Oprah's network lays off stuff

By Drum Digital
20 March 2012

Oprah Winfrey's struggling television network, OWN, is laying off 30 workers and restructuring its operations in New York and Los Angeles.

Winfrey said in a statement Monday that the decision is a "tough" one. She says the economics of a startup cable network didn't fit with OWN's cost structure.

OWN launched in January 2011 as an ambitious new platform for Winfrey after stepping away from her long-running daytime talk show.

It has proved a rocky venture. Viewership for OWN shows have been largely unimpressive, and the network canceled Rosie O'Donnell's low-rated

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