Apple has secured the streaming rights to Carpool Karaoke, a popular segment from the Late Late Show with James Corden that's being spun out into its own series. The show will stream first exclusively for subscribers to Apple Music.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
New installments of the 16-episode series will stream weekly on Apple Music, the $10-a-month streaming music service that Apple launched last year. A premiere date has yet to be announced, but it is expected to be soon.
Apple's Eddy Cue had this to say about the purchase:
"We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages," said Eddy Cue, who oversees internet software and services including Apple Music for the tech giant. "It's a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride."
The segment has proven quite popular, and features James Corden driving around in a car with famous musical artists or other interesting guests. Guests to date have included Elton John, Adele, and First Lady Michelle Obama.