Oprah Winfrey’s cable network is finally seeing gains after a rocky two-year start. OWN’s parent company Discovery Communications is reporting a positive cash flow for the network in the second quarter, putting OWN in a position to begin paying down investment loans.
Discovery CEO David Zaslav congratulated Oprah and the team at OWN in a earnings conference call Tuesday, calling it a “significant milestone.” Zaslav also expressed confidence that the network’s cash flow will continue to rise.
The addition of two Tyler Perry shows – “Have and Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” – have emerged as ratings hits for OWN. Zaslav also announced that the company had signed on new 30 new ad partners. It’s a big turnaround for OWN, which has endured months of upheavals since its launch in January 2011. Staff layoffs and top level firings have been among the network’s setbacks.
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