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Discovery Channel Plans To Invest Even More Money Into OWN

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Seems like OWN is costing a lot more than previously planned!

Despite the fact that the new network will not be making a profit in its first year, sources say that parent company Discovery Communications will have to shell out an additional $50 million to invest in longer-term programming.

Twenty-four new shows will be slated to launch later this year, which will help boost the ratings.

CEO David Zaslav has faith in Oprah Winfrey's network saying that viewership has been up by 30% compared to a year ago, before OWN replaced the Discovery Health channel. Besides having strong deals with advertisers, he adds, "we have one of the best brands in media and a very engaged Oprah."

We still have faith in OWN and believe that it has the potential to become a great network. Besides, dontcha think ratings will go through the roof with the new Rosie O'Donnell show??

What do U think of OWN's programming??

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17 comments to “Discovery Channel Plans To Invest Even More Money Into OWN”

  1. 1

    HA HA HA!! EPIC FAIL…. she sucks anyways :P

  2. 2

    you know why theres suicide bombs right……because we don't use the death penalty enough

  3. 3

    makes me think about luke, gay, sadist, violent, unapprehended. people with more money than donald trump vaginally rape and call themselves islamic for the fact of it being wrong, leave luke alone he's a pauper, i am islamic

  4. 4

    Not really interested in OWN, thank you!

  5. 5

    I'm glad to hear it - love Oprah and I think it hasn't taken off because they don't have a lot of shows. They keep repeating. I think with more programming, the ratings will go up!

  6. 6

    Why doesn't Discovery invest the money directly into Third World ventures ?!? They can film their investments if they want, but they'd be guaranteed to make their money back plus a lot more. Fuck Oprah. She can drop dead tomorrow if Gayle breathes too hard up her love chunnel, and then what would Discovery have the next day to throw money at ?!?

  7. 7

    the problem is that all the shows are the same.

  8. 8

    It's only been on the air 6 weeks people- give her a chance

  9. 9

    Their GIANT loss. People are sick of the bloated void that is named Oprah anyhow. You should read the comments on her chastizing her viewers for criticizing Obama. BRUTAL.

  10. 10

    I wish they would bring back Discovery Health. That was more interesting to watch. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm still scratching my head as to why DISCOVERY, of all channels, was like "f*ck education! We've got Oprah!"

  11. 11

    Perez, do you have a brain problem? How many times are you going to post this? This is like the 3rd time you have posted about this shit channel. Dang, you have lost it. So, I said it before and so I'll say it again, this channel sucks big time. Nothing on there worth watching. Not one thing. So bye bye OWN

  12. 12

    I am a big big fan of Oprah but OWn keep repeating the same shows over and over again.

    Will they features new shows and movies? If not, I will not be watching her channel.

  13. 13

    I think it is horrible and I want my discovery health back! Still not sure why they believed that Oprah would do better than that channel. Like I have said before. A lot of the shows that are airing now can be seen on other channels. I can't handle Dr. Phil on CBS on a good day. I then do not want to see him multiple times a day on OWN. Enough already. It might end up being a decent channel had she had all of her eggs in one basket but she just wasn't prepared and she should have known better.

  14. 14

    Rosie will duplicate the success of Olberman signing on with Current TV.
    A perfect match.
    Olbermann's is unwatchable, Current TV is unwatched.
    I can see the headlines now, "One job created or saved."

  15. 15

    Oprah pleads for us to respect the most powerful man in the world.
    She's begging America to respect the man-child who's out of his league.
    This is not accidental, Oprah.
    He's jammed unpopular, unconstitutional laws down our throats.
    - Jobs? Unemployment is really about 18%.
    - The deficit's a disaster.
    - Foreign policy is embarrassing. It's in disarray.
    You have to earn respect, Oprah.
    I wonder when The Oprah will figure out, that she has just succeeded in positioning Obama as weak and failing.

  16. 16

    I hope OWN is removed. Bastards took my fittv. I miss shimmy. Discovery hasn't a clue what to put on their channels. Guns and stupid alaskan rednecks on discovery, Idiot abroad on the science channel…

  17. 17

    Re: luvs2tango – You're an idiot. But then I guess you'd support people who take away freedoms from Americans (Patriot act anyone?), VPs who are either frighteningly violent (Cheney) or haven't got a clue (Palin). Obama is trying to clean up the pile of crap that Bush left (when the majority of Americans didn't even vote for him the first time, his brother "fixed" that in Florida though, didn't he?). GFY.