Oprah’s OWN Network
After more than 25 years on various cable and national networks, Oprah Winfrey had made the move to her own network called the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The move has been supported by the Discovery Channel network, which replaced its Discovery Health Channel with Winfrey’s new network. The Oprah Winfrey Network, which launched in January 2010, will not be confined to shows hosted by Winfrey herself but rather, will include shows directed at women from all walks of life. Among the first offerings on Oprah’s OWN network is a show titled “Deliver Me”, which gives viewers a look at the lives of women who must strike a balance between their careers as physicians dealing with high-risk pregnancies and their roles as mothers of young children.
Another first for the network is a show called “Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag”, which follows two average women who love to cook as they shop for and put to the test professional recipes. The launch of Oprah OWN network will also include a reality-based series called “Your Own Show”, which will showcase the endeavors of 10 contestants who are vying for their own show on Oprah’s OWN Network. In addition to these flagship shows, Oprah’s OWN Network also includes at least 10 other shows that will not only interest Oprah’s loyal fans and followers but are expected to draw new viewers to Oprah’s offerings including but not confined to the “Dr. Phil” show, “Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love”, “In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman” and “Miracle Detectives”.