London, 25th July 2012: Global talk show sensation, The Dr. Oz Show, will soon prescribe health and lifestyle advice to UK audiences for the first time following a deal that sees Discovery Networks UK license the series from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Discovery will broadcast the series on its lifestyle channel Discovery Home and Health.
The Dr. Oz Show is a fast-moving, US talk show hosted by trusted health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. With high levels of audience participation, each show serves up daily challenges and plans for viewers through a variety of interactive show segments. The series covers topics as diverse as disease prevention, beauty secrets, weight loss, sex and healthy eating.
Announcing the deal, SPT senior vice president, distribution, UK, Ireland and Africa, Kylie Munnich, said: "The Dr. Oz Show strikes a chord with millions around the globe, tapping into the natural curiosity that so many cultures have about the secrets to living the happiest, healthiest lives they can. We're thrilled that UK audiences will now join this international phenomenon as Discovery becomes its home here."
The Dr. Oz Show, now approaching its fourth season, first launched in the United States in September 2009 and has won multiple awards including four Emmys ®. In the U.S., the series is syndicated in over 200 national markets while internationally it is seen in 118 countries. The show is co-produced by Harpo Studios and SPT.
The Dr. Oz Show is also licensed as a format by SPT's international production and format sales businesses. Local versions have been produced in territories such as China, Russia, India, Brazil, France, Armenia, Chile, Colombia and the Middle East.