Black People : Oprah getting her OWN tv network

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oprah Winfrey is getting her own TV network.


    Discovery Communications and Winfrey announced a deal Tuesday where the Discovery Health network will be turned over to Winfrey next year, becoming OWN — the Oprah Winfrey Network.
    The cash-free transaction involved Winfrey turning over her Web site to Discovery, while the communications company makes her chairman of the network, which is currently seen in 68 million homes, said David Zaslav, Discovery Communications chief.
    "The focus of the channel will be the focus of Oprah's brand, which is the educate and inspire people to live the best life they can," Zaslav said.
    Some of Winfrey's stable of regular contributors could be expected to be part of the programming, he said. Winfrey's current talk show, as well as rights to use of reruns, is spoken for until the end of the 2010-11 season.

    the rest: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080115/ap_en_ot/tv_oprah_channel;_ylt=Ak7sGhNDKqfyLkyWqwpWfdC2GL8C
     
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    intersesting!!
     
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    I thought she had her own network already. Isn't the "Oxygen" network owned by her?
     
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    Oxygen ownership

    Oxygen, also known as Oh!, is an American cable television channel. It is currently available in over 73 million homes. The company was founded in 1998, and its cable network launched on February 2, 2000. Oxygen carries programming aimed at young women. Its former parent company, Oxygen Media, was privately held and was founded by Geraldine Laybourne, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and producers Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner and Caryn Mandabach (of Carsey-Werner fame, who produced the Cosby Show). It is now owned by NBC Universal.

    On October 9, 2007, NBC Universal announced it would be purchasing Oxygen for $925 million. The sale was completed on November 20, 2007.

    see: http://www.oxygen.com/
     
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    A plus for Integration

    In one of the various paths that the diasporic African psyche is unfolding, I commend :star: Oprah:star: for methodically following the script for success (Which has been predominately defined in the context of the European Asili). :rain:
     
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    Ah! Thank you, Brother OldSoul.
     
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