Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Apple's Netflix-challenging streaming TV service to launch at March 25th event

'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
Charles Bowen | 13 March, 2019, 08:51

Apple is focusing more on its Services business with this event so it is unlikely that we will see the company make any hardware announcements on stage.

It appears as if Apple is boldly bringing Hollywood to its Silicon Valley headquarters, with the event scheduled to occur at its own Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino.

The launch later this month could also touch on Apple's rumoured subscription news service, what's been heralded as the "Netflix for news". Along with services for TV (which is expected to launch later in this year), Apple is also being speculated to come with its Apple News subscription service.

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The event will be live streamed on the 25th of March, and we will be covering it live as per usual. The invite includes a video that shows the Apple logo below the spotlight with a caption "Its show time".

The company previously used "It's show time" tag for an event in September 2006 where it introduced movies on iTunes, along with the first iTV revelation (which would be swapped with Apple TV in 2007). It would be competing directly with the widely popular services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. The invitation included the teaser line: "It's show time", hinting at the news. There's the announcement itself, which will take the iPhone maker into territory dominated by rivals like Netflix and HBO - streaming giants that have been at this for a long time and know better than anyone how hard it is to pick creators and shows that generate buzz, viewership and the prestige that creatives team in any field covet. However, the partnership does not seem to be going smoothly as the report mentions that publishers are not happy with Apple's 50 per cent revenue cut from the service, making them hesitant to finalise the deal.

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