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Oprah Winfrey network coming to Canada in 2011

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Corus buys Canadian rights to Oprah's OWN Network

Oprah's 'OWN' coming to Canada
Corus Entertainment has purchased Canadian rights to OWN - The Oprah Winfrey Network - which means the TV channel eventually will be available in Canada as a specialty service.

OWN is set to launch in the United States on Jan. 1, 2011. Corus wasn’t specific about a Canadian availability date, but indicated it would be “early 2011.”
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Press release this morning:

TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - As announced today at an upfront presentation to advertisers and agency clients at Corus Entertainment's Toronto headquarters at Corus Quay, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will launch in Canada on March 1, 2011, following the U.S. premiere January 1, 2011. OWN is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives.
To promote the channel prior to the launch, W Network and VIVA will air nested blocks of OWN programming throughout January and February. Offering a strong mix of OWN shows, the nested blocks will provide audiences with a sampling of what OWN has to offer. On March 1, 2011, OWN will launch in over six million Canadian homes on what is currently VIVA
Comparing the current schedule on Viva to the programs listed for OWN (, it seems to me that OWN programming will come closer to being educational than Judging Amy, The Closer and Cold Case.
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