Oprah Winfrey, Apple TV+ Reportedly End Content Deal

By Jessica Lerner 

The multiyear content agreement between Oprah Winfrey and Apple TV+, which was first announced in 2018, has ended, according to several news outlets.

The two parties will still collaborate but on a project-by-project basis.

The announcement comes a few days after the release of Sidney, a documentary from Winfrey and Apple TV+ that focused on the life of Sidney Poitier, per The Hollywood Reporter.


Winfrey and Prince Harry collaborated on the documentary series The Me You Can’t See for Apple TV+. For the streamer, Winfrey also presents The Oprah Conversation and Oprah’s Book Club.

Oprah’s Book Club, which can be found on Apple Books and OprahDaily.com, will be an ongoing collaboration.

Because the 2018 agreement was non-exclusive, Winfrey could keep running the cable network OWN, which is supported by Discovery Communications, according to THR.

Winfrey and the streamer were slated to work together on the documentary On the Record, which focused on a former music producer who accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. But Winfrey abruptly canceled the documentary with minimal notice 15 days before it was due to screen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, THR reports.