11 Facts About Oprah Winfrey Network


Oprah Winfrey Network is an American multinational basic cable channel jointly owned by Warner Bros.

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Harpo remains a "significant" minority stakeholder and Oprah Winfrey Network is contracted with the channel through at least 2025.

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Oprah Winfrey Network would serve as the chairwoman of the channel, which was expected to deal in factual programming oriented towards her personal philosophy of "living your best life"; this would include topics such as health, love, parenting, and spirituality.

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However, her involvement was limited to being an investor and eventually offering it an after-show component after deciding not to offer her reruns to the network; Winfrey distanced herself from the channel when discussing OWN, stressing the importance of actually having influence over programming when participating in such ventures.

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Harpo Productions denied the report, stating that Oprah Winfrey Network "has not made a final decision as to whether she will continue her show in syndication beyond [2011]".

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Zaslav pressured Oprah Winfrey Network into moving her talk show to the channel, believing that it could boost its business.

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In November 2009, Lisa Erspamer—a Harpo executive that had been a co-executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show since 2006—was named chief creative officer of OWN.

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Later on November 20, Winfrey officially announced that The Oprah Winfrey Show would conclude in 2011, after its 25th and final season.

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In July 2018, Oprah Winfrey Network signed a non-exclusive, multi-platform content deal with Apple Inc ; it is not expected to affect her role at OWN.

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Oprah Winfrey Network will be succeeded by Tina Perry, who had worked business and legal affairs for MTV, VH1, and OWN.

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Oprah Winfrey Network revealed to The New York Times that she is in final negotiations to release the channel in Brazil and Argentina.

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