Legendary Magic Johnson & Sean Combs have a great track record for investing smart. Wish I could be a part of Magic documentaries & movie programs. What am I saying, everyone wish they could be apart of this great project. I see generations being inspired by majority black-owned networks.
Here's the article:
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by NBA great Magic Johnson and music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
Two of the networks are majority black-owned while two are majority American-Hispanic-owned, with all of them programming in English, the Philadelphia-based Comcast said.
It was unclear how much of an on-camera role, if any, Johnson and Combs might play on their respective network.
The new channels, which in all will total 10 rolling out in the next eight years, are part of an agreement reached by Comcast with the FCC and Department of Justice when it was allowed to become majority owner of NBCUniversal.
The networks announced Tuesday include:
— Aspire, to be led by Johnson in partnership with family-oriented channel GMC TV, will dedicate itself to enlightening and positive programming aimed at black families. It will air movies, documentaries, music and comedy, as well as faith and inspirational programs.
"Aspire will be a network that encourages and challenges African-Americans to reach for their dreams," said Johnson, adding that it "will celebrate our heritage, our groundbreaking achievements and the fearless talent that has shaped American culture."
It will launch this summer.
— Revolt, conceived by Combs and MTV veteran Andy Schuon, will have programming that includes music videos, live performances, music news and interviews.
"Revolt is the first channel created entirely from the ground up in this new era of social media," said Combs, who described the channel as "immediate, like today's social networks."
In a video posted on YouTube, Combs said Revolt will put artists in charge.
"It's your channel to do what you want to do, how you want to do it," he said, addressing them, with the result "uncut, raw, uncensored."
Revolt is scheduled to launch in 2013.
— El Rey, proposed by Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures executives John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, is designed to be an action-packed, general entertainment network for Latino and general audiences. The programming mix will include reality, scripted and animated series, and will feature Hispanic producers, celebrities and public figures.
"We are passionate about creating a wildly entertaining destination that we can be proud of by appealing to both Latino and mass market audiences," said Rodriguez, a successful filmmaker known for the "Spy Kids" films.
El Rey is scheduled to debut by January 2014.
— BabyFirst Americas, from Spanish-language TV veteran Constantino "Said" Schwarz, is designed for infants and very young children, as well as their parents. It will emphasize the importance of early development of verbal, math and motor skills, the network said.
"BabyFirst Americas aims to bring the essential academic building blocks for kindergarten readiness into the home," Schwarz said.
The first of the networks to arrive, it is planned to be on the air this April.
These four networks, and the six others yet to be announced, are being chosen from more than 100 proposals, Comcast said. Each will be added as part of Comcast's digital basic tier of service.
The company, which is the nation's largest cable TV provider, did not mention in its announcement other cable systems planning to carry the new networks.
Yeah I saw this yesterday.
I think it would do such a good service to the urban community if they would take a big block of their network time and use it for newsworthy issues.
Inner city people are some of the most ignorant folk when it comes to world events.
They dont know and dont care about whats going on around them because the stuff they watch and listen to is worth crap.
What do they watch? People screaming at each other, people dancing, people slapping each other, people cursing at each other, people singing and putting each other down. Or women dressed half-way and men ogling them. Ok fine.
But ask them to point to Yemen on a map and then ask them why its relevent.
Ask them how many people are in China and why its relevent.
Ask them how eating foods contatined in plastic containers is relevent to their little boys.
Ask them what is the Arab Spring and how it relates to the country they live in.
Ask them which really big case is going before the Supreme Court this summer and how it will effect them and how their ability to get in colleges and get well paying jobs.
Then ask why is it important who are the Supreme Justices that will be deciding these cases?
Then ask why is it important what kind of president is in the White House as it relates to who is appointed to become a Supreme Justice. ASK THEM. ASK THEM.
Most wont know.
Ask them what percentage of America are black people and how is it that for hundreds of years we have been the largest minority group in this country and now we have dropped down on that list.
Most wont know. Most wont care. They dont even know their ignorance will do them in.
But they will tell you that Breezy is gettin back with RihRih and how many babies Jeezy has and Amber and Whiz Kalifa are in love this year.
When I read that these guys were getting networks - I was so hopeful.
Then I saw what they plan to show. Entertainment and more entertainment. Its killing us.
But Hispanic people have all kinds of channels and some include all news channels. They inform their people.
Same thing for middle easterners they have news channels. They inform their people. They refuse to leave their people stupid.
But us...entertainment, entertainment, entertainment.
BET should have at least have 1/3 of their listings to be informative. At the least!
Same thing for these guys that are getting their own networks.
More of the same.
Well you can. The Word of God says in Deuteronomy 8:18,
But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. We don't have to look at the world and envy them what they are doing, we don't know how they got to that place. All we have to do is ask for wisdom and apply it.
Truly the Lord has blessed me with a platform to teach those in my care and I believe I use it.
Probably more than my kids would like me to. :)
But I would hope that those who have the position to get a network would use it wisely.
The bible says 'To whom much is given, much is required'.
So Diddy and these guys have a large platform to use and may they use it to do good. Not just entertain.
They are boule devil worshipers. It is not going to be for anything good. believe that.