Oprah Winfrey Network Comes on DISH

DISH Network has announced the launch of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. According to DISH, it is a channel designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives.

Beginning Jan. 1, OWN will be available on channel number 189 to DISH Network customers who subscribe to the America’s Top 200 programming package or above.

“It’s important to note that Discovery and Oprah have made a substantial investment to ensure the success of this new channel,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network.

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Shows include: “Ask Oprah’s All Stars,” featuring Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Mehmet Oz answering viewer questions about health, wealth and mental well-being; “Oprah Presents Master Class,” highlighting inspiring stories from Jay-Z, Simon Cowell, Sidney Poitier, Dr. Maya Angelou, Diane Sawyer, Lorne Michaels, Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Oprah Winfrey; “Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes,” and “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star,” pitting 10 contestants against each other though a series of challenges to win the ultimate prize of their own TV show on OWN.

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Additional information on OWN programming can be found at www.oprah.com/own.

OWN will also feature popular movies and original documentaries including the critically acclaimed, award-winning “Precious,” as well as “Family Affair,” “Sons of Perdition,” and “Life 2.0.”

Moreover, OWN is producing original two-hour documentaries with Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker, Gabriel Byrne and Mariel Hemingway. 

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A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company.

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    Thursday 6/16 Oprah Winfrey announced she is “all in” at the Oprah Winfrey Network. This means she’ll be focusing on getting OWN on track. She admitted that there has been some “bumps in the road” in launching OWN but I am excited for the future of OWN and the programming it will have.