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OWN block to launch on TLC Russia

Discovery Communications is to launch an OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network programming block on TLC in Russia and across Central and Eastern Europe.
August 22, 2013

Discovery Communications is to launch an OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network programming block on TLC in Russia and across Central and Eastern Europe.

The block, which will showcase programming from U.S. cable channel OWN, will launch on TLC Russia and TLC Ukraine on September 1, and on TLC Bulgaria, Romania and Balkans on October 28. It launched earlier this month on TLC in Poland.

Among the OWN titles debuting will be Oprah’s Next Chapter and Super Soul Sunday.

“The launch of an OWN programming block is hugely exciting for us and marks a key moment in our continuing investment in TLC,” said Paul Welling, senior VP of channels for Discovery Networks CEEMEA.

“We hope to build on the success of the Next Chapter specials with Justin Bieber and Lance Armstrong by showcasing even more of the diverse, entertaining and inspirational content that only Oprah can deliver.”

OWN president Erik Logan added: “This is an exciting time for the network as we continue to grow and expand internationally.”

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