Oprah signs a multi-year content deal with Apple
Fresh off of the sale of her remaining stake in OWN network to Discovery Channel, Oprah goes digital by inking a multi-year content deal with Apple. While the amount of the deal has not been disclosed, Apple has committed to spending $1Billion on content this year, and partnering with a media powerhouse like Oprah is sure to draw in viewers.
Oprah, who will be creating original content for the company is the latest in a list of big entertainment names who have signed on to create or star in original shows for Apple. Those involved in Apple TV projects include Kristen Wiig, Octavia Spencer, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. A psychological thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan is in the works as well as a drama based on Kevin Durant’s early life, a Steven Spielberg-produced revival of Amazing Stories and a space drama from Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica alum Ronald D. Moore. An adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series is also in development.
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