For users of Apple devices will be a lot free.
Apple is in preparation to launch its own streaming TV service, for watching movies, TV series and TV shows in April. Apple device users will be able to view the part available in service of content absolutely free. Also, the service will be available option is a paid subscription that will provide access to all content.
At the time of the launch of the new TV service from Apple will a lot of content. Apple managed to agree on cooperation with providers of digital broadcasting Starz, CBS, Showtime, Viacom and others. These providers own the rights to various content, including movies, TV shows, sports events and TV shows.
Apple has not yet agreed to a partnership with HBO, the company that produces many popular television series including “Game of thrones”. Apple offered HBO is not the most favorable conditions, so the negotiations between the companies are slow. The reason is the money Apple demands a share of 30% of the costs of each client, but HBO insist on a lower rate.
In addition, Apple does not want to reveal any data about their customers. Content providers, on the other hand, want to get some information about users, for example, to send them notifications about new episodes of their favorite series. Because of this the position of Apple in the new TV service, the company may not be some major providers.
It is expected that initially the new TV service will be launched in the United States. Informed sources reported that the Apple is launching the new service in more than 100 countries by the end of 2019. TV service Apple is expected to reach Russia, where the price of a paid subscription will be less than in other countries.