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Apple Goes to Hollywood. Will Its Story Have a Happy Ending?

Coming soon: Apple will reportedly launch a streaming service in March 2019 and is currently developing 12+ original shows.

Apple appears to be making bigger moves into original content with a budget surpassing the original $1B.

Peak TV? The numbers of original scripted shows was projected to surpass 500 in 2018 prior to this announcement.

Original scripted shows by year (% change YoY):
1) 2009–210
2) 2010–216 (↑ 3%)
3) 2011–266 (↑ 23%)
4) 2012–288 (↑ 8%)
5) 2013–349 (↑ 21%)
6) 2014–389 (↑ 12%)
7) 2015–422 (↑ 9%)
8) 2016–455 (↑ 8%)
9) 2017–487 (↑ 7%)
10) 2018P — 500+ (↑ 3%+)

Flashback: Why Can’t Apple Figure Out Television?

PSA: Apple has $285B+ in cash!

More: Apple reportedly launching video service around March 2019

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