Apple is set to launch its TV service sometime in the first half of next year. The company has invested a ton into its new original TV shows for the service, which will go along with classic TV channels that you can subscribe to through the service.
A new report from The Information claims that Apple will make its service global. Most of the company’s hardware is available worldwide, and it makes sense for the TV service to be as global as possible. Keep in mind, licensing is quite a difficult and lengthy process based on different regions, so this is kind of a big deal.
The Information claims that Apple will initially launch the device in the United States in the first half of 2019, followed by a gradual global rollout. The service will be available in more than 100 countries, according to the report.
Although Apple’s own original content will be available worldwide, it’s possible all the TV channel subscriptions will still vary depending on your region because of the same licensing issues mentioned earlier. Still, Apple is expected to offer its TV streaming service for free to Apple device owners, and that could make things really interesting.
Apple’s big entry into the scene is still quite far away, and we will likely get to know more about the product as we slowly get into 2019. It was only reported today that Apple signed Steve Carell as the male lead for its morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, so the company isn’t playing around here with all these big names.