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About Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is a future U.S. specialty channel, set to be launched on January 1, 2011, owned by Discovery Communications. The network will replace the Discovery Health Channel on cable and satellite feeds due to low viewer ratings. Oprah Winfrey will be the chairwoman of the channel and head of editorial control. Timothy Kuryak and Jill Dickerson became Vice Presidents of Programming. Liz Dolan was named Chief Marketing Officer on January 5, 2009. Former MTV President Christina Norman was hired as Chief Executive Officer on January 29, 2009.

In August 09, it is reported she is coming across problems for the launch of her TV channel OWN.

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The President of the United Nations General Assembly and the People+Planet Project Welcome Oprah Winfrey to UN Headquarters for Special Screening of "Belief"
The President of the United Nations General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, in collaboration with the People+Planet Project (P+PP) will welcome Oprah Winfrey to UN Headquarters for a special early screening of Winfrey's new docu-series "Belief" on October 15.

Corus Entertainment Greenlights "ReBoot: The Guardian Code" From Rainmaker Entertainment's Mainframe Television Division
VANCOUVER, BC and BANFF, AB--(Marketwired - June 08, 2015) - Corus Entertainment has given the greenlight to Mainframe Entertainment -- the television division of the multifaceted Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment (TSX VENTURE: RNK) -- to produce 26 half-hour episodes of a reimagined version of the classic and first-of-its-kind CG-animated television series ReBoot

clypd Partners With Discovery Communications to Offer Advertisers Data-Driven Campaign Decisioning via an Automated Platform
clypd, the industry's leading sell-side technology provider, today announced a partnership with Discovery Communications, the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, to launch a new TV sales solution, enhancing its service model for advertisers and agencies.

Discovery Channel to Complete 20 Years in India on Aug 15th
Business Wire IndiaDiscovery Channel will celebrate the completion of its 20 years in India with a special line-up of its most iconic programmes on August 15 and 16, from 8 AM to 6 PM

The Amado: Fall in Love With Palm Springs' Newest Boutique Accommodation and Creative Space
The Amado, Palm Spring's newest boutique accommodation, is thrilled to open its doors. Designed with the contemporary traveler in mind, this classic mid-century modern gem has been thoughtfully restored to respect its original architectural lines, while integrating all the modern details and amenities even the most discerning traveler will enjoy.

T3Media, Inc. and Discovery Communications Announce Expanded Short-Form Footage Licensing Deal
T3Media, Inc. (formerly Thought Equity Motion), a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, announced today an expanded agreement with Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company, to operate DiscoveryAccess

Volkswagen Joins Discovery Channel for Second Year as Presenting Sponsor of Shark Week
Volkswagen of America (VWoA) announced today its renewed relationship with Discovery Channel for the network's annual Shark Week, which kicks off on Sunday, August 4th at 8PM ET/PT.

Philip DeFranco Evolves, Prepares Second Act as DeFranco Creative Is Acquired by Discovery Communications' Revision3
Semaphore Tax and Business Solutions, a leading tax and accounting firm with specialization in YouTube entertainers, announced today that it provided business advisory services to DeFranco Creative in its sale to Revision3. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Arkami(TM) Reaches 235% of Kickstarter Goal and Announces Advisory Board
Arkami™, Inc. today announced new members to the Advisory Board (list below) to provide valuable perspective on the introduction of myIDkey™, the industry's first biometric fingerprint, Bluetooth wireless / USB key

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Announces Its Second Selection, 'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and O, The Oprah Magazine announce the newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (Knopf). In her extraordinary debut, Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one indomitable heroine (Hattie) and her unforgettable family

Television's Hottest Relationship Expert, Dr. Laura Berman, Partners with Bitzio to Create Suite of Apps
Bitzio, Inc. (OTCQB: BTZO), a leading mobile media and app company, has secured a partnership with popular television personality and relationship expert, Dr. Laura Berman. Bitzio was granted a licensing agreement to develop a suite of relationship focused apps, branded under the Dr. Laura Berman name.

Hookup Nation: Current Culture of Disposable Connections Addressed in New Book
From teenagers to senior citizens, a culture of "hooking up" has permeated today's romantic landscape and is threatening the future of marriage, according to therapist Carolyn Kelley North ( and author of to be released Hookup Nation.

Volkswagen Joins Discovery Channel as Presenting Sponsor for 25th Annual Shark Week
Volkswagen of America is proud to announce its sponsorship of Discovery Channel's 25th annual Shark Week, which airs on the network August 12-16.

National PTA Tackles Distracted Driving, Improved Infrastructure Around Schools at America's PTA Meeting
National PTA's® 116th Annual Convention and Exhibition kicks off today at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Thousands of parents, teachers, students, and advocates gather to enhance their skills, debate the day's hottest issues, network and conduct official National PTA business during the three-day conference that concludes Sunday.

Wes Moore to Keynote at National PTA Convention in San Jose
National PTA® announced today that Wes Moore will keynote its 116th Annual Convention and Exhibition to be held June 22-24 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Moore is an author, businessman and US Army veteran. His first book, "The Other Wes Moore," became an instant New York Times bestseller.

Myth Confirmed! The Tech Museum to Host MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
The Discovery Channel's Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, which makes its West Coast debut at The Tech Museum in October.

Losses at Oprah Winfrey's OWN approach $330m
Oprah Winfrey's cable channel has suffered losses that are fast approaching a staggering 330 million dollars, according to a report.

Oprah Winfrey to interview Whitney Houston's daughter and family
Oprah Winfrey is set to interview Whitney Houston's daughter and other family members for a TV special that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Oprah Winfrey is '100pc' behind Obama's re-election
Oprah Winfrey has said that she fully supports Barack Obama in his campaign for reelection in the 2012 elections.

Chaz Bono calls off engagement with longtime partner
Chaz Bono and his fiancee Jennifer Elia have called off their engagement after being together for 12 years.

Oprah making TV comeback with new show 'Next Chapter'
Oprah Winfrey is debuting a new television program in January with her new series "Oprah's Next Chapter" that will air on her cable network, the channel said Friday.

Oprah Winfrey's TV network plans $15m relaunch after struggling to get viewers
Chat queen Oprah Winfrey is apparently preparing a 15 million dollars relaunch for her struggling television network, just 10 months since its inception, after its prime-time viewership tumbled by more than one third.

Start of cable network was filled with bumps, says Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has admitted that there have been 'bumps' in the run-up and launch of her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), her joint venture with Discovery Communications.

Oprah Winfrey fires 'hard working' head of OWN over abysmal TRP ratings
TV mogul Oprah Winfrey has reportedly fired the head of her newly-launched OWN network.

Oprah may not endorse Obama for 2012 re-election over ratings drop fears
If sources are to believed, then TV mogul Oprah Winfrey will not publicly endorse Barack Obama during his 2012 re-election campaign.

Final 'Oprah Winfrey Show' to air on May 25
The Oprah Winfrey Show's final original episode will air on May 25.

'Experimental' Jennifer Aniston is a sucker for TV infomercials
Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she's trying a new anti-ageing cream after she saw it in a TV infomercial featured on Oprah Winfrey's new network.

Will Oprah's new TV network strike a chord with viewers?
Oprah Winfrey finally launched her new TV cable network this Saturday and it's only a matter of time before its popularity with viewers is gauged.

Oprah Winfrey appears sans make-up, in bathtub in OWN preview
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has revealed her natural self to viewers by appearing without her make-up and even while taking a bath during a preview for OWN.

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