Direct TV Launches Newest African-American Network
Dish Network is set to launch Punch TV, a new african-american television network. The 90 percent African American owned company has been conceived “to be a vehicle to address the unmet entertainment needs of the country’s 41+ million African Americans”. What will set this network apart from the likes of BET and TVOne?
“In contrast” Mr. Collins continues, “Punch TV Network” targets its audiences based upon psychographics and not merely demographics. As a family-based network, we offer programming for all ages. However, from a psychographic perspective, we offer programming that is designed to quench African American’s thirst for innovative programming.” [Read more]
The network has reached out to other major cable providers like Comcast. You can check out www.punchtv.net to peep what they have in store. So far, Sheryl Lee Ralph has been added to contribute to the network. Thoughts?
Kerry Washington & Columbus Short Star in ABC’s ‘Scandal’
Actress Kerry Washington will be playing Olivia Pope, a former media relations consultant to the President in ABC’s upcoming television series called Scandal. The series is based on a true story and revolves around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. The show is written by Shonda Rhimes, the creator of ABC’s current hit drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Peep the teaser above! You’ll also see actor Columbus Short in the video too. Gon’ head, y’all! Will be sure to check this out after they announce a premiere date.
MEKHI PHIFER IN TORCHWOOD
Imagine if in a span of 24 hours, not one person dies in the world, but then no one else dies after that? This summer, STARZ is will be premiering a new drama television series, Torchwood: Miracle Day. In the show, Mekhi Phifer plays a man who gets in a fatal accident where a pole is lodged through his chest, but for some odd reason he doesn’t die. Torchwood is set to debut on July 8 at 10pm ET/PT on STARZ. What if this were to happen in real life? World population would go bananas!