Oprah Sets Date for Cable Launch, Show Move

Discovery Channel to media mogul: 'Move it or lose it'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2009 1:50 PM CST
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(Newser) – The long-awaited launch of Oprah's cable network is set for early 2011, and her syndicated talk show will move to the new Oprah Winfrey Network—and from Chicago to Los Angeles. The switch from Discovery Health Channel to OWN was originally set for mid-2009, and Discovery threatened to rescind the offer, saying it wanted her to "move it or lose it," Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood reports.

The Oprah camp is “trying to figure out what to do with her mini-city in Chicago, and which personnel she can and will move out to LA in the next six months,” Finke writes. (Read more Oprah Winfrey stories.)