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MULTI PLATINUM SUPERSTAR JUSTIN BIEBER JOINS OPRAH WINFREY FOR FIRST-EVER GLOBAL ‘OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER’ AIRING IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

Global Premiere Launches on Sunday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the United States and Across Discovery Networks International Beginning the Same Night

October 24, 2012

Contact - Chelsea Hettrick
Director, Communications
323.602.5632
Contact - Elizabeth Hillman
SVP, Communications
240.662.2664

Los Angeles and Silver Spring, Maryland - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International announced today global superstar Justin Bieber will be featured in a special episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" airing in more than 100 countries worldwide. The interview first premieres on Sunday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will then air throughout the world on DNI's female flagship channels TLC, Home & Health and Real Time, beginning Sunday, November 25.

Last night, Winfrey attended Bieber's sold-out Believe concert at the All-State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois and got a special backstage look at how one lucky young lady among thousands of "Beliebers" was chosen to go on stage for Bieber's signature "One Less Lonely Girl" performance.

Winfrey and Bieber then sat down today at RL Restaurant in Chicago for a revealing discussion, one of the most in-depth interviews the singer has ever agreed to do. Bieber opens up to Winfrey about his growth as an artist, the pitfalls of fame and living in the spotlight. Later, the two go holiday shopping together at Chicago's Ralph Lauren and Bieber surprises onlookers with an impromptu acoustic performance.

For the first time ever, "Oprah's Next Chapter" is airing to audiences across portions of DNI's footprint around the globe. Beginning on Sunday, November 25, "Oprah's Next Chapter" featuring Bieber will be rolling out to viewers of DNI's female flagship channels, TLC, Home & Health and Real Time, across more than 100 countries including Latin America on TLC, on Monday November 26 in CEEMEA (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) on TLC, and in Asia Pacific on Home & Health as well as a special simulcast across TLC's Southeast Asia feed, and on the 26 and 27 in Western Europe on TLC, Real Time and DMAX.  

Just this week, Bieber became the first music artist to reach three billion views on Youtube through his official page http://www.youtube.com/justinbiebervevo. Bieber's current album BELIEVE (Island Def Jam) exploded to #1 in 30 countries including top markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Brazil. The platinum album's first two singles "Boyfriend" and "As Long As You Love Me" are both multiplatinum. Since its release earlier this year, Bieber's current Believe World Tour sold out in 45 minutes and is the #1 grossing tour in the world according to Billboard magazine as of October 15. "Beauty And A Beat," which features Nicki Minaj recently smashed the VEVO record for most watched music video in 24 hours delivering 10.6 million views. The video is currently at more than 43 million views since its VEVO premiere on Friday, October 12.

High-resolution photos are available at:  

http://press.discovery.com/us/own/programs/oprahs-next-chapter/

About "Oprah's Next Chapter"

"Oprah's Next Chapter" is the primetime series featuring Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. "Oprah's Next Chapter" is produced by Harpo Studios. 

Join the conversation Twitter using #NextChapter.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives.  OWN debuted on January 1, 2011 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 85 million homes.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.  For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.

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About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. Discovery Networks International distributes 27 international brands, reaching over 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 45 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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Media Contacts:

Chelsea Hettrick

Director, Communications

Chelsea_Hettrick@own.tv

323-602-5632

 

Staci R. Collins Jackson

Director, Communications

SRCJackson@harpo.com

312-633-5262

 

Elizabeth Hillman

SVP, International Communications

Elizabeth_Hillman@discovery.com

240-662-2664