Apple is set to hold an event in Cupertino on March 25, where the premium smartphone maker is likely to announce its own subscription video programming service and a new premium magazine subscription plan. The company’s invitation says ‘It’s Show Time’, which makes it very clear what Apple will reveal. So what should we expect from Apple on March 25? This is what we know.
What will be Apple’s main announcements at this event on March 25?
In its invitation, Apple did not specify the focus of the event and gave a one-line description: “It’s presentation time,” suggesting a long-awaited streaming service. It is also likely to announce an update to its Apple News service, which was previously reported.
What will Apple’s video streaming service offer?
The video programming service is expected to be similar to that offered by Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. It will include those TV shows and movies, which are purchased or financed by Apple. The company is working to include several Apple originals in its service.
What will Apple offer with its news service?
Since 2015, Apple has provided its Apple News app on iPhones and iPads in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Apple News is also likely to be out in Canada soon with bilingual support for English and French. The product has so far been limited to these countries. Apple also recently brought its News app to the Mac on macOS Mojave.
Last month, The Wall Street Journal He reported that Apple is planning a revamped Apple News application that will have a bundle of different media subscriptions in a single monthly plan. The new Apple News product is likely to be based on Texture, the app called ‘Netflix for magazines’ that Apple bought in 2018.
A few publishers have resisted Apple’s revenue sharing terms, so some media outlets might not be a part of it at launch, according to the report.
What shows have been confirmed for Apple’s streaming service?
Planet of apps
It is an American television reality show broadcast on Apple Music. The show features celebrity judges – Will.i.am, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and Gary Vaynerchuk – who sit down and review releases from mobile app developers. Participants will try to earn money in the form of virtual currencies.
This show is the first original television show produced by Apple. However, the show did not gain much popularity. It has only had one season that premiered on June 6, 2017. There were 10 episodes in the first season.
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
It is an American web series that initially premiered on Apple Music on August 9, 2017. Based on the popular recurring segment, Car sharing Karaoke, since The last late show with James Corden, the series brings various celebrities together as they drive together and sing along to popular music. So far, there have been two seasons of the show.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and other iconic Peanuts cartoons
According to a report by The hollywood reporterApple completed an agreement with DHX Media to create series, specials and shorts featuring iconic Charles M Schulz characters, such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang. DHX, the Canadian-based children’s programming giant that acquired a stake in the Peanuts franchise in 2017, will produce all projects.
Brie Larson starred in the CIA drama series
Brie Larson of Captain Marvel fame has been signed by Apple to star in and produce a new drama series, Variety Reported last week. The untitled series will be based on the real-life experiences of undercover CIA agent Amaryllis Fox and his upcoming memoirs. Life Undercover: Coming of Age at the CIA.
Terry Gilliam’s time adventure comedy Time Bandits may make its way to the small screen in two television series. According to a Variety In the report, Taika Waititi is slated to direct Apple’s adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 fantasy film, which is currently in development.
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Apple’s adaptation of the film will be co-produced by Paramount, Anonymous Content and Media Rights Capital. Waititi will direct and co-write the plot, in addition to executive producing alongside Gilliam and producer Dan Halsted.
Apple has also picked up Isaac Asimov’s acclaimed science fiction work, The Triology Foundation for an original show as well. According to a previous report by Deadline, that Apple had the rights to create the television series for the Foundation. The project is being developed by Skydance Television for Apple’s streaming service. It is reported that there will be 10 episodes in the series.