It’s not enough that she already has the most popular talk show since Jesus got nailed to a tree or that her magazine sells zillions of copies like there’s no tomorrow. No, she’s not going to be satisfied until she has her own TV network:
Discovery Communications and Winfrey announced a deal today where the Discovery Health network will be turned over to Winfrey next year, becoming OWN — the Oprah Winfrey Network.
The cash-free transaction involved Winfrey turning over her Web site to Discovery, while the communications company makes her chairman of the network, which is currently seen in 68 million homes, said David Zaslav, Discovery Communications chief.
“The focus of the channel will be the focus of Oprah’s brand,” which is to educate and inspire people to live the best life they can, Zaslav said.
Just you wait, in other 10 or 15 years after the Great TV Network Wars of the Early 21st Century are over and then ALL networks will be Oprah Winfrey’s Network! Aiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!