TV One (U.S. TV network)
|Launched||January 19, 2004|
|Owned by||Radio One
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Slogan||Where Black Life Unfolds|
|Headquarters||Silver Spring, Maryland|
|Verizon FiOS||271 (SD)|
|Available on most other U.S. cable systems||Consult your local cable provider for channel availability|
|AT&T U-verse||1157 (HD)
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 February 2015, TV One is available to approximately 57 million pay television households (48.9% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.
TV One launched on January 19, 2004, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as a competitor to the longer-established Black Entertainment Television. At the time of its launch, the channel was in approximately 2.2 million homes in 16 markets. 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. In 2011, TV One's original co-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." 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. The program, News One Now, premiered on November 4, 2013.
In December 2014, Brad Siegel was hired as president of TV One. Siegel was formerly president of Turner Entertainment Networks, and vice chairman of Up TV, which he co-founded in 2004. In March 2015, Radio One announced a deal to buy out Comcast's 47.9% share of TV One for $550 million.
- Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?
- Celebrity Crime Files
- Fatal Attraction
- Find Our Missing
- G. Garvin: The Road Tour
- Hollywood Divas
- Life After
- Love That Girl!
- R&B Divas: Los Angeles
- R&B Divas: Atlanta
- The Rickey Smiley Show
- True Hollywood Stories
- Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin
News and information programming
- All About the Andersons
- All of Us
- Between Brothers
- Boston Public
- Cedric the Entertainer Presents
- City of Angels
- Day Break
- Divorce Court
- Everybody Hates Chris
- The Flip Wilson Show
- For Your Love
- Good News
- Half & Half
- Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
- The Hughleys
- In the House
- Judge Karen
- A Man Called Hawk
- Minor Adjustments
- New York Undercover
- On Our Own
- The PJs
- The Parent 'Hood
- Showtime at the Apollo
- Starting Over
- Wanda at Large
- Where I Live
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