Oprah’s New Network Goes Hi-Def On a Major Distributor

Mar 3, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) was scheduled to debut today in high definition on Dish Network, Multichannel News reported.

The HD version of the network will be carried on channel 189, the story says. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

The network will be available to Dish subscribers with America’s Top 200 programming package or above.

"Oprah fans won’t pay a penny more for the high-definition broadcast," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of programming for Dish, in a statement. OWN said many viewers had contacted the network to ask for the cable channel in HD.


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  1. I wanted to know why didn’t Oprah start her network in HD. All of my TV’s are in HD and I subscribe to Directv in HD so why would I want to watch programming in Digital. That is why I don’t watch her Network. In today time if you want all viewers you have to be current. I paid too much to get HD and feel it would be going backwards to watch programming that is not HD. I do believe if Oprah was to invest in the best that her viewership would increase dramatically. For me I would then watch her show on a regular basic. Come on Oprah you can do it and allow people like myself to enjoy your network like we did when you were syndicated in the base programming available.

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