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    Both Magic Johnson And P.Diddy Are Launching Their Own TV Network

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...annel-too.html


    Time to move over, Oprah! Magic Johnson launches TV network for African-Americans (while P. Diddy plans a new channel too)

    -Johnson aims 'Aspire' at African-American audience
    -Diddy making music network 'Revolt' with MTV man
    -Taking risk given trouble faced by Winfrey Network



    It’s three decades since Magic Johnson started shooting in the NBA, while Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs released his first record 15 years ago.

    Now the sporting and music icons are both set to enter the TV industry by launching their own U.S. networks over the next two years.

    The ideas are bullish as celebrity networks are far from a guaranteed success, given the poor ratings plaguing the Oprah Winfrey Network.





    We'll learn from those who have gone before us,’ Johnson told the LA Times. ‘We understand the landscape and we will run a sound business.’

    Former L.A. Lakers star Johnson said ‘Aspire’ will feature positive images of African-Americans, be aimed at black viewers and launched in June.

    t will ‘encourage and challenges African-Americans to reach for their dreams’ and ‘celebrate our heritage and achievements,’ said Johnson, 52.

    ‘I’m most excited about Aspire creating opportunities for the new voices, new visions and the next generation of storytellers,’ he added.

    Johnson - enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 - wants a mix of film, TV, music, comedy, performing arts and faith shows on Aspire.

    He also wants the 24-hour channel to also offer opportunities for black people who have struggled to find work in mainstream Hollywood.

    Johnson was a three-time NBA most-valuable player and his astonishing success on the court has almost been matched off it.

    The five-time NBA champion and communications graduate runs a charitable foundation and is chairman of the holding company behind Vibe magazine.

    Johnson may find strong competition in Black Entertainment Television, which is the most-viewed TV network targeting young African-Americans.

    Meanwhile Grammy award-winning rapper Combs is planning to launch the ‘Revolt’ network with MTV veteran Andy Schuon next year.




    ‘Revolt is the first channel created entirely from the ground up in this new era of social media,’ said Combs, once known as Puff Daddy.

    ‘Revolt will be live, like all great moments in television history,’ he added. ‘It will also be immediate, like today’s social networks.’

    It will have programming that includes music videos, live performances, music news and interviews and Combs wants to put artists in charge.

    The channels were both announced as part of a package of four minority- owned networks being launched by Comcast on its cable TV systems.

    Others include El Rey, proposed by Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures executives John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa.



    Rodriguez is known for the ‘Spy Kids’ films and the network for Latino and general audiences is being billed as 'action-packed'.

    Meanwhile a fourth network is BabyFirst Americas, from Spanish-language TV veteran Constantino ‘Said’ Schwarz, for infants and young children.

    It will emphasise the importance of early development of verbal, maths and learning to perform movements, the network said.

    Winfrey's network has been plagued by weak ratings and internal shifts, and she took over as CEO last July in attempt to refocus its direction.

    There were attempts to get back ratings with comedian Rosie O'Donnell's show launched in October, but that soon lost half its audience to 200,000
    To think 2 African Americans and 2 Latinos are getting their own network because of a minority package deal from Comcast.lol

    I think Magic Johnson's network might be successful but not Diddys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalBornRidah View Post
    Magic Johnson launches TV network for African-Americans and P. Diddy plans a channel too | Mail Online



    To think 2 African Americans and 2 Latinos are getting their own network because of a minority package deal from Comcast.lol

    I think Magic Johnson's network might be successful but not Diddys.
    Ask yourself this question.

    Who looks for TV for entertainment needs these days?

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    not something that will spark my interest, their are multiple avenues where i can find news already

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    Diddy got so much money he don't even know what to do with that shit now

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