CHICAGO, IL—Oprah Winfrey's devoted fans will be able to connect with her whenever and wherever they want with the launch of Oprah Mobile from Hands-On Mobile, Inc., the world's leading publisher and developer of connected applications. Oprah Mobile offers a single entry point, allowing users to interact with Oprah.com through one simple application. Oprah Mobile is available for download and purchase now for iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre and Google Android.
"With a presence that spans television, print, film and radio, we are delighted that we can now offer a mobile digital experience that will allow millions of Oprah fans to engage and connect in a new way," said Erik Logan, president of Harpo Studios.
"Being given the opportunity to take part of the Oprah universe to mobile is a great honor," said Scott Scherer, vice president and general manager of mobile applications at Hands-On Mobile. "We've worked closely with the Harpo team to create an app that will serve as a one-stop-shop for Oprah's digital audience to access and share great online content."
Key features of Oprah Mobile include video clips and previews from The Oprah Winfrey Show. Fans also can instantly find out what time and channel the show is playing in their current location anywhere within the United States, participate in exclusive weekly polls, listen to audio clips, read articles and view photo galleries and highlights from Oprah.com, O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah Radio, and keep up with Oprah's tweets. Plus, for the first time, fans of The Oprah Winfrey Show now can be alerted to log on to Oprah.com when show tickets become available for the 25th and final season.
For more information on how to download and purchase Oprah Mobile for smart phone devices, visit Oprah.com/mobile. All fans can view highlights of Oprah Mobile at m.oprah.com.
Harpo Studios is the home of Harpo Productions, Inc. the most successful production company in daytime talk, producing the number one, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show and syndication's latest success, The Dr. Oz Show, as well as having developed Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray. In September 2010, Harpo Productions will launch The Nate Berkus Show. Harpo Productions creates and develops original TV programming for primetime, syndication and cable television and operates Oprah.com, a premier lifestyle website. ZoCo Productions, LLC, an affiliate of Harpo Productions, Inc., and Sony Pictures Television co-produce The Dr. Oz Show. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication. Harpo Films produces feature films and, through an exclusive deal with HBO, scripted television programming. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on Sirius XM Radio. A joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform company, will debut on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.
About Hands-On Mobile
Hands-On Mobile, Inc. is a premier mobile technology company as well as an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile entertainment. Its portfolio consists of the critically acclaimed Guitar Hero® Mobile and WPT® Texas Hold 'Em games and the universally popular Astrology Zone® Premier and NFL™ Mobile Live applications. Hands-On offers global distribution of the world's best entertainment brands and content from partners including Activision, Billboard, CBS, NBA, NBC Universal, and World Poker Tour. Utilizing its proprietary mobile development platform, Hands-On is a leader in providing complete mobile application solutions to companies worldwide. Established in 2001, Hands-On Mobile is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.HandsOn.com.
Published on April 23, 2010