TV One (US TV network)

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TV One
TV One.svg
Launched January 19, 2004[1]
Owned by Radio One
NBCUniversal
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Where Black Life Unfolds
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Silver Spring, Maryland
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 328 (SD)
Cable
Verizon FiOS 271 (SD)
Available on most other U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider for channel availability
IPTV
AT&T U-verse 1157 (HD)
157 (SD)

TV One is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned as a joint venture between Radio One and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, TV One's programming targets African American adults with a broad mix of original lifestyle and entertainment-oriented series, documentaries, movies, concert performances, and reruns of sitcoms from the 1970s through the 2000s. As of August 2013, TV One is available to approximately 57,419,000 pay television households (50.28% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.[2]

History[edit]

Original TV One logo used from January 2004 to August 2012.

TV One launched on January 19, 2004,[1] as a competitor to the longer-established Black Entertainment Television. On July 7, 2008, the network's president and CEO Johnathan Rodgers announced that TV One would provide extensive coverage of the Democratic National Convention that August. However, the network did not plan any coverage of the Republican National Convention. Rodgers stated the reason behind the move: "Sen. Barack Obama running for president is a huge deal for TV One as it is for the black American community. Black Americans have fallen in love with his candidacy, his family ... we will be covering the Democratic convention all the time. My audience is 93% black. I serve my audience."[3]

In 2011, TV One's original owner Comcast acquired NBCUniversal, effectively integrating TV One and the other Comcast Entertainment Group channels into NBCUniversal's portfolio.

In August 2012, TV One updated its on-air look and logo, as part of a plan to "tell stories about how African-American life unfolds and to distinguish it from a growing number of competitors."[4] On July 9, 2013, TV One announced that it would debut its first live one-hour, weekday morning news program that would be hosted by journalist Roland S. Martin.[5] The program, News One Now, premiered on November 4, 2013.[6]

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

Syndicated reruns[edit]

News and information programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

Acquired programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Prince, Richard (January 19, 2004). "TV One Launches, With Adding Markets a Challenge". The Robert C. Maynard Institute. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 23, 2013). "List of How Many Homes Each Cable Networks Is In - Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of August 2013". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Balta, Victor (July 9, 2008). "Network Commits to Obama-only Coverage". comcast.net. Retrieved July 20, 2008. 
  4. ^ "TV One Rebrands Around Storytelling". The Hollywood Reporter. June 20, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 9, 2013). "Roland S. Martin to Host 'News One Now', TV One's First Daily News Program". TV by the Numbers. 
  6. ^ "TV One Sets Premiere of "News One Now" with Host and Managing Editor Roland S. Martin, Monday, November 4, 9AM/ET". The Futon Critic (Press release). October 24, 2013. 

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