Apple reveals TV+ with star power, few details

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(From left) Apple chief executive Tim Cook, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and film-maker Steven Spielberg after the launch event in Cupertino, California, on Monday. Actors Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard at the Apple TV+ launch. Hollywood stars (from left
Actors Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard at the Apple TV+ launch. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
(From left) Apple chief executive Tim Cook, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and film-maker Steven Spielberg after the launch event in Cupertino, California, on Monday. Actors Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard at the Apple TV+ launch. Hollywood stars (from left
(From left) Apple chief executive Tim Cook, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and film-maker Steven Spielberg after the launch event in Cupertino, California, on Monday. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
(From left) Apple chief executive Tim Cook, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and film-maker Steven Spielberg after the launch event in Cupertino, California, on Monday. Actors Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard at the Apple TV+ launch. Hollywood stars (from left
Hollywood stars (from left) Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speaking at the event. PHOTO: REUTERS

CUPERTINO (California) • Apple unveiled a new video streaming service on Monday with a parade of celebrities rarely seen on a stage outside of Hollywood's awards season, with heavyweight directors such as Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams and stars such as Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Aniston.

Oprah Winfrey even served as the closer for the nearly two-hour event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on Apple's campus.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline 'Apple reveals TV+ with star power, few details'. Subscribe