Thursday, July 14, 2011
Oprah Appointed CEO Of OWN Network
The former queen of daytime Oprah Winfrey is now a CEO. Oprah Winfrey, whose successful talk show ended in May after 25 years, was named on Wednesday the chief executive and chief creative officer of OWN, the cable network she launched with Discovery Communications earlier this year.
Winfrey posted a letter on Facebook today, explaining that Harpo Productions Inc. will join forces with OWN to run the network:
So as of today… Harpo Team and OWN team become ONE.
Our intention is to use the cable platform and the internet platform and the mobile platform to create messages that fill you up and bring you to new levels of awareness about yourself, ourselves, and our world; our potential…
It’s an incredible challenge ahead trying to figure out what kind of shows and programming will resonate with you, inspire you, bring a little piece of light into your already crowded existence. But I feel called to do it, and will be relying on your feedback, emails and tweets and message boards to let me know what you think.
I think Oprah is making a bold move because she knows what works after 25yrs she has to have something good up her sleeve.