GATINEAU, Que. — The federal broadcast regulators will take a look at the educational aspect of the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada to determine if it is meeting its licence requirements of broadcasting educational content.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications says it will hold a hearing next Tuesday looking into whether the network’s shows are educational enough to meet its mandate.
Media company Corus Entertainment Inc. has the licence for the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada channel.
Superstar TV host Oprah Winfrey reassured anxious fans Thursday by announcing that far from quitting the talk show world, she is to launch a new, globe-trotting show called "Oprah's Next Chapter."The show is to start in 2011 on the Oprah Winfrey Network, dubbed OWN, which she co-owns with Discovery Communications and which debuts January 1.The new program will take over from Winfrey's trend-setting "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which first aired in 1985 and is to shut down on September 9 next year.
Oprah Winfrey becomes the fourth chief executive of the OWN cable network, a partnership with Discovery Communications, since its formation was announced in 2008.Oprah Winfrey has decided that if you want to get the job done, you'd better do it yourself.