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Get ready for The Oprah Network

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 15th 2008 2:04PM

OprahYou think Oprah Winfrey is already the most powerful person on television? You have no idea.

Winfrey and Discovery Communications announced a deal today that will have the Discovery Health Channel given to Oprah and switched to The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN - really!). In return, Discovery gets Oprah's web site. I'm not really sure what getting to run Oprah's web site means for Discovery, but it will be part of the network.

I just hope that she doesn't do the same thing with the network that she does with her magazine, putting herself on the cover of every issue. Can you imagine a little Oprah icon in the corner of the screen all day and night? The network will debut in 2009 in 70 million homes.

So this means that Oprah now has a daily talk show, an XM radio channel, a magazine, she produces TV shows and movies, has a huge impact on book publishing, and now has an entire television network. OWN is an appropriate name for the new channel...

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This is just another one of the many recent "Kill Me Now®" moments.

January 15 2008 at 9:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

good lord, how much longer will we have to put up with this person?

I guess however long it takes stupid people to start thinking for themselves... damnit!

January 15 2008 at 6:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Maybe this means the end of Oprah on NBC?!? I know I am dreaming, but wouldn't it be great?

January 15 2008 at 4:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to JW's comment

Can't we just declare her Queen already and put an end to this?

January 15 2008 at 3:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Doesn't she already own Oxygen?

January 15 2008 at 2:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Shane W.

NBC-Universal bought it back in October.

January 15 2008 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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