Discovery Int’l to Launch Oprah’s ‘Belief’

Series Depicts Spiritual Journeys Through Eyes of Believers
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Discovery Networks International will begin airing OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network series Belief in December in  more than 220 countries and territories on  its factual and lifestyle networks worldwide.

Narrated by Winfrey, Belief is an original documentary series that depicts spiritual journeys through the eyes of believers.

Belief depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

“For the past three years, my team and I have been working to find the most compelling and thoughtful stories of faith, love and devotion from around the world,” Winfrey said in a statement. “This has been my heart’s work, to be able to share stories like these that reflect our world and explore humankind’s ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves. My intention was that the series would speak to people around the world, and I am thrilled the series can now be seen by millions of viewers worldwide.”

The international Belief rollout is designed to maximize its impact at relevant times around the globe:

  • Asia Pacific (December-January)
  • Northern Europe (December)
  • Southern Europe (December)
  • Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (January)
  • Latin America (March)

 “Belief is a moving, powerful and lyrical series with themes that are iconic, universal and important, and I’m excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the Oprah Winfrey Network to air the program worldwide,” said Discover Networks International president of global content Marjorie Kaplan in a statement. “This is a unique opportunity to showcase Oprah-curated content on an international scale and for viewers globally to come together and create vibrant dialogues in their communities.”

Belief is co-produced by Harpo Studios and part2 pictures. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Sheri Salata, Jon Sinclair, David Shadrack Smith, Greg Henry and Kim Woodard. For a sneak peek at the show, click here.

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