9 Apr 2010

Oprah to have TV show on own channel

10:23 am on 9 April 2010

Talk show star Oprah Winfrey is to host a night-time programme on a cable TV channel she is launching in January.

The hour-long show, titled Oprah's Next Chapter, will screen on the Oprah Winfrey Network - late next year.

Last year, Winfrey, 56, announced her weekday talk show - syndicated in 145 countries - would end in September 2011 after 25 years on air.

OWN, a joint venture between Winfrey's Harpo Inc and Discovery Communications, will take the place of the Discovery Health Channel. It launches on 1 January.

The BBC reports the network will be available in around 80 million homes in the United States.