Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oprah Winfrey coming to you...en Español

The Oprah Winfrey Show is becoming bilingual. Chicago-based Harpo Productions says the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will be made available in Spanish in major Hispanic television markets through Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) and through Spanish closed-captioning starting Monday, October 20, 2008.

The top six U.S. Hispanic TV markets -- Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Chicago -- will be the first to offer the Spanish language "Oprah" program to their viewers. Additional U.S. cities are expected to rollout during the 2008-2009 season.

"We are delighted to be providing the Spanish-language community with an opportunity to become part of the 'Oprah' show viewing family," said Harpo Productions, Inc. President Tim Bennett. "We'll be able to reach this audience more directly with programming that is relevant, informative and entertaining."

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" is now in its 22nd season. It's syndicated to 214 domestic stations and 139 countries.

To access the SAP instructions or to inform Hispanic viewers how easy it is to view "Oprah" in Spanish, please log on to Oprah en Español.