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Apple announces streaming service

Apple has announced that it will be entering the streaming market with a new service, called AppleTV+, which will feature the Hollywood elite across a line-up of new original TV shows. The streaming services will be launched in UAE and add to the fierce competition in the streaming segment.

According to reports, Apple TV+ and Apple TV Channels will both be available this fall in over 100 countries within the new Apple TV app, which will be launched in May as an iOS update. Apple’s Worldwide Video Division currently has 12 projects in the works and a staff of 40 individuals. The shows include adult dramas, children’s TV, Latin America and European programming.

Apple says it has signed up Hollywood favorites for its new channel, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, JJ Abrams, Jason Momoa, M Night Shyamalan, Jon M Chu and more. Details about when the new shows will launch are not available, but the company is reportedly sticking to a “family-friendly” approach when it comes to content.