Oprah Winfrey Network or mostly known as OWN is an American TV channel. Discovery inc and Harpo studios own the network jointly. In the year 2011, the channel made its debut as a television network. The channel replaced a popular channel called Discovery Health Channel. The channel airs non-scripted programming related to lifestyle and some scripted shows as well as sitcoms. African American crowd is the targeted audience of their original content. OWN is extremely popular in the United States.
During 2005, the CEO of Discovery Communications planned to relaunch the channel Discovery health with another co-partner. During the initial years OWN struggled to gain viewership. Gradually the channel started to grab the attention of the audience. In 2011, the channel aired a show called ‘Welcome to sweetie pie’s’ which is happened to be the channel’s highest rated show till date.
Why Is OWN popular?
There are plenty of reasons to watch this channel. The exciting and rich contents of the network made it highly popular amongst the audience. OWN is mostly popular for featuring contents related to lifestyle and few scripted original shows. It also re-runs the shows of the Harpo studios. From 2014 onwards the channel’s primary focus was featuring ‘Marathons’. Apart from Marathon, it features various series along with the repeat telecast during the night hours. The channel features several talks shows during the morning hours, such as Rachel Ray, Dr. Phil, The Nate Berkus show, etc.
OWN Network on Hulu
Hulu is not overrated at all. The podium is living up to its hype. The library of Hulu consists of thousands of movies, shows and some of the very popular network. Hulu almost gives you a television-like experience. On Hulu, you may not be able to watch the live telecast of the shows but you can definitely binge watch the pre-recorded shows on Hulu. Like other popular networks, OWN is available on Hulu. If you enjoy watching the channel then you can simply subscribe to Hulu and start watching. Below is the list of the OWN network’s shows which are available on Hulu:
- Queen Sugar
- If loving you is wrong
- Love thy neighbor
- The Paynes
- Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots
The user interface of Hulu is pretty much user-friendly and the subscription packages of Hulu are pretty budget friendly. Pay $5.99 every month if you opt for the basic plan. The basic is plan is ad-supported and comes with a free trial period of one month. Isn’t that great? The next plan which is completely ad-free charges you $11.99 per month and it also provides you a free trial period of one month. You are allowed to switch or cancel plans anytime you want. These plans give you access to the entire Hulu library! Taking about OWN live, right now the channel is not available. We hope Hulu add this much-demanded network on its channel lineup.
OWN has a huge fan base and popularity. The talk shows and the series it airs are quite intriguing. You can subscribe to Hulu as the channel and its shows are available on the platform.