The OWN programming will begin on Sunday August 4 at 7:30pm, and will air each week in the same timeslot.
“We are delighted to be bringing Oprah Winfrey back to Australian television,” said Mandy Pattinson, Senior Vice President & General Manager Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands. “The overwhelming success we had in premiering an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter with Lance Armstrong highlighted to us just how much she resonates with Australian audiences. With a stellar lineup of celebrity interviews that only Oprah can deliver, we’re thrilled to welcome her to Discovery Home & Health.”
Brian Walsh, Foxtel Executive Director of Television, said: “Oprah’s return to Australian TV on Foxtel, through our partnership with Discovery, is another great coup for the platform. There is no doubt Australians have missed Oprah from their screens and Foxtel is in the unique position to bring our customers these exciting new series from the iconic television pioneer.”
“OWN’s success in the U.S. has afforded us this opportunity to expand our programming internationally reaching Oprah’s dedicated fans around the world. We’re thrilled to continue building upon the network’s established momentum in the U.S. by sharing some of our top programming with international audiences,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN.
Sunday August 4:
7:30pm Oprah’s Next Chapter
Viewers join Oprah for in-depth, one-on-one interviews with some of today’s biggest newsmakers and celebrities. Including: Beyonce, David Letterman, Drew Barrymore, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson and Kelsey Grammer. Episode one features an intimate interview with Beyonce.
8:30pm The Oprah Winfrey Show: Behind the Scenes
For the first time ever, see how some of the biggest celebrities prepare to be guests on one of the most popular shows of all time. Follow the highly experienced production team for The Oprah Winfrey Show who reveal what it takes to make such a successful series work. It also follows a host of A-list celebrities backstage, as they prepare for the interviews. What kind of requests do celebrities make? Who makes a shock announcement on-air? And whose daredevil antics cause a headache for the team?
9:30pm America with Lisa Ling
From modern polygamy, to child sex trafficking, amateur porn and soldiers coming home, America With Lisa Ling takes viewers along for an in-depth look at some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues in the U.S. today.
Also to premiere on Discovery Home & Health:
Super Soul Sunday
Oprah Winfrey presents programs that nourish your mind, body and spirit and offer new, fresh and thoughtful insights into living your best life. Exploring themes and issues including spirituality, the afterlife, alternative health, happiness and personal fulfilment, conscious living and more, these programs present an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world. Super Soul Sunday is designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.