Who doesn’t love Oprah? Well it appears Apple is a big fan too as they’ve just announced a multi-year content partnership with the media mogul.
The 64 heard old, who was recently honored with a historical exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is lined up to produce programmes for the tech company’s upcoming video-streaming service.
While Apple didn’t provide any specific details as to what sort of projects Oprah would be involved, it seems there will be more than.
Apple shared the news of its deal with Winfrey in a brief statement on its website, which read:
“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.
In an industry where a content war is raging, this is a high-profile win for Apple who have been furiously creating a killer lineup with an array of well known names in recent months.
Including in their upcoming broadcast schedule is a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, a Reese Witherspoon- and Jennifer Aniston-starring series set in the world of morning TV, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation books, a thriller starring Octavia Spencer, a Kristen Wiig-led comedy, a Kevin Durant-inspired scripted basketball show, a series from “La La Land’s” director and several other shows.
While Apple didn’t say if Winfrey will star or guest in any of the programs themselves CNN is reporting that Winfrey “is expected to have an on-screen role as a host and interviewer.”