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Oprah net orders Core Media reality series

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered Crazy. Sexy. Life., a reality series from Core Media, the branding and production company helmed by former NBC TV boss Marc Graboff. The series will follow four strong, independent female friends from the same neighborhood in New York. OWN will preview the show on September 3 following the finale […]

Oprah doubles up on Tyler Perry series order

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has doubled the series order for Tyler Perry drama The Haves and Have Nots. The current 16-episode run started in May on the cable net, which is a joint venture between Oprah’s Harpo and Discovery. The first series ends in September and the channel has ordered another 16 episodes, which will […]

Shine America staffs up, poaches Saban, NBCU execs

Shine’s Shine America division has hired new marketing and research bosses. Rob Hughes has joined from Saban Brands and will be VP, marketing at Shine. Prior to Saban he was marketing manager for Disney Channel in the US. Kevin Ivey (pictured) becomes executive director, research, joining from NBCUniversal where he was VP, program research for […]

Oprah Winfrey launching in Australia

Oprah Winfrey’s cable channel will get a branded block in Australia, starting later this year. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a joint venture between the talk TV star’s Harpo and Discovery. The OWN branded block will be carried on Discovery’s Home and Health channel in Australia. The block will feature the network’s top shows including […]

Oprah net takes on Tyler Perry sitcom

Oprah Winfrey’s cable network has ordered a new season For Better or Worse, the Tyler Perry sitcom. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has also picked up the first two seasons of the show, which originally went out on Turner’s TBS. The original cast of the series, basic cable’s best rated programme among African-Americans, will return for […]

Discovery’s David Zaslav to give MIPTV keynote

Discovery Communications’ president and CEO David Zaslav will give a keynote address at MIPTV in April. The Discovery boss will speak at the market as part of the MIPTV’s organiser’s Media Mastermind series. He will discuss the global content environment, recent international M&A activity including acquisitions of the SBS Nordic channels and a chunk of […]

International ratings in for Oprah’s Armstrong interview

Discovery’s coverage of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong won its international networks 15 million viewers across 18 countries. Discovery is a joint venture partner in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Channel and it carried Winfrey’s exclusive interview live on a host of its international nets. It was simulcast across Canada, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. […]

Oprah’s Lance interview delivers high ratings

Oprah Winfrey’s interview of disgraced cyclist was the second most-watched show ever on her cable network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. There were 3.2 million viewers for the first instalment of the interview, Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive , which was scheduled as a two-night event last Thursday and Friday. That compares with 3.5 million for […]

Oprah’s Lance Armstrong interview becomes a two-night event

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will now be a two-night TV event. The interview, was originally slated to be on Oprah’s US cable channel OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network tomorrow (Thursday) night on the Oprah’s Next Chapter show. Expanded coverage will now run over Thursday and Friday nights. Both parts of the interview […]

Discovery will televise Oprah’s Lance Armstrong interview

Discovery will simulcast Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong on its networks around the world. Oprah’s interview will be the first the disgraced cyclist has given since a damning report from US anti-doping agency USADA late last year. It will be shown on an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, the talkshow star’s series on […]