Topic: OWN

Discovery Communications Parties With James Woods, Robots, Oprah at Upfront

Cable company unveils a slew of green lights

Discovery tends to play it big for its upfront presentation, and 2012 was no exception. If you had to pick a star of the show, it would probably be Henry Schleiff,…

Coin Clout: Rosa Parks Beats Oprah as Preferred Face for New U.S. Currency

Survey also looks at women's love-hate relationship with social media

Poor Oprah Winfrey. On the heels of more bad news for her struggling network OWN comes a survey showing Americans aren't quite ready to immortalize her on a U.S. coin…

OWN Lays Off 30

Discovery joint venture with Oprah axes staffers post-'Rosie' cancellation

Seems like the Oprah Winfrey Network just can't catch a break: after Friday's announcement that The Rosie Show wouldn't be coming back to the network after a low-rated first season,…

The Resurrection of Christina Norman

Fired from OWN (which some might say is a blessing), the powerhouse exec has left cable and found a new voice

Christina Norman's comeback appears under way, with a little boost from another powerful female media executive, Arianna Huffington. The former CEO of Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN network was bounced from her…

Great Quarter for Discovery, but Oprah Net Still Under Fire

Zaslav on OWN: 'The mission is to grow an audience'

It was a good fourth quarter for Discovery Communications. The cable network company saw revenues increase 12 percent to $4.2 billion, propelled by a 13 percent uptick in domestic ad revenue…

Rosie O'Donnell Beats Oprah Winfrey on Her Own Network

But neither had huge ratings

On the tails of a $15 million media blitz to hype OWN’s new fall lineup, Oprah Winfrey’s network premiered two new offerings Monday night: Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show, The Rosie…

Discovery Drops $15 Million on OWN Ad Push

Hopes to rescue the struggling network

It’s no secret that Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has been struggling since its launch this past January, with ratings currently behind those of its predecessor, Discovery Health. Now, OWN executives…

Report: Tyler Perry in Talks With Lionsgate for 'Perry TV'

He could succeed where Oprah has failed

It didn’t come as much of a surprise when Oprah partnered with Discovery to launch her very own cable network, OWN. But is fellow superstar Tyler Perry a big enough…

AOL HuffPo Announces New Hire, New Sites

Former OWN exec Christina Norman will run Black Voices

On the heels of last week’s major management shakeup at AOL HuffPo (which saw ad boss Jeff Levick leave the company), yet another round of changes: Christina Norman, the ousted…

Oprah Takes Over as CEO of OWN

Source says title will be more than honorific

Oprah Winfrey is cementing her control over her struggling cable network. Earlier this morning, OWN announced that Winfrey will be taking over as chief executive officer and chief creative officer…