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The Wall Road Journal: CBS paid over $ 7 million for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah

Conversations don't come cheap when it comes to Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

CBS pays a royalty of between $ 7 million and $ 9 million for the rights to broadcast Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, according to people familiar with the pact.

The two-hour interview is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Sunday on CBS. ET, according to the network's popular news magazine "60 Minutes". Sunday is one of the biggest nights of television viewing.

Under the agreement between CBS and Winfrey's production company Harpo Productions, the network also has the right to license the special in international markets. In the UK, the interview will be broadcast on ITV on Monday. CBS is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc.
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A spokeswoman for the couple said they will not be compensated for the interview.

An expanded version of this report is posted on WSJ.com.

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