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,…

April 6, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

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…

March 20, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

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,…

March 19, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

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…

February 27, 2012, 12:22 AM EST

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…

February 16, 2012, 11:55 AM EST

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…

October 12, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

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…

October 6, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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…

August 10, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

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…

August 1, 2011, 10:27 AM EDT

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…

July 13, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT