Revolt (TV network)

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Revolt TV 2020.png
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide (select areas)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
OwnerRevolt Media & TV
LaunchedOctober 21, 2013 (2013-10-21)
Streaming media
Sling TVInternet Protocol television
DirecTV NowInternet Protocol television
FuboTVInternet Protocol television
PhiloInternet Protocol television

Revolt is an American music-oriented digital cable television network founded by Sean "Diddy" Combs and Andy Schuon that launched on October 21, 2013. It is also a YouTube channel.[1]


First logo, used until 2020

As part of its arrangement to acquire a minority interest in NBCUniversal, Comcast Corporation committed to carry several minority-owned networks.[2] The arrangement followed pressure led by Maxine Waters in congressional hearings.[3]

In April 2011, Comcast solicited proposals for minority owned networks.[4] In February 2012, Comcast announced distribution arrangements for four networks, including Revolt.[5] The four announced networks and six forthcoming stations are being chosen from among in excess of 100 proposals to begin airing by 2020.[6]

On October 1, 2013, the network announced that it would debut in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago on October 21.[7]


AT&T U-verse added the SD channel on July 27, 2015 and the HD channel on November 24, 2015. DirecTV added it on December 24, 2015.[8]


Revolt is primarily dedicated to Urban contemporary music, with music video blocks comprising the majority of the network's afternoon schedule. Revolt's original programming also has also covered social justice issues targeting African Americans.[9]

Revolt Films[edit]

Revolt Films is a separate entity from the network, using the same name for brand association. It specializes in developing, producing, and financing films and original television content. Its first full-length feature film was Lawless.[10][11] Other credits include Dope.[12]


  1. ^ "REVOLT - YouTube". YouTube.
  2. ^ Stelter, Brian (February 20, 2012). "Hip Hop Mogul to Unveil Plan for Music Cable Channel". The New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Braxton, Greg and Meg James (February 21, 2012). "Laker legend to launch a TV network:Magic Johnson's channel, Aspire, will be carried by Comcast and focus on blacks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Jensen, David (April 4, 2011). "Comcast Begins Effort to Launch 10 Independent Networks". Comcast. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (February 21, 2012). "Comcast to Launch Networks Backed by Sean Combs, Magic Johnson and Robert Rodriguez". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "Comcast to start new minority-owned cable channels". Sports Illustrated. February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Hahn, Bryan (October 1, 2013). "Prepare Yourself. Revolt TV Hits All Platforms In LA, NY, Chicago October 21st". The Source. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  8. ^ REVOLT TV Enters Distribution Deal With DIRECTV Street Insider, December 24, 2015
  9. ^ "On TV - REVOLT".
  10. ^ Brown, Taiwan. "Revolt Films Presents Lawless". Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Block, Alex Ben (October 21, 2013). "Sean 'Diddy' Combs Betting Big on Revolt TV". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  12. ^ Harvey, Dennis (January 24, 2015). "Sundance Film Review: 'Dope'". Variety. Retrieved September 16, 2015.

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