OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International have partnered to launch an OWN programming block in the United Kingdom.
The programming block marks a drive to bring broad-based general entertainment content to TLC and bring OWN content to DNI’s female flagship channels in future. The block will premiere on the soon-to-launch TLC in the UK, and additional launches for the months ahead are currently being explored.
“We are so proud to build on the great success that we have had airing Oprah’s Next Chapter with Lance Armstrong and Justin Bieber,” said Luis Silberwasser, EVP and chief content officer, DNI.
“This is the next phase in showcasing the content that is like no other, the kind that only Oprah and her team at OWN can deliver. This is a real win for DNI, OWN, and most importantly, our viewers with the stars and celebrities that are featured across OWN programming. We are delighted to premiere this block in the UK on TLC at its launch.?
“OWN’s success in the US has afforded us this opportunity to expand our programming internationally reaching Oprah’s dedicated fans around the world,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN.
“We are seeing great demand for our series as we continue to build our worldwide audience. We’re thrilled to be able to continue the network’s momentum with this international expansion.?
OWN will continue its partnership with Passion Distribution to distribute other OWN programming internationally.