In case you missed it, Apple recently took to their website to announce a multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey. The tech giant and media mogul will create original content that will be released as part of a lineup from Apple. “Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” says their official website.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pact includes everything from film, TV, applications, books, and other content that could easily be distributed on Apple’s all-encompassing platform. However, the deal does not include podcasts, as Oprah has her own platform for that. Oprah will continue to serve as the chairman and CEO of the Discovery Communications-backed cable network, OWN. In December, Discovery reportedly paid Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo, Inc. $70 million to acquire an additional 24.5% stake in OWN, the companies’ joint venture.
Although Apple has shared no additional details regarding the deal, it has been said that Oprah’s Harpo Films will own any and all content produced under the Apple partnership.