as reported in the New York Times, Oprah Network and Cablevision have finally reached a deal… and just in time for the January 1st start date of the network. OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s forthcoming cable channel, will be carried by Cablevision Systems Corp. This agreement was of ultimate importance to OWN because Cablevision was one of the last big gaps in OWN’s distribution footprint, and because Cablevision serves a large swath of the New York metropolitan area. Earlier, the Chicago Tribunereported that the small but devoted group of followers of Discovery Health Channel have long looked to it for the inherent drama in series such as Babies: Special Delivery, I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant,Birth Day, Adoption Stories, and Deliver Me.
OWN is set to begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday — 1/1/11!!!
for delivery of this long-anticipated baby is destined to claim a casualty: Discovery Health will die so that OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network shall live.