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NEW YORK, August 16. /TASS/. American Corporation Apple has put in about $1 billion acquisition and production of original TV content in 2018. This amount is sufficient for 10 filming of the television show, said Wednesday in its electronic version of the newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

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The publication compares this budget with the target costs of the TV channel HBO, owned by Time Warner Corporation as well as Amazon. HBO has spent the last year on these purposes more than twice what Apple and Amazon about the same, but in 2013 . According to the edition, all of this fits into the idea of the Vice-President of Apple eddy cue deployment of stiff competition in the market high quality video, an example of which is the series “Game of thrones” (Game of Thrones), shown on HBO.

Allotted for the purchase of content, the budget will be distributed by the experts of the market of television and film Jamie Erlicht and Zack van Amburg, which the company led by Tim cook has poached from Sony in June. The cost of one episode of the TV series in the US is $2 – $5 million, said the newspaper, and shooting the same series of quality products such as “Game of thrones”, can cost more than $10 million.

Results for the third financial quarter ended 30 June, Apple’s revenue had risen to $to 45.41 billion, which also surpassed forecasts of experts. Last year in the third fiscal quarter, which is traditionally considered the weakest for the company in terms of revenues, revenue was $of 42.36 billion Net profit for the period fixed at $8,72 billion, or us $1.67 per share (last year $7.8 billion, or $1,42 per share).

Founded in 1976, Apple manufactures iPhones, iPads, MacBook laptops, iMac desktop computers, iPod music players, and other equipment. Corporation is one of the largest in the world, its market capitalization exceeds 780 billion.