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Corus to launch OWN in Canada on March 1

Corus Entertainment has announced that it will be launching the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in Canada on March 1, 2011.
November 9, 2010

Corus Entertainment has announced that it will be launching the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in Canada on March 1, 2011. As announced in September, Corus is making OWN available in Canada through a license agreement with the Harpo/Discovery Communications joint venture. The launch date announcement was made today at a Corus Entertainment upfront presentation. ‘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,’ said Susan Schaefer, VP, head of networks and marketing, Corus Entertainment. Prior to the March launch, Corus will be airing nested blocks of OWN programming via its other women’s channels, VIVA and W Network. On March 1, OWN will launch in over six million Canadian homes on what is currently VIVA.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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