SOURCE: YouTube

November 02, 2007 10:46 ET

"Oprah" Comes to YouTube

Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Look at Special Moments and Guests of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

YouTube's Greatest Hits to Air on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Tuesday, November 6

SAN BRUNO, CA and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - YouTube and Harpo Productions, Inc. today announced the debut of the Oprah channel on YouTube. Offering exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from the "Oprah cam," Harpo Studios' green room, backstage highlights, and special guest moments -- the Oprah channel on YouTube will bring unique perspectives to this ever-expanding international online community.

To see Oprah's message to YouTube visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVssEHODO5M.

"We are excited to be working with YouTube to provide another platform for people online to communicate with us and share in some of the one-of-a-kind experiences that occur behind-the-scenes at 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,'" said Tim Bennett, president of Harpo Productions.

"The Oprah channel on YouTube offers our community an opportunity to get more access to one of their favorite television personalities and a look at what it takes to produce the number one daytime television talk show," said Jordan Hoffner, head of business development at YouTube. "We are delighted that Oprah's channel will open up the dialogue with a new audience, allowing people around the world to communicate their stories, demonstrate their creativity, express their thoughts, and participate in the process."

On Tuesday, November 6, YouTube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The episode also will showcase many of the YouTube "stars" discovered by the community as well as personal updates about their newfound fame. (Check local listings for details.)

Oprah also will be a guest editor for the YouTube community and a few of her favorite videos will be featured on the homepage starting Monday, November 5 through Tuesday, November 6. The Oprah channel can be found at www.youtube.com/oprah. Additional content will be featured on www.oprah.com.

About The Oprah Winfrey Show/Harpo Productions

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has remained the number one talk show for 21 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.* It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 212 domestic markets by King World and to 134 countries by CBS Paramount International Television.

Source: *Nielsen Cassandra Ranking Report - Nov'86 to July '99 and Wrap Sweeps, Nov '99 to July '07. Primary Telecasts Only.

About YouTube

YouTube is the world's largest online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is based in San Bruno, CA and is a subsidiary of Google, Inc.