NewsOne Becomes Black America Today and Expands to Two-Hour Format
(Photo Credits: Johnny Nunez for TV One) Host and Managing Editor of Black America Today Roland Martin, Director of When Love Kills Tasha Smith, TV One President Brad Siegel and Stars of The Manns David and Tamela Mann
TV ONE REPRESENTS WITH EXPANDED MORNING NEWS, CURRENT AFFAIRS AND LIFESTYLE LINE-UP, PLUS INCREASED COMMITMENT TO FAMILY REALITY AND TRUE CRIME & JUSTICE SHOWS DURING 2017 UPFRONT PRESENTATION
NewsOne Now Becomes Black America Today and Expands to Two-Hour Format; Joined by Daily Lifestyle Talker in Late 3Q17; Academy Award Winner Viola Davis EP's New Investigative Series and Benjamin Crump Hosts Original Series on Wrongful Convictions to Build Out Network's True Crime & Justice Programming Slate
Photo Credits: Johnny Nunez for TV One
(NEW YORK – APRIL 21, 2017) – Showcasing its 4Q17-2018 programming line-up to the advertising community, TV One unveiled a very focused slate of originals during its annual Upfront presentation at Current located in Chelsea Piers yesterday. Fulfilling the promise to “REPRESENT the many facets of Black Culture past, present and future,” President Brad Siegel announced the network will present a more focused and targeted programming schedule that reinforces TV One’s commitment to the news and stories that matter in the Black community; authentic, relatable unscripted programming; true crime & justice; as well as original movies that tell bigger and more important stories.
“Our goal is to provide our discerning audience of information-conscious influencers with more of what they are looking for in original films, family reality, true crime and justice content,” said Brad Siegel, TV One’s President. “This will offer advertisers more opportunities to be seen in the positive environment of our popular, quality appointment television offerings.”
Beginning in 3Q17, TV One will enhance its live morning news, current affairs and lifestyle programming by expanding to three hours of live television, beginning with an expanded version of News One Now, hosted by Roland S. Martin, from 7-9 am ET. Later this year, the show will undergo a name and format change to complement the increased time slot to become Black America Today, the only daily news show that covers the issues that matter to the African American community.
TV ONE PRESENTS STORIES OF PERSEVERANCE, LOVE AND TRIUMPH WITH 2017-2018 SLATE OF ORIGINAL MOVIES
Biopics on the lives of Xscape, Bobbi Kristina, The DeBarge Family and
Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Among Network's Original Film Offerings
(SILVER SPRING, MD – APRIL 21, 2017) – TV One has announced its 4Q17-2018 slate of original movies, focusing on storytelling that will promote culturally authentic stories that inspire as well as entertain viewers and further strengthen the network’s goal to be the premiere destination for relevant programming geared toward the African American community.
“We are so excited to produce and present such a wide range of original films that expand the narrative of our community,”said D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s SVP, Original Programming & Production. “Because music is in our DNA, it plays an integral part of our original movie programming strategy.”
Capitalizing on the success of last year’s original movie offerings, TV One will produce a well-rounded offering of films ranging from bio-pics, historical films and holiday fare.