Dish Network has launched the Oprah Winfrey Network “OWN” on channel 189. The just-launched network, although it broadcasts in both 480i SD and 1080i HD, is only currently available in standard def 480i on Dish. (DirecTV and AT&T’s U-verse TV carry it in high-definition.)
Shows on OWN network include: “Ask Oprah’s All Stars,” featuring Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Mehmet; “Oprah Presents Master Class,” highlighting inspiring stories from Jay-Z, Simon Cowell, Sidney Poitier, and among other guests; “Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes,” and “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star.”
OWN will also feature popular movies and original documentaries including the award-winning “Precious,” “Family Affair,” “Sons of Perdition,” and “Life 2.0.” Original two-hour documentaries produced by OWN feature actors Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker, Gabriel Byrne and Mariel Hemingway.