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Oprah Winfrey and Apple announce multi-year content deal

FILE – In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “A Wrinkle In Time’ in London. Apple said Friday, June 15, 2018, has reached a multi-year deal with Winfrey to create original programs for streaming service. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

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Apple says that the reach of a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for streaming service.

Apple said Friday that the programs will be released worldwide as part of a line-up of original content.

Apple has yet to launch its service, which the main competitors are Amazon and Netflix.

Winfrey founded and is the head of the OWN channel on as chairman and CEO. She has recently extended her contract with the PRIVATE, by 2025.

An OWN spokeswoman said Winfrey has an exclusive on-camera deal with their OWN, but can be elsewhere on a limited basis.

Winfrey ‘ s content for Apple will be exclusively for the streaming service, the representative said.

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