Prince Harry’s ITV interview secured by Paramount+ for Canada

‘Harry: The Interview’ will stream starting Jan. 10 just as the Duke of Sussex’s memoir ‘Spare’ is released on Tuesday.

The exclusive Canadian rights to Harry: The Interview, Prince Harry’s interview with ITV from his home in Los Angeles, have been acquired by Paramount+.

The conversation between the Duke of Sussex and journalist and ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby aired on Sunday night in the United Kingdom. The 90-minute program, produced by ITN Productions, will premiere on Paramount+ in Canada on Tuesday, the same day that Penguin Random House releases Prince Harry’s autobiography Spare.

The Canadian TV pick-up by Paramount+ is notable because huge event content has historically been bought by a local broadcaster. As traditional TV broadcasters confront declining viewership, US-based streamers such as Netflix and Disney+ have increased their TV market share in Canada in recent years.

Prince Harry in his ITV interview
Prince Harry in his ITV interview

Spare, which was unintentionally released in Spain, has been followed by a series of interviews with Prince Harry in which he discusses his relationship with the British royal family, notably his brother Prince William, and learning of his mother Princess Diana’s death in 1997. Among those conversations was an appearance on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper to discuss his widely anticipated memoir. Harry also appeared with Michael Strahan on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday.

Since their departure from the UK’s royal family, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have encountered both criticism and adulation. More recently, the couple denied that participating in the six-part Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan contradicted their desire to step back from public life and preserve their privacy.

“Tom Bradby’s interview with Prince Harry will be a program that everyone with an informed opinion on the monarchy should want to watch,” Michael Jermey, ITV director of news and current affairs, said in a statement.