Apple planning international launch of Netflix competitor

Apple is planning to launch a subscription video streaming service in 100 countries after an initial launch in the United States, The Information reported.

Citing three sources familiar with the matter, the report stated that Apple aims to launch its online TV service in the US in the first half of 2019.

It then wants to launch the service around the world in the following months.

The sources also said that Apple’s service will be structured similarly to Amazon Prime Video. It will offer its own original content, and license a selection of content to offer globally. In select markets, it will also offer subscriptions to the online services of TV networks.

Amazon Channels currently offers subscriptions to networks like Showtime and HBO in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan.

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Apple planning international launch of Netflix competitor