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OWN programming block to launch in South Africa

Discovery Networks International is rolling out a block of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network programming in South Africa, on the DStv pay-TV platform. (Pictured: Oprah's Next Chapter)
September 20, 2013

Discovery Networks International (DNI) is rolling out a branded block of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network programming in South Africa, on the DStv pay-TV platform.

Launching on October 17, the block will be available to DStv subscribers on TLC Entertainment in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan markets.

Series carried in the programming block include Oprah’s Next Chapter (pictured above), Oprah’s Master Class, Oprah Behind the Scenes, Oprah’s Lifeclass and Super Soul Sunday. 

The titles will be packaged into two weekly offerings, “My OWN Thursday” and “Super Soul Sunday,” and will air along with TLC Entertainment’s series including Cake Boss, Long Island Medium and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. 

The OWN programming block has previously launched in the United Kingdom and Central and Eastern Europe on TLC and in Australia on Discovery Home & Health, on Foxtel.

“Oprah couldn’t be more proud and honored to share her new television programs with South Africa,” said Erik Logan, president of OWN. “This is an exciting milestone moment in our continued international expansion.”

“Oprah is truly a beloved figure around the world, but no more so than in South Africa,” added Luis Silberwasser, EVP and chief content office for DNI. “This key market has a proven appetite for OWN’s inspirational, entertaining and provocative programming.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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