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Apple to launch TV subscription service in over 100 countries

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Apple will launch its inaugural TV subscription service in more than 100 countries, The Information reports.

The details: Apple has been working to become a front-runner in streaming services to compete with Netflix and Amazon, and plans to launch its streaming service in the U.S. in the first half of next year. The company set a $1 billion budget for 2018 content acquisitions for original content, per The Information, and has signed deals with Oprah Winfrey and Sesame Workshop.

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