TV One (US TV network)

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TV One
Current TV One Logo
Launched January 19, 2004[1]
Owned by Radio One
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Where Black Life Unfolds
Headquarters Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Website Official website
DirecTV 328 (SD only)
Dish Network 680 (SD only)
Verizon FiOS 271 (SD only)
Cable One 334
AT&T U-verse 1157 (HD)
157 (SD)

TV One is an American cable and satellite television channel based in Silver Spring, Maryland and owned by Radio One and Comcast Corporation. Launched on January 19, 2004,[1] it is a channel that targets African American adults with a broad range of programming, including original lifestyle and entertainment-oriented shows, documentaries, movies, and concert performances. It also features reruns of sitcoms from the 1970s through the 2000s, such as The Jeffersons, Amen, A Different World, Good Times, Living Single, Martin and Eve.

As of August 2013, approximately 57,419,000 American households (50.28% of households with television) receive TV One.[2] They may receive the channel via DirecTV, Comcast, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse, Insight, and other smaller cable television providers.


On July 7, 2008, Johnathan Rodgers, president and CEO of TV One, announced that the network planned to break from its usual entertainment programming to provide extensive coverage of the Democratic National Convention in August. However, the network didn't plan any coverage of the Republican National Convention.

"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]
'Logo used from January 2004 to August 2012.

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]

It was announced on July 9, 2013, that TV One would debut its first live one-hour, weekday morning news program with Roland S. Martin as the host.[5] Titled News One Now, the program premiered on November 4, 2013.[6]





  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". 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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