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BBN signs Verizon VOD deal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Dec 2009 14:22 User comments (6)

BBN signs Verizon VOD deal The Black Broadcasting Network (BBN) has announced signing a deal with Verizon FiOS TV that will be the startup network's first distribution deal.
The network is aimed at the "urban" 18-35 demographic, and will include mainly Black and Hispanic-themed entertainment and "variety programming." Additionally, the station will offer sporting highlights from historically black colleges and universities as well as many boxing events.

"We are excited about our affiliation with Verizon FiOS TV," adds Black Broadcasting Network's Chairman and CEO Ricky Anderson. "This day established our existence in Broadcast Cable. The Network will focus on programming that is appealing, interesting, entertaining and culturally relevant to urban viewers today."

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6 user comments

124.12.2009 23:57

The "Black Broadcasting Network"? Wow...

228.12.2009 21:03

Bet ,a bunch of Spanish only channels ,and now this. Complete sh!t. I thought the blacks quote / unquote were against racism ?what would you call this? Hmm!

329.12.2009 11:18

To XdjxedxdX, How many channels on your television are run,owned, and feature mostly white actors ? Personally I think that its just a matter of leveling the playing field. How often do YOU sit back and scan the channels for a movie or sitcom that features mostly minorities? Now you see if you don't purposely look for this sort of thing you would never know it was missing. So with that said can you honestly say that the media is giving equal time to minorities on the major networks? Lets not even talk about the Big Screen

44.1.2010 13:51

Originally posted by XdjxedxdX:
Bet ,a bunch of Spanish only channels ,and now this. Complete sh!t. I thought the blacks quote / unquote were against racism ?what would you call this? Hmm!
Don't get mad at a race of people, get mad at whoever's making the channel if you think it's a dumb idea.

522.1.2010 2:16

Originally posted by XdjxedxdX:
Bet ,a bunch of Spanish only channels ,and now this. Complete sh!t. I thought the blacks quote / unquote were against racism ?what would you call this? Hmm!

622.1.2010 2:20

I would call it Black Enterprise! There is nothing racist here. Connan O'brien just got 40 Mil for not being funny. I wonder what you would call that. Just asking!

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