Apple has reportedly informed studios and networks whose programming will be available in its streaming service to prepare for a mid-April launch.
As reported byThe Information, three sources state Apple has informed studios and networks involved “to be ready for launch by mid-April.”
Apple has inked deals with several production companies to create unique content, featuring Oprah Winfrey, a thriller series with M. Night Shyamalan, a drama series with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and an anthology series with Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller.
No information has been released regarding the cost of the service to subscribers or about how it will be rolled out to customers.
Previously, The Information reported that the service would launch initially in the US alone and global markets thereafter.
Disney is also expected to reveal its streaming service Disney+ to investors on April 11th, according to a report in Bloomberg, launching later in the year to customers.
It appears by the end of 2019, consumers will be spoiled for choice of streaming networks with Disney and Apple joining Netflix, Amazon Prime, and local streaming outlets like Stan, in the rapidly saturating market.
Exact availablity for Australian consumers is yet to be confirmed.