Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ms. Winfrey Gets Her "O"wn TV Network


Just when you thought that Oprah's empire couldn't get any bigger, it just has. The veteran TV talk show host and mogul announced a deal today where the Discovery Health network will be turned over to her next year, becoming OWN -- the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The cash-free transaction involved Winfrey turning over her Web site to Discovery, while the communications company makes her chairman of the network.

David Zaslav, the Discovery Communications chief says, "The focus of the channel will be the focus of Oprah's brand, which is to educate and inspire people to live the best life they can.’’

"For me, the launch of 'The Oprah Winfrey Network' is the evolution of the work I've been doing on television all these years and a natural extension of my show," says Winfrey.

There's just no stopping the power of O!

One thing's for sure, I will definitely be tuning in!

Additional reporting by Chicago Sun-Times

13 comments:

K-Bear said...

Oh how I love Lady O! Is that not fabulous? I can't wait to tune in. We all know that everything she touches turns to gold! I'm happy for her and her daughters in Africa! God only knows what she will tackle next. Thanks for keeping us up on the latest everything!

yummy411 said...

holy cow! not just a network, but discovery health!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is amazing! thanks for sharing!!

Kwana said...

I just heard this! I've got a motto: All roads lead to Oprah.
I sure hope mine do with my writing.
I'll be tuning in too. My cable company had better offer it.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

loks like she smikes that killa....BTW i blog rolled u, and u need to chk out some of my books that is if u ca stand intellectual fiction

bam said...

Congrats to Oprah! There is absolutley nothing she can't do.

KBL said...

The Rich keep getting Richer! I love "Lady O" too but how much money can one person make? Okay, I will stop hating, she is awesome!

Kwana said...

On another note, Brown Girl. I tagged you on my blog today. I hope its cool.

K-Bear said...

I had to take another look at that earring. I can't help but wonder how much a pair of diamonds like that cost...probably my annual salary or more! WoW!

Ashley-Nicole said...

I cannot wait for the OWN network. Oprah making a channel to help better people in their lives, its like the Oprah Show times 10!!!! I already watch Oxygen channel she used to own and love it, so I'll definitley be tunning in for the OWN network.

nilla cookie said...

very interesting indeed. I wonder what kind of content her new channel will have?

KreativeMix said...

My Mommy is moving on up.....LOL

KreativeMix said...

My Mommy is moving on up.....LOL

Don said...

Love Oprah Winfrey. The epitome of what can be acheived with dedication.