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Oprah Winfrey, Apple TV+ end multi-year content deal

Oprah Winfrey and Apple TV+ are about to end their multi-year content agreement, which was announced at in , sources have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sources Winfrey and Apple TV+ will continue to work together, but on a project-by-project basis.

News came a few days after the documentary premiered1235225469Sidney , a collaboration between Winfrey and Apple TV+, focused on the life of Sidney Poitier. Reginald Hudlin directed the doc, which debuted on the streaming service on Friday.

In addition, the two will continue to work together on the Oprah Book Club , which is available at Found on Apple Books and

However, two of Winfrey’s most recent high-profile shows – her exclusive interviews with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Adele – were in Columbia broadcast by the broadcaster.

When the deal was signed 2018, sources told THR This agreement covers movies, TV, apps, books, and other content that can be easily distributed on Apple’s all-encompassing platform. The deal, which is also non-exclusive, allows Winfrey to remain head of OWN, the cable network supported by Discovery Communications.

Winfrey is said to have landed on Apple amid fierce competition, and other tech giants, possibly including Netflix and Amazon, are also pursuing deals with Winfrey.

Sources tell THR that Apple is aggressively pursuing Winfrey as part of a larger effort to expand its audience part. At the time, Apple wanted to show Hollywood that they were serious about the content business and were looking for great people to work with.

Apple has since won two consecutive Emmys for Best Comedy Series (for Ted Russo ), does not merely solidify its intent with the industry.

As for Winfrey’s deal with Apple, it also made a documentary series You Can’t See Me, A collaboration with Prince Harry, focused on mental health, and Oprah Conversations, a series of discussions with newsmakers.

Puck News was the first to report that Winfrey and Apple TV+ were closing their deal.



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