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[11/20/09 - 09:17 AM]
Discovery Communications' Statement Regarding Today's Announcement by Oprah Winfrey
"There is no bigger brand in media than Oprah Winfrey. She has changed the broadcast landscape and how people consume television," said Discovery's David Zaslav.

[via press release from OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network]

Statement From OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Regarding Today's Announcement

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 -- "Oprah has been nourishing people through her television show for nearly 25 years, a legacy that has touched millions the world over," said Christina Norman, CEO of OWN. "She is the life force behind OWN and will be guiding the effort for this completely new 24-hour television experience premiering in January 2011."

About OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

A joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN will debut in approximately 80 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also will include the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.

Discovery Communications' Statement Regarding Today's Announcement by Oprah Winfrey

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 20 -- David Zaslav, Discovery Communications President and CEO, issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by Oprah Winfrey concerning "The Oprah Winfrey Show":

"There is no bigger brand in media than Oprah Winfrey. She has changed the broadcast landscape and how people consume television. Along the way, she impacted our culture and touched us all. We congratulate her and our friends at Harpo for their many achievements, and their years of creating truly ground-breaking television. Discovery Communications has a tremendous partner in Oprah, and we look forward to bringing her and her creative vision, programming and unique voice to approximately 80 million homes on OWN, as well as online through the award-winning Oprah.com."

About OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

A joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN will debut in January 2011 to approximately 80 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also will include the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications ( DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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