ITV has fought off competition from the likes of Sky and Discovery to land the rights to what promises to be an explosive interview, in which Winfrey makes clear that there is no subject “off-limits.”
The ITV deal is reportedly worth around £1 million ($1.4M), with the MailOnline first reporting on February 22 that the broadcaster was the frontrunner to land the interview. Variety first reported on Sky and Discovery’s interest.
ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is repping global sales for the special, which broadcasts on CBS at 8Pm Sunday, March 7. It is titled: Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special. ITV will air the special at 9Pm on Monday, March 8.
Kevin Lygo, ITV managing director of media and entertainment, said: