Oprah Winfrey Network
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is an American multinational basic cable channel jointly owned by Discovery Inc. and Harpo Studios that launched on January 1, 2011, replacing the Discovery Health Channel.
|Broadcast area||United States|
|Headquarters||West Hollywood, California, U.S.|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SD feeds)
|Launched||January 1, 2011|
|Replaced||Discovery Health Channel|
|Available on most American cable systems||Channel slots vary on each provider|
|Philo||Internet Protocol television|
|YouTube TV||Internet Protocol television|
|Hulu + Live TV||Internet Protocol television|
|AT&T TV||Internet Protocol television|
The network is led by talk show host and namesake Oprah Winfrey and largely features entertainment and lifestyle programming targeting African American audiences, and reruns of talk show programming from the Harpo Studios library (including Oprah's former eponymous series). Initially a 50/50 joint venture, Discovery acquired a larger stake in the network in 2017 and again in December 2020, when Discovery increased its ownership in OWN from 73% to 95%. Harpo remains a "significant" minority stakeholder and Winfrey is contracted with the channel through at least 2025.