OWN will launch on Saturday, Jan. 1. The new lifestyle channel will be available in both standard and high-definition on what is now the Discovery Health channel.
Discovery will retain 50% ownership of OWN, while Winfrey's production company, Harpo, will control the other 50%.With the addition of Cablevision's 3.5 million subscribers, OWN will be available in close to 85 million homes nationwide. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. OWN, which is a joint venture between Harpo and Discovery Communications (DISCA - Get Report), will feature over 20 original series, including Ask Oprah's All Stars, The Gayle King Show and In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman.