Discovery Home & Health Acquires UK Rights To ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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Discovery Networks UK has closed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to acquire the UK broadcast rights to US daytime talk show The Dr. Oz Show for its Discovery Home & Health channel.

The syndicated talk show is 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. Co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Productions, The Dr. Oz Show is syndicated in over 200 national markets in the US, while internationally it is seen in over 100 countries.

Speaking of the deal, Kylie Munnich, Sony Pictures Television’s Senior Vice-President of Distribution for the UK, Ireland and Africa, 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.”