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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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OWN published this video item, entitled “OWN and P&G Present: Widen The Screen – A Fuller View of Black Life” – below is their description.
On Tuesday, May 25, at 8pm ET/PT, OWN and P&G come together for a special one-hour programming event featuring short films by up-and-coming Black creators that celebrate Black stories and the expansiveness of Black life, while honoring the anniversary of the tragic murder of George Floyd.
“OWN and P&G Present: Widen The Screen – A Fuller View of Black Life” is hosted by Oprah Winfrey and features short films including the world premiere of “These Hands” from LeBron James’ production company and films from The Queen Collective in partnership with Queen Latifah: “Tangled Roots,” “Ballet After Dark” and “Gloves Off.”
ABOUT “WIDEN THE SCREEN”
Words alone won’t create change. Sustained action and investment are necessary to address the systemic bias and inequality in advertising and media. Widen The Screen is expansive content creation, talent development, and partnership platform that celebrates creativity and enables Black creators to share the full richness of the Black experience.
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OWN and P&G Present: Widen The Screen – A Fuller View of Black Life
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