TV One (US TV network)

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TV One
Current TV One Logo
LaunchedJanuary 19, 2004[1]
Owned byRadio One
NBCUniversal
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
SloganWhere Black Life Unfolds
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland, United States
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV328 (SD only)
Cable
Verizon FiOS271 (SD only)
Cable One334
IPTV
AT&T U-verse1157 (HD)
157 (SD)
 
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TV One
Current TV One Logo
LaunchedJanuary 19, 2004[1]
Owned byRadio One
NBCUniversal
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
SloganWhere Black Life Unfolds
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland, United States
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV328 (SD only)
Cable
Verizon FiOS271 (SD only)
Cable One334
IPTV
AT&T U-verse1157 (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 black 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, AT&T U-Verse, Insight, and other smaller cable television providers.

History[edit]

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. Rodgers explained:

Sen. Barack Obama running for president is a huge deal for TV One as it is for the black American community," Rodgers was quoted saying to the Associated Press. "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," Rodgers added. "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]

Programming[edit]

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Former[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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