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Apple and Disney set to go head-to-head in streaming wars

Both companies are set to launch their SVoDs in the coming weeks

Apple and Disney are both planning to launch their new subscription video services by November, sparking a fight for subscribers.

Disney Plus has already been confirmed to launch in the Netherlands, Canada and the US on 12th November, with a roll-out in Australia and New Zealand following a week later.

Now Bloomberg reports Apple TV+ will debut “by November” with a global launch set for 150 countries, a much bigger reach than Disney’s plans.

According to the report, Apple will introduce a small selection of shows and then expand its catalogue over several months. The report suggests the SVoD launching with a free trial is likely as Apple builds up its library.

Meanwhile, Apple has allocated $6 billion for original TV and films for the service, reports the FT.