Everybody is starting their own network nowadays!
Diddy has announced he is launching a new network called ‘REVOLT.’ Tyler Perry is starting his own network called ‘TylerVison.’ And Magic Johnson also has a network project he’s working on which he has titled ‘Aspire.’
Keep reading for the details… Media mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is working to start his own network called ‘REVOLT.’ REVOLT is designed to have programming inspired by music and pop culture, including music videos, live performances, music news, and interviews and will incorporate social media interaction for music artists and fans. The network has entered into an agreement to launch in 2013.
According to the network:
REVOLT is a revolution in music on television, a place where artists and their viewers come together and engage with technology and social media. It’s a channel where new artists can share their work in the way it was meant to be: raw, uncut, and uncensored. REVOLT was selected by Comcast to be the first music network to truly leverage the power of social media, fueling the live music dialogue and influencing the music culture for the video-centric generation.
Comcast will carry the network in various markets, while rival cable TV provider Time Warner is in talks to pick it up.
Check out Diddy announcing his new network below:
Tyler Perry hit up Jay Leno’s show recently and confirmed he will be starting his own cable network titled TylerVision.
“Everything I’ve done—every film I’ve done, all the television shows—it’s all about positivity, inspiration, uplifting people. I wanted to start a network where you could turn it on for five minutes or five hours and be uplifted because there are so many that’s bringing us down.”
We reported back in August that Tyler was in the works of his new cable network.
Check out Tyler talking to Jay Leno about his network:
Magic Johnson is also starting his own cable network called ‘Aspire.’ Aspire will be delivering enlightening, entertaining and positive programming to African-Americans families, including movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts, and faith and inspirational programs. Aspire will celebrate the successes, achievements and accomplishments of the African-American community and create new opportunities for the next generation of African-American visionaries.
Magic commented on Aspire saying:
“Aspire will be a network that encourages and challenges African-Americans to reach for their dreams and will appeal to all generations. Aspire will celebrate our heritage, our groundbreaking achievements and the fearless talent that has shaped American culture. I’m most excited about Aspire creating opportunities for the new voices, new visions and the next generation of storytellers.”
And don’t forget about Bounce TV which was launched to target an older demographic than BET (whose audience skews younger and favors hip-hop videos).