Oprah launches cable network with Discovery

Oprah’s production company (Harpo) and Discovery Networks have announced a joint venture to launch OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Oprah Winfrey Network replaces Discovery Health, which now joins Nick GAS, Court TV, and The Tube as digital and/or cable networks in the trash bin in the past year.

The network will be chaired by Oprah Winfrey in the joint venture. It is scheduled to launch in the third or fourth quarter of 2009.

Thought: Wonder if Comcast customers will get OWN before The Big Ten Network. Don’t be surprised if that’s the case.