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Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is an American basic cable channel jointly owned by Discovery Inc. and Harpo Studios that launched on January 1, 2011, replacing the Discovery Health Channel.
Initially a 50/50 joint venture, Discovery acquired a larger stake in the network in 2017. Harpo remains a “significant” minority stakeholder and Winfrey is contracted with the channel through at least 2025.
As of February 2015, OWN is available to approximately 81.9 million pay television households (70.3% of households with television) in the United States.
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Tyler “Ty” Ziegel had always dreamed of being a soldier, and after graduating from high school, he joined the Marines. In 2004, five months into his second tour in Iraq, Ty’s family and fiancée received news that he had been severely injured in a suicide bomb attack, and was fighting for his life. Miraculously, Ty survived severe burn wounds and a shattered skull, but the lasting impact of his injuries means his life will never be the same. In 2006, six years before he passed away in 2012, Ty came on The Oprah Show along with his mother and now-wife, Renee, to talk about the moments leading up to the bombing, and the strength of his and Renee’s love in overcoming this horrific tragedy. For more on #oprahwinfreyshow, visit WatchOWN.tv/TOWS
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Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand — and the magnetism of the channel.
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