CBS paid millions for Meghan-Harry interview: Report
The widely anticipated 90-minute interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the US TV host Oprah Winfrey began airing on CBS in the US on Sunday at 8 pm. According to the reports, the interview cost several million dollars to the American broadcasting network.
According to a report in People magazine, the American network paid Winfrey's company - called Harpo Productions - a licensing fee between USD 7-9 million. This amount also included the rights to license the special interview abroad as well.
The report also suggests that Meghan and Harry were not paid to be a part of the interview, previews of which have already generated a lot of buzz in the media. It is scheduled to air in the US on CBS this Sunday evening, and it would be aired in the UK the coming Monday on ITV.
The two-hour pre-recorded interview began airing on the network in the US on Sunday. It will be broadcast in the UK on Monday night on ITV.
(With Inputs from IANS)