Apple Teams Up With Oprah Winfrey to Create New TV Shows

Apple has formed a multi-year production partnership with Oprah Winfrey to create shows for a new video subscription service that is in the works, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Apple and Winfrey did not share details on the kind of content that she plans to create, but in a statement, Apple said it would team up with Winfrey to "create original programs."

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Apple today announced a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN.

Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.

Winfrey's projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.

Apple has signed deals for dozens of original television shows, ranging from ranging from science fiction series "Amazing Stories" to podcast-based drama series "Are You Sleeping" to cartoon series "Central Park." A full list of Apple's TV shows can be found in our Apple TV roundup.

The first of Apple's television shows may debut as early as 2019 and while Apple has not clarified how the shows will be distributed, today's report from The Wall Street Journal suggests Apple is working on a streaming video service to deliver its content.

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nfl46 Avatar
79 months ago
Just buy Netflix...
Please, no! Netflix is doing just fine as they are. I love Apple, but they need to stay away from Netflix and Spotify. I don't want Apple ruining those two great services.
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imom Avatar
79 months ago
Apple seems determined to produce awful content. Train wreck in progress.
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fel10 Avatar
79 months ago
Most overrated woman in the show biz
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Andres Cantu Avatar
79 months ago
You get an iPhone, and you get an iPhone, and you get an iPhone! :D
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79 months ago
Gawd, and the Mac business is getting further away....
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rynx9 Avatar
79 months ago
Isn’t OWN at the bottom of the ratings already? She’s popular, sure, but her network isn’t.
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