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