[06/17/13 - 09:00 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International to Launch OWN Programming Block in Australia, Exclusively on Discovery Home & Health
Beginning Sunday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m., viewers in Australia will be able to watch the programming at Foxtel/Austar/Optus Channel 640.

[via press release from OWN]


- Oprah Winfrey Returns to Australian Television Beginning August 4 with Her Popular OWN Series "Oprah's Next Chapter" and "Super Soul Sunday," Among Others -

(Silver Spring, MD and Los Angeles, CA) - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International (DNI) today announced the continued international expansion of OWN with a weekly block of OWN programming that will air in Australia exclusively on Discovery Home & Health. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a joint venture subscription television network in the United States between Discovery Communications and Harpo Productions, and is the first and only network named for and inspired by a single iconic leader - Oprah Winfrey. Beginning Sunday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m., viewers in Australia will be able to watch the programming at Foxtel/Austar/Optus Channel 640. Popular series airing in the block will include OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER, SUPER SOUL SUNDAY, AMERICA WITH LISA LING (US Title: OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING) and THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW: BEHIND THE SCENES (US Title: SEASON 25: OPRAH BEHIND THE SCENES).

The upcoming launch in Australia follows the recent debut of OWN programming in the United Kingdom on TLC. Additional international offerings of OWN programming within DNI's global lifestyle portfolio are currently being explored and will be announced at a later date.

"OWN programming is the perfect complement to the lifestyle and entertainment shows airing on DNI's popular female flagship brands. With the block's successful launch in the UK now under our belts, we are primed to bring this robust offering to Australian audiences," said Luis Silberwasser, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, DNI.

"We are thrilled to build on the network's established momentum with our shows soon to be available in the Australian market," said Erik Logan, President, OWN. "Oprah has a tremendous love for Australia and is excited to bring OWN programming to viewers on Foxtel."

The launch lineup will feature the following:

11:30 a.m. SUPER SOUL SUNDAY (A new episode airs every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and repeats at 7:30 a.m. the following week) Oprah Winfrey presents programs that nourish your mind, body and spirit and which offer new, fresh and thoughtful insights into living your best life. Exploring themes and issues that include spirituality, the afterlife, alternative health, happiness and personal fulfillment, conscious living and more, these programs present an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today's world. SUPER SOUL SUNDAY is designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.

7:30 p.m. OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER (Episode One features an intimate interview with superstar Beyoncé) Viewers join Oprah for in-depth, one-on-one interviews with some of today's biggest newsmakers and celebrities including: Beyoncé, David Letterman, Drew Barrymore, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson and Kelsey Grammer.

8:30 p.m. THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW: BEHIND THE SCENES (US Title: SEASON 25: OPRAH BEHIND THE SCENES). For the first time ever, see how some of the biggest celebrities prepare to be guests on one of the most popular shows of all time. Follow the highly experienced production team for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" as they reveal exactly what it takes to make such a successful show work.

9:30 p.m. AMERICA WITH LISA LING (US Title: OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING) From modern-day polygamy, to child sex trafficking, amateur porn and soldiers returning from battle, AMERICA WITH LISA LING takes viewers along for an in-depth look at some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues in the U.S. today.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 223 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 162 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. Discovery Networks International distributes 33 international brands, reaching over 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 45 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.

Follow on Twitter @OWNTV

  [june 2013]  


[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.