until later this year at the earliest. Although Apple may take the wraps off its TV service this month, it's almost certain that it will not be actually available until fall.

Another important thing to note is that Apple plans to integrate the TV service into the iPhone, iPad and set-top box's TV app, which will offer two types of content: Apple original shows or content bought/funded by the company, as well as content from third-party media companies like HBO and Showtime.

The same report mentions that the first partnerships are expected to be closed as early as Friday, but since the talks are still going on, it's impossible to predict what will happen.

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6 Comments

1. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Netflix killer

2. antroid

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I have heavy doubts if they really could compete with Netflix at least not at the beginning but maybe somewhere in the future like with Apple music and Spotify

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao. There isn't anything compelling here especially when Apple is already telling their original content creators to time down the violence etc. They might as well call it the Holy Bible media service

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The only service that could potentially kill Netflix is Hulu, especially now that Disney will be Majority stake holder. Apple's service won't touch either platform. The only reason they'll get subscribers is by forcing it to every Apple Device sold with iOS 13 preinstalled. Then we'll see a Netflix/Hulu vs Apple Video, similar to what we're seeing with Spotify in the EU because Apple will charge additional fees for anyone who tries paying for any video service other than their own

4. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It’s not like Apple Music, with that the music is all the same as others plus it’s easy for them to get stars just on apple, when it comes to tv they got nothing

6. Vancetastic

Posts: 1793; Member since: May 17, 2017

I won’t ever subscribe. Stick to consumer electronics, Apple. You’ve got enough of our money already. (No Apple Music for me either)

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