OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), named after Oprah Winfrey, is an American specialty channel owned by Harpo Productions and Discovery Communications. It debuted on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes, replacing the former Discovery Health Channel.
OWN programming includes a mix of original programs, strips, specials, original documentaries and acquired movies. OWN transmits broadcasts in both standard-definition resolution (480i) and high-definition resolution (1080i). On March 2, 2011 Dish Network announced it would add the HD version.