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Discovery to take Oprah’s two-night racism special around the world

Oprah Winfrey is to host a two-night special in response to the continuing civil unrest in America following the murder of George Floyd, with the shows set to be made available around the world via Discovery. OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? will air on Discovery-owned OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the US […]

Nets schedule Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds tributes

US channels have reacted to the passing of Hollywood legends Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, with HBO moving a new documentary forwards and OWN re-airing an exclusive interview with the pair. Premium cable net HBO had brought one-off doc Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, forwards to Saturday (January 7). The doc looks […]

Nets clear schedules to honour Prince

ABC, BET and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network are among the US networks planning to honour influential musician and pop star Prince, who passed away yesterday. Broadcast channel ABC will feature Prince: Death of a Legend today in the 10pm 20/20 slot, while OWN will re-air a 1996 interview Winfrey conducted with the enigmatic superstar. BET […]

Discovery taking Oprah’s Belief to the world

Discovery Communications will launch the Oprah Winfrey series Belief across its international footprint from the end of this year. Discovery is a joint venture partner in US cable net OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, but has never rolled it out internationally. It has, however, decided to give Belief a wide international push, the first time it […]

GRB has OWN style

LA’s GRB Entertainment has secured sales rights to a batch of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network shows. These comprise Raising Whitley, 2 Fat 2 Fly, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, Flex and Shanice, Deion’s Family Playbook, Blackboard and Knight Life with Gladys. “GRB is thrilled to evolve our long-standing partnership with OWN and represent many of their […]

Sky Italia buys Mafia dog-grooming series

Sky Italia has acquired The Diamond Collar (pictured), the 10x30mins series reality series about a former mafia henchman turned dog groomer. The reality series goes out on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the US and Passion Distribution sells it internationally and struck the Sky deal. The London-based distributor has also sealed several other deals with […]

MIPTV 2014: Passion brings Oprah shows to MIPTV

Passion Distribution will head to the Croisette with new shows from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Passion has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the Discovery-backed network. Among the shows are Life with La Toya from World Of Wonder. Buyers include Fox Life in the Netherlands, Polsat in Poland, SIC in Portugal, EbonyLife TV in Africa, […]

Discovery launching TLC in Middle East, North Africa

The international division of Discovery is launching its TLC HD channel in the MENA region, sealing a carriage deal with OSN. The pay TV platform will exclusively carry the female-skewing channel on its service. The channel will be programmed with international and US TLC content as well as showcasing content from Discovery’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey […]

Passion cuts pre-NATPE Latin deals

Ahead of the upcoming NATPE programming market in Miami, Passion Distribution has closed a raft of deals with broadcasters in Latin America. Brazil’s leading broadcaster TV Globo has ordered more episodes of the local version of the Worst Driver format, meaning an extended run for the previously announced second season of the show. Globo makes […]

Oprah Winfrey net licenses The Butler from Weinstein Company

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has netted rights to The Butler, the Hollywood movie that stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah. The film launched theatrically in August, scooping box office receipts of US$100 million. Oprah’s cable net, a joint venture with Discovery, will be able to show the film in 2017. OWN licensed the film from The […]

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