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  • OWN Has Turned Things Around; Now Cash Flow Positive

    Jul 30, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav on Tuesday reported improved second-quarter financials amid continued ratings gains at key cable networks, but the results came in below Wall Street expectations. During an earnings conference call on Tuesday, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said that OWN, the cable network joint venture with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo, has turned cash […]

  • Discovery CEO: Oprah’s OWN Will Make Money This Year

    May 29, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Discovery Networks had been promising that OWN, its joint venture network with Oprah Winfrey, would at best break even on a cash flow basis in the second half of 2013. But CEO David Zaslav slightly raised the stakes this morning, promising those attending Sanford C. Bernstein’s Strategic Decisions Conference that “we’ll be making money on […]

  • Oprah Talks OWN Ratings Turnaround: ‘I’m Not Doing the Hula Yet’

    Dec 19, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Oprah Winfrey to chat about the huge reversal in fortune of her OWN cable channel and the lessons she’s learned. “I’m not doing the hula yet …but compared to a year ago, it feels like a sigh of relief,” says Winfrey between sips of iced tea on her sprawling […]

  • Discovery: Oprah’s OWN Should Break Even by Mid-2013

    May 8, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *OWN, the joint venture of Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey, will reach cash flow break-even during the second half of 2013, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday. On his company’s first-quarter earnings conference call Tuesday, he said Discovery expects funding to OWN in 2012 to come in below that of 2011. The network’s recent steps […]

  • Discovery CEO: Key to OWN Success is Black Viewers

    Dec 7, 11 by EURpublisher02 5 Comments

    *Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav on Tuesday urged patience for OWN after insisting his cable network joint venture with Oprah Winfrey will only grow over the next two years. “My job, Oprah’s job, is to create a meaningful audience for OWN over the next two years. That’s what you should watch for and we’re on […]

  • Oprah Winfrey Hires Herself as CEO of OWN

    Jul 13, 11 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments

    *Oprah Winfrey will take over as chief executive officer of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network this fall, the cable channel announced today. Winfrey will be the third CEO of the company since its debut in January. She will also become chief creative officer as the network prepares for her new talk show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” to […]