Apple is reportedly currently negotiating with the major three U.S. premium cable networks – HBO, Showtime, and Starz – to feature their shows and movies on its platform says Bloomberg.
These potential deals would allow the service to draw new subscribers in with the help of established libraries from content partners as they build out their collection of original series.
The company is expected to reach a deal with all three networks today. Apple’s anticipated subscription video service unveiling is scheduled to take place at an event on March 25th.
The report comes as Apple has handed out a formal series order to the drama “Pachinko” based on Min Jin Lee’s novel says Variety. Soo Hugh (“The Terror,” “The Killing”) will write and executive produce the series which will be told in three languages – Korean, Japanese and English.
The story chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family, beginning with a forbidden romance and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America.
So far, at least eighteen Apple series have been sold or are already in production.