CBS paid a HUGE amount for the rights to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's intimate interview with Oprah Winfrey

Updated on Mar 07, 2021 07:32 PM IST  |  470.2K
   
CBS paid a HUGE amount for the rights to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's intimate interview with Oprah Winfrey
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In spite of stepping back from their royal duties and moving from the UK to Los Angeles, Califonia, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue to make headlines. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be talking in detail about their side of the controversial royal story in an intimate interview with Oprah Winfrey. We're a stone throw away from Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special airing in the US as soon as this weekend.

An interesting update about the highly-awaited interview is that according to The Wall Street Journal via Just Jared, CBS paid a staggering license fee of between USD 7 million and USD 9 million to air Oprah's no holds barred conversation with Meghan and Harry. Moreover, Meghan and Harry's reps further confirmed that The Duke and Duchess didn't receive any compensation for participating in the interview. Hence, CBS' dough is going to Oprah's production company Harpo Productions. CBS was also given the rights to license the interview in international markets as the special will air on ITV in the UK. According to TheWrap, ITV paid USD 1.4 million to air the interview.

That's not all! According to ad buyers, 30-second commercial breaks are being sold for USD 325,000 by CBS given that millions and millions of viewers are guaranteed to tune in for what is going to be a huge television event.

What controversial topic are you intrigued to know more about by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey? Share your picks with Pinkvilla in the comments section below.

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Meanwhile, Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Specialwhich is going to be a two-hour television event, airs in the US on March 7 at 8/7c.

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Comments
Anonymous : Who could have imagined that a Hollywood celebrity and a Multi Millionaire Prince complaining to a billionaire Oprah about how hard their life is would have caused such of an uproar.
REPLY 0 6 months ago
Anonymous : Meghan truth is not THE truth. Forever victim Meghan Markle’s truth is highly subjective and can be manipulated to serve her own personal agenda and interests. Liar liar pants on fire ! I don't believe a word of this lying, manipulative, narcissistic couple. You guys are adults, go fend for yourselves if you don't like to work for the money given by RF. And for god's sake quit whining, nobody cares. People during these trying times have gone through much worse.
REPLY 0 6 months ago
Anonymous : Harry's mother left him 30 million dollars estate. Harry has never paid for any of his expenses till 2020. Prince Charles also gave him loads of money. Harry and Meghan have netfix deal for $100 million dollars. Meghan was drawing $500.000 per year from her show. Oprah has made them a brand name and Harry and Meghan have opened lot of business which will have cash flow of money. They are complaining they cannot make a living. While they are making easy money by coming on TV and saying BS about their family. Oprah is making them famous by doing biased interview it is only one sided story. You cannot fool all the people all the time.
REPLY 0 6 months ago
Anonymous : What is the point of paying such a huge amount for such a low-class circus? This circus has no worth than YouTuber.
REPLY 4 6 months ago
Anonymous : Half of it went to this fraudster couple I bet!
REPLY 8 6 months ago
Anonymous : anything for making money
REPLY 8 6 months ago
Anonymous : Folks--- the bottom line is MONEY, MONEY more money. she needs more and making it. Her current life style is quite different from Suits days. Best marketing tacktics. bash royals PV post
REPLY 8 6 months ago
REPLY 2 6 months ago
Anonymous : It's all about money at the end of the day
REPLY 8 6 months ago