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THE DR. OZ SHOW SET FOR UK DEBUT


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.




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Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.