TV One, the real-life and entertainment cable network targeting African American adults, today announced it is now more widely available to Comcast's Xfinity TV customers in the Chicago and Miami areas, with its recent move from the Digital Preferred to the Digital Starter tier of service.
TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) is designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of African American adults. Offering a unique array of original programming featuring entertainment, reality, relationships, lifestyle and public affairs, plus popular sitcoms, critically acclaimed dramas, and hit movies, TV One showcases and celebrates African American culture.
"We are delighted that so many more of Comcast's customers will now have access to TV One," said TV One Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing Michelle Rice. "We thank Comcast for its strong support and are confident we will continue to provide them with a channel that will serve their African American customers' entertainment interests and provide all their customers with a chance to experience and appreciate the breadth and depth of the African American culture."
"We've long recognized the important perspective, distinctive voice and compelling programming TV One offers to our customers," said David Jensen, Vice President of Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable. "We are pleased to expand its availability in the Chicago and Miami areas and to continue to broaden and strengthen the diverse lineup we deliver."
Comcast was an early supporter of and original investor in TV One, whose programming includes a combination of original real-life and entertainment programming designed to showcase a broad range of African American culture, issues and new trends; classic comedy series like Martin, Good Times, Living Single, The Jeffersons and Sanford & Son; and top-notch recent and classic movies.
TV One's original programming includes its top-rated reality series LisaRaye: The Real McCoy, following the exploits of the beautiful, outspoken star of film and television and former First Lady of the Turks and Caicos as she moves forward with her new life in Hollywood; the NAACP Image Award-winning music bio series Unsung, which celebrates the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, over the years have been under-recognized or under-appreciated; and the "much buzzed about" docu-series Life After, which explores intriguing celebrities from the perspective of the turning points that have forever changed their lives. Original programming also includes The Ultimate Merger, in which Toccara, the vivacious and voluptuous fashion model and television personality, will be seeking her soul mate and will put a cadre of 12 hot, successful bachelors through a gauntlet of tests designed to play upon their weaknesses, test their business acumen, measure their seductive strengths, and draw out their true intentions; TV One on One with Cathy Hughes, featuring interviews with some of the most intriguing and newsworthy public figures and celebrities in America today; and the hour-long Sunday morning public affairs series Washington Watch with Roland Martin, that focuses on issues critical to African Americans.
Additionally, TV One recently launched its first original scripted series, Love That Girl!, starring Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Phil Morris (Seinfeld) as a young divorcee who returns home to southern California for a fresh start and a career in her father's real estate business and gets more than she bargained for when her unemployed brother moves in. The network also offers high-impact specials, like the top-rated TV One Night Only: Live From the Essence Music Festival, which captures performances over three nights from the main stage from the top African American music festival in the country and features artists like Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, and Gladys Knight, to name just a few; and the prestigious Trumpet Awards, which honors African American achievement.
About TV One
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves nearly 53 million households throughout the U.S., offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves more than 10.3 million U.S. households. TV One is a joint venture owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK); www.comcast.com], one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.