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Combs wants to be the CNN of Music
NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-On Feb.25 2012 during the NBA All-Star Weekend, Sean “P-Diddy Combs” announced to the world that he was starting his own cable network while throwing up a Black power fist and shouting “Black Power.”
Well, now, it is official.
Combs’s new upstart cable network will be called Revolt TV.
The network, which is expected to launch in October with 25 million households, already has a distribution deal with Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable, and aims at trying to capture the attention of kids, who frequently surf YouTube for music videos.
While Combs intially wanted to buy an existing Comcast channel, he settled to launch his own service instead.
The Harlem Hip-Hop music moguel, who desires for his network to be the CNN of music says the network will target millennials that don’t have an outlet for music news and entertainment on cable.
And in order to give his network the strong journalism component it needs, Combs brilliantly hired former senior VP of ESPN and head of content development for the sports network Keith Clinkscales as the network’s CEO.
Clinkscale, who launched the digitial sports platform “the Shadow League” last summer, said the Revolt TV will “talk about music the way SportsCenter talks about sports.”
Eric D.Graham,a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Editor and Chief of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at email@example.com