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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 […]

  • Rahm Emanuel’s Brother Ari is Oprah’s New Agent

    Jan 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *News broke in late December that Oprah Winfrey quit her longtime agency CAA. Today, Deadline.com is reporting that she has signed with its rival WME, where her career will be handled by a team of agents led by Ari Emanuel and Rick Rosen. Emanuel, the brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was also the inspiration for […]

  • Oprah Winfrey Leaves Longtime Agency CAA

    Dec 21, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Deadline.com is reporting that Oprah Winfrey has severed ties with her longtime agency CAA, the agency. AT CAA, she was represented by a team led by Kevin Huvane, who spearheaded her deal with Discovery Communications for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. It is unclear whether Winfrey will be signing with another agency.  

  • 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 […]

  • More Oprah on OWN Leads to Boost in Viewership

    Mar 29, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Oprah Winfrey’s struggling cable channel OWN saw a 21 percent rise in total daily viewers in the first quarter of 2012, as the TV titan’s decision to put more of herself on the network began to pay off. However, the 15-month-old venture is still attracting only 180,000 viewers a day, on average, according to first […]

  • Oprah: O Magazine Sales Plunge; ‘Rosie’ Scaled Back

    Feb 7, 12 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments

    *Since Oprah’s namesake show went off the air last September, her magazine’s newsstand sales have also faded from sight, reports. Adweek Brass at Hearst, which publishes the 2.4 million circulated publication with Winfrey, had downplayed the impact of the show’s ending on the magazine, saying they expected fans to turn to it to get their […]