TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - As announced today at an upfront presentation to
advertisers and agency clients at Corus Entertainment's Toronto headquarters at Corus Quay, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will launch in Canada on March 1, 2011, following the U.S. premiere
January 1, 2011. OWN is a multi-platform media company designed to
entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives.
"There's a great deal of excitement about the upcoming March 1 launch of
the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada," said Susan Schaefer, VP, Head of
Networks and Marketing, Corus Entertainment. "Oprah has an extensive,
engaged community of Canadian women who really trust and are loyal to
her brand. With 50% of women already aware of OWN before we're out of
the gate, we're in a great position to build this into one of Canada's
premier brands; one that will truly resonate with audiences and be a
great complement to our other Women's services."
To promote the channel prior to the launch, W Network and VIVA will air
nested blocks of OWN programming throughout January and February.
Offering a strong mix of OWN shows, the nested blocks will provide
audiences with a sampling of what OWN has to offer. On March 1, 2011,
OWN will launch in over six million Canadian homes on what is currently
OWN will be available in Canada based on a licence agreement with OWN:
Oprah Winfrey Network.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN:
Oprah Winfrey Network is a multiplatform media company designed to
entertain and inspire people to live their best lives. In the U.S. OWN
will debut on January 1, 2011, 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. For more
information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio
with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting,
children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's
multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon
(Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie
Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations
including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus
creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences
across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed
on the Toronto (CJR.B) exchange. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
SOURCE Oprah Winfrey Network
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