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Apple reportedly 'racing' to get HBO and Showtime on its streaming service

'It's show time': Apple confirms launch event on March 25 Apple confirms 'It's show time' event on 25 March, to likely launch a TV subscription service
Angelica Greene | 14 March, 2019, 07:37

The firm sent out invites on Monday (we're still awaiting ours, natch) summoning press to the so-called "special event" which will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the company's campus. Netflix has in fact remained a conspicuous outsider with most of Apple's content aggregation services over the years; the streaming giant participated in the original Universal Search when the fourth-generation Apple TV was released, but remains the lone holdout from Apple's TV app, its single-sign-on feature, and more recently even removing the ability for users to subscribe from its iOS and tvOS apps.

Apple already offers a pay monthly subscription for its Music service and video could be next. Apple's live stream page gives some clues about the launch event. This certainly means that the company would be launching its much-rumoured subscription services for video and news.

If Netflix and Amazon were not enough for you, Apple is set to join the league of video streaming services.

Manafort faces up to 10 years at second sentencing in 6 days
Mueller III prosecuted him in fruitless pursuit of evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. The political environment since Manafort's indictment has been "very harsh", attorney Kevin Downing told the judge.

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The video service, which is created to rival offerings from Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., will couple Apple-developed or funded TV shows and movies with the ability to subscribe to content from providers like Starz, Bloomberg News reported last month. The shows are expected to cover a variety of genres that include drama, documentary, comedy, kids program, etc. Apple has been closely working with former Sony Pictures executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht for the shows that are expected to be released during late 2019. The company has partnered with several publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, etc. But an iPad with a 10.5-inch screen would probably have a design similar to the 2017 iPad Pros.

We now officially have a date for Apple's March event, with March 25th the big day. Apple has also refreshed its lineup previously during its events held in spring.

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