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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.”

About The Author
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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