Apple Announces Special Event for March 25, Likely to Announce New Video Streaming Service

Apple announced today that they will be holding a special event on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Much speculation is that the event will announce a news subscription service, as well as their highly-anticipated TV and Film streaming service.

According to earlier reports, Apple plans to roll-out their streaming service in the U.S. by mid-April, then expand to 100 other countries within a few months.

They plan to mix original programming, third party services, and the ability to subscribe to other services through Apple like HBO and Showtime — similar to Amazon Channels.

Just last week, Brie Larson, the star of Captain Marvel, signed on to star in a CIA drama for Apple’s upcoming streaming service. The show, which is a straight-to-series order, joins other shows coming to Apple’s streaming service with big stars. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will star in a TV Drama about the rivalry of morning TV shows. Another Marvel star, Chris Evans, will be the lead role in Defending Jacob, which tells story of a father dealing with the accusation that his 14-year-old son is a murderer.

The company has also partnered with A24 who produced films like Lady Bird and Moonlight to make films for the service and announced a multi-year deal for original shows from Oprah. They have quietly acquired programming including a J.J. Abrams limited series starring Jennifer Garner, Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, a futuristic drama from Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, and thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan.