Report: Diddy To Launch African American TV Network

Published: Tuesday 24th Jan 2012 by David

From making music to starring in movies, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is most certainly a jack of all trades.

Now, following the success of his MTV show ‘Making Da Band’ ,reports indicate he is ready to make the transition from TV star to network producer, with the launch of his own cable channel.

Details below…

According to Broadcasting & Cable, the lifestyle ambassador is to launch the ‘Revolt’ channel on December 12th 2012 with support from MTV programming chief Andy Schoun.

Aimed at African American audiences, the well funded venture is said to be aided by Time Warner Cable and  Comcast, who have confirmed the launch of  new Afro/Hispanic centric channels by January 2013, of which ‘Revolt’ is believed to be a part of.

Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for more on this developing story.

Does Diddy have your support?

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  1. Those That Cannot Do, Stan January 24, 2012

    If it didn’t work for Oprah it sure won’t work for Diddy. I can only imagine it as an even more insulting version of BET.

  2. Lax January 24, 2012

    He’s Dressed to the Hilts!

  3. MISHKA January 24, 2012

    Nice, Diddy, nice!

  4. Steffon January 24, 2012

    Very nice

  5. JP January 24, 2012

    I already love me some Diddy (as a business man, entertainment personality and his artistic direction with Danity Kane and Dirty Money)

    So if he is starting an endeavor to promote Black entertainment, I’m def 100% in support of him and his project.

  6. kimberly January 24, 2012

    @ Those that cannot understand…….. You are such an idiot. instead of wishing well on a hardworking black man, you are doubting his capabilities. Sometimes i wonder and wonder about some of yall morals, and how sucessful yall are in your dailly living.
    Anyway, go diddy, nice to see you take another step. risks make you who you are. don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone like some I know that just don’t seem to improve year after year. the same s*** they serve the idiots like themselves.

  7. Von Tae’ January 24, 2012

    Diddy is just an AMAZING man who is a money making genious ! Can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeves !

  8. Another Star January 24, 2012

    Get It Mr.Combs!!!! Love You Honey With All Of That S*** Chocolate Up In That Suit.I Love To See Black Success.

  9. Those That Cannot Do, Stan January 24, 2012

    @Kimberly

    Grow up. My comment doesn’t need to satisy you, be mature enough to comprehend that. If you’re really questioning morals based on an accurate and logical statement that examines the reality of the current black entertainment media, Oprah’s success in launching her network and Diddy’s own track record with managing groups then you’re in denial. Perhaps if more people were honest and dilligent with these individuals they wouldn’t end up hurting themselves on ventures they can not be fully successful at…if you believe he can then good for you. They call that an opinion…you have one. Whee.

  10. Kingphoenix January 24, 2012

    Excited to see the outcome, but hopefully didn’t wont just use this as a format to promote him and his and actually produce a quality product, because we need this since Bet has been very dry

  11. ANNE January 24, 2012

    Good luck to him and don’t count Oprah out yet. Her programming has improved a lot lately. She is stepping her game up. We should support both by tuning in and spreading the word about shows you enjoy.

  12. mobwife January 24, 2012

    He needs to stay away from MTV’s ppl period! I am very excited about this development. It’s time for ppl of color especially black folks to pull it together. Ppl are constantly complaining about the quality of music, videos, movies but when you own and control nothing you really have nothing to say!

    “Revolt”…get it Diddy!!

  13. mobwife January 24, 2012

    @ANNE

    Oprah caan’t be trusted. She had an agenda, thought that crap was going to fly, now she’s looking for “certain” ppl to come and bail her out. The same ppl she wouldn’t include in her inital programming. Screw her……Get it Diddy!

  14. T January 24, 2012

    Im in support of his project. but I hope he can be stable with it and produce television worth watching. and for people comparing him to Oprah, that’s completely different. She took a 1 hour show and tried to make it into a 24 hour network. He is doing entertainment, but if his focus is the black and Hispanic audience he has to put forth the effort to draw a mass audience From BET, TV one, and centric viewing. which means his shows will compete with theirs. All i have to say is go for it hard Diddy. Side note I really think another version of TRL is needed to help promote R&B/hip hop music. Every since all the stations stop showing music programming during prime time airing R&B artist struggle to get their material out there. 106 and park only shows 10 videos. between 2000-and 2008 R&B sales were a lot better. mostly because artist music would be played all day and they would go between 106 and TRL to promote. and other MTV,BET,and VH1 shows.

  15. Royalkev January 24, 2012

    This man may be a lot of things, but inspiring is damn sure one of them. He is always the first to take chances and lead his peers. Everyone that’s doing their own clothing line, opening up restaurants and launching a new fragrance seems to all be following the Diddy path. I have nothing bad to say about his business acumen. This step into controlling things behind the scenes in music entertainment is absolutely necessary. If African Americans were more involved in promotion and programming it would be a big difference in terms of what this industry has become. Now with the presence of R&B fading on the charts, this could not have come at a better time. Diddy is a courageous man and I love that he’s giving so many artists this outlet to have their work seen and heard. #RespectDiddy!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  16. number1k9 January 24, 2012

    I read on PerezHilton…. That ‘Revolt’ is aimed at being like an old school MUSIC TELEVISION network. I didn’t read nothing over there about it being directed at a specifc demographic (black and hispanic)….

    I would love for Diddy to bring back the ideas of MTV from the past. Since MTV has completely given up on its music programming. Like really name me 5 current music programs that MTV currently airs?

    I bet you cannont. Well if this is going to be like a revamped old school MTV…. MUSIC programming… I will definitely be tuning in. Plus Diddy as much as I hate to say it, bring back Making The Band… And try to make another female group–>I miss Danity Kane, but the journey was still really entertaining!

  17. 123456 January 24, 2012

    i hope, he wont promote santanic music

  18. Ny January 26, 2012

    You have all this money and now yout bored how about instead of making a African channel you actually give the money to Africa

  19. thang January 28, 2012

    good look my dude cant stand the f****** garbage BET of what is became after sold to viacom s*** I need my RNB RAP VIDEO BACK AND BRING BACK MAKING THE BAND 2 that s*** was hilarOUS!!

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