Apple TV+ to produce ‘dozens’ of shows across 20 US states

Apple has unveiled plans to ramp up its original productions across the US, following a giant $430bn investment strategy unveiled by the tech giant.

The move will see “dozens of Apple TV+ productions across 20 states,” the company said in a statement, adding that the investment would also create “thousands of jobs” and “support the creative industry.”

There was little further detail on the types of shows being produced as part of the investment, but Apple has been expanding its streaming service recently, including pushing into unscripted and most recently hiring former Lifetime exec Colleen Grogan and Spotify alum Erika Clarke to its team.

Apple TV+ also recently ordered docuseries The Jet, which joined a growing slate of factual shows including Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little BlurryFireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds and Boy State.

The company-wide investment plans come off the back of a 2018 announcement in which Apple said it would spend $350bn in the US over the coming years. The new spend will create 20,000 new jobs, Apple added.

The $430bn spending plan will also see Apple investing in 5G technology, silicon engineerings and green energy initiatives.

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