Apple Signs Oprah Winfrey to Multiyear Program Deal

Oprah Winfrey Enters a Multi Year Partnership with Apple

Apple strikes multi-year original content deal with Oprah

They don't get much bolder-faced than Oprah Winfrey who has entered a multi-year content partnership with Apple. Apple also has an overall deal with veteran showrunner Kerry Ehrin.

"Winfrey's projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple", the company said.

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Apple gave no details of the type of programing that Winfrey would create, the value of the deal, or when it might be released. On Thursday, Amazon announced it had signed a first-look deal with Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films to work on theatrical, TV, and digital content.

Apple has deals with other stars including director Steven Spielberg and actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The former hit talk show host formed her own cable network, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, in 2011 in partnership with Discovery Communications.

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She's also a notable philanthropist, having contributed more than $100 million to provide education to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, and is continually discussed as a potential presidential candidate, though she said that's not for her. Her Harpo Films banner has produced several acclaimed features, most recently Selma, in which she also had a featured role.

Winfrey's other projects include her podcast version of her Emmy-winning Super Soul Sunday series on Apple Podcasts, and executive producing OWN's Queen Sugar and Greenleaf.

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Winfrey's deal with Apple comes as huge streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are vying to lock producers, actors, and showrunners into production contracts.

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