Urban Movie Channel

AMC set to buy $60m-valued RLJ

AMC Networks is set to acquire outstanding shares of RLJ Entertainment not currently owned by the company or Robert L. Johnson, the founder of the streaming service. RLJ is a premium digital channels company, which serves audiences through OTT branded channels Acorn TV in the UK and the Urban Movie Channel (UMC). Currently, AMC owns […]

Urban Movie SVOD service names leader

Traci Otey Blunt will oversee the Urban Movie Channel after being named president of the US streaming service. UMC was launched in 2014 by RLJ Entertainment chairman and BET channel founder Robert Johnson. It is programmed with African American-skewing films, series and factual content. Blunt has been upped from executive VP, corporate marketing and corporate […]

BET founder launches Urban Movie Channel

Robert L. Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment will launch a new African American-skewing digital service, Urban Movie Channel, which will be programmed with drama, docs, comedy and horror programming. The streaming service will sit alongside Acorn TV, the British-skewed online US service that has Agatha Christie and other UK and English-language drama. RLJ will utilise its existing […]