Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey’s book club series for Apple TV+ takes shape

Oprah Winfrey and Apple have shed light on the structure of the media tycoon’s global book club and series for the forthcoming streamer, first announced in March.  Winfrey – who first launched a book club on her talk show in 1996, transforming obscure titles into global bestsellers – is to interview authors of selected books […]

Apple unveils streaming service with Oprah Winfrey, star-studded line-up

Apple’s long-awaited plans for streaming, years in the making, have been unveiled, and as it turns out, Apple doesn’t fall far from its rivals.  Streaming service Apple TV+ will house the platform’s original content, which includes programming from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, J. J. Abrams, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Apple’s plans […]

‘You get a show!’: Apple signs Oprah to multiyear deal

Apple has signed a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programming on its upcoming streaming service. Apple said in a statement: “Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.” There is currently no detail on how much they brought the influential […]

Discovery ups stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Discovery Communications has paid US$70 million to gain a majority stake in the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which it jointly owns with the celebrity. Discovery has upped its stake from near 45% to 70% in the deal. This will allow the network to consolidate its financial reports with OWN. Oprah Winfrey will remain chief executive […]

Netflix buys Oprah net drama Greenleaf

Netflix has acquired Greenleaf, the drama series that plays on Oprah Winfrey and Discovery cable net OWN in the US. The streaming service has snagged international rights, and will put the series out everywhere except North America, making eps available a day after their debut in the US. The first season of Greenleaf, which is […]

Long-serving OWN co-president exits

North American cable channel OWN is saying goodbye to co-president Sheri Salata (below, left), who is exiting to create a content and brands company. Erik Logan (pictured, below) will become sole president of the Oprah Winfrey-backed network, of which Discovery Communications has co-ownership. Salata is a long-time Winfrey associate, producing The Oprah Winfrey Show after […]

Discovery taking Oprah’s Belief to the world

Discovery Communications will launch the Oprah Winfrey series Belief across its international footprint from the end of this year. Discovery is a joint venture partner in US cable net OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, but has never rolled it out internationally. It has, however, decided to give Belief a wide international push, the first time it […]

Oprah net launches web series Who Am I

Oprah Winfrey and Discovery joint venture channel OWN has launched a new online series Who Am I. The shortform series has started rolling out on YouTube and the OWN website. It was developed in-house by the team behind OWN series Oprah’s Lifeclass after they spent over six months at YouTube Space LA community developing original […]

OWN ‘beginning to turn a profit’

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is “starting to pay down the investment Discovery has made in the venture” having turned cash flow-positive, according to Discovery Communication’s CEO. Discovery has pumped in millions of dollars into the cable channel due stave of a number of teething problems in terms of staff turnaround and ratings but David […]

Lohan gets OWN reality series

Discovery-backed Oprah Winfrey Network has given Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan her own eight-part reality series. The troubled former child star has made headlines over the past few years due to a string of legal problems and reports of drugs and alcohol abuse. OWN founder Oprah Winfrey will interview her about her attempts to rebuild her […]