LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The long anticipated launch of REVOLT TV took place at 8pm EST today when chairman and founder Sean Combs officially turned on the channel from the steps of Notorious B.I.G.'s childhood home in Brooklyn. Following his introduction, the channel launched by playing its first music video, Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 hit "Juicy."
"There was never a question about what video would be on the air when REVOLT went live," said Combs. "Biggie and I had this dream. We set off on a journey together. He was my partner. He was fearless. He inspires me. And today, Biggie will help to launch REVOLT. Today, that dream becomes a reality."
Visit http://www.youtube.com/revolttv to see the first few moments of the network launch. "We have spent the past two years building towards this exciting launch, and today marks the beginning of an amazing journey for us and for the music industry," said REVOLT TV president Andy Schuon.
The programming set to launch in the network's first week includes:
The Gate of REVOLT
The Gate of Revolt is visual poetry in the form of hip hop videos.
In Harms Way
Each day Andy Harms, your host, pulls together the national playlist of emerging music primarily from the rock and alternative genres...giving you everything In Harms Way.
REVOLT Authorized (Live)
REVOLT AUTHORIZED Live is committed to curating the hottest music videos. Music video blocks on TV have never been created live, in real time until now.
REVOLT TV also confirmed today two live programs that will appear in early January, "REVOLT Live" and "Power to the People." "We are embarking on an historical and important day, as we launch a live 24/7 music organization featuring the voices of the artist and the news of the music industry," said CEO Keith Clinkscales.
Debuting today on Comcast's Xfinity TV and Time Warner Cable, the new multi-platform, multi-genre music network will roll out nationwide in Florida, New York, Los Angeles, with Chicago with other regions across the country launching soon. Visit www.revolt.tv to confirm local channel listings. Follow REVOLT TV in social media for continued artist interviews, music news, and programming updates.
Current hosts for REVOLT TV include: Amrit Singh, Hannah Rad, Sibley Scoles, DJ Damage, Sharon Carpenter, Lawrence Jackson and Andy Harms. Additional hosts to be announced, including a prospective host from the global social media casting announced in September 2013.
ABOUT REVOLT MEDIA & TV
REVOLT, www.revolt.tv, is the new #1 name in music. Launched on October 2013 on Comcast's Xfinity TV and Time Warner Cable, the multi-genre, multi-platform music network delivers music news in real-time, and the best of the best in music programming. A "social by design" network built to play at the speed of social media, REVOLT is live, direct, and always on - anytime, anywhere, any screen. Connect with REVOLT now through social media: Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Tumblr.
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