Oprah Signs Major Content Deal With Apple

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

As reported in CNN, Oprah Winfrey has signed a new multi-year content deal with Apple for new original programs.

The company said in a statement Friday, “Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.”

The company left out, however, if the media mogul will be starring in any of these projects. Apple said the deal will not affect Winfrey’s contract with OWN, the television network she launched in 2011. Winfrey recently extended her contract there through 2025.

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Winfrey is the newest name among the list of people Apple has made deals with to produce content in the last year including Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Octavia Spencer, and Kevin Durant.

The deal comes as Apple increases their original content portfolio to prepare to go head to head with other streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon.

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Netflix recently closed a deal with the former President and First Lady to produce original content for the site as well. Among their list of big names, they also have deals with stars David Letterman, Michelle Wolf, and Jane Fonda.



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