'Dr. Oz' racks up overseas deals

Talk show licensed to 80-odd foreign territories

Syndie talker "The Dr. Oz Show" has racked up licensing deals in 80-odd foreign territories including Korea, Hungary, Latin America, the Middle East, New Zealand, Romania, Russia and Turkey. The show's format also has been licensed to MBC in the Middle East and to Rossiya in Russia.

The latest tranche of deals was unveiled Tuesday by Keith Le Goy, president of international distribution at Sony Pictures TV; Ed Louwerse, managing director of SPT subsidiary 2waytraffic; and Harpo Prods. presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan.

No details about the license fees were made available.

"Dr. Oz's broad appeal is demonstrated by the range of territories that have embraced the show," Le Goy said. "His ability to develop strong connections with viewers makes the show an attractive property for our international broadcasters."

The talker is co-produced by Harpo Prods. and SPT and distributed in the U.S. and internationally by SPT. The format is licensed abroad by SPT's 2waytraffic and is part of the company's nonscripted formats slate for April's MIPTV market in Cannes.
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