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RedBox adds Mansa Mix, Ultimate Classic Wrestling

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainmentcompany, has added two new Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television (FAST) channels to its Free Live TV service in the US. Mansa Mix, the destination for the best in Black culture and entertainment, and Ultimate Classic Wrestling, featuring classic wrestling matches, are now streaming completely free through the Redbox […]

November 15, 2023

Alterior, Beats From Heaven and Food Music & Vibes drop on discovery+

Renowned Director Blitz Bazawule, of The Burial of Kojo, Beyoncé’s Black Is King and the upcoming Warner Bros film The Color Purple, celebrated three young, emerging Black British filmmakers who will debut their short films on discovery+ today as part of Black Britain Unspoken. Part of Warner Bros Discovery Access, the talent development programme for […]

October 6, 2023

Sky acquires Afro hair doc from Fola Evans-Akingbola

Sky UK&I has announced the acquisition of Untold Stories: Hair On Set, a new documentary revealing the untold story of Afro hair on film sets, by British actress and filmmaker, Fola Evans-Akingbola (Ten Percent, The Night Agent). The acquisition comes as Sky UK&I announces a new commitment that all productions for Sky Original programming with […]

September 26, 2023

The Black Book comes to Netflix

Anakle Films is set to release Nigeria’s biggest-budget independent film to date, The Black Book. The movie will debut on Netflix on September 22nd and features an ensemble cast of some of Africa’s most well-known actors, including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Alex Usifo, Sam Dede, Denola Grey, Shaffy Bello and Ireti Doyle. The Black Book delves into […]

September 18, 2023

C4 reveals Black In Business beneficiaries

Channel 4 and Lloyds Bank have revealed the five Black-owned companies which will benefit from business support and free TV advertising as part of their Black In Business initiative. In addition to receiving £100,000 worth of airtime, each of the five business owners will also have a TV advert made for them and six months […]

September 8, 2023

Brightcove powers In The Black Network AVoD

Brightcove, the streaming technology company, has been selected by In The Black Network (ITBN) to power its AVoD streaming service scheduled to launch this October. ITBN is a new OTT venture founded and led by former Fox Soul General Manager James DuBose. The network focuses on streaming content that showcases and amplifies Black storytellers and […]

September 7, 2023

Report: Representation key in choosing what to watch

Samba TV, a provider of omniscreen data and measurement, has released its State of Diversity on TV report, an analysis of representation across top TV shows of 2023 and how that representation impacts viewership. As the US grows in diversity, content creators, marketers, and advertisers have an opportunity to boost engagement with programming decisions like […]

June 21, 2023

NBCUniversal, Group Black partnership

Group Black, a media company a collective of Black-owned media, and NBCUniversal have announced that they will be entering an exclusive partnership aimed to amplify Black-led content. Through Black Excellence 365, NBCUniversal has curated a collection of Black-led and diverse content for exclusive marketing and sale by Group Black, growing full-year advertising opportunity and investment […]

June 19, 2023

AMC Networks promotes Molloy at ALLBLK and WE tv

AMC Networks has announced a strategic realignment of its ALLBLK and WE tv programming and development group. Company veteran Angela Molloy has been promoted to senior vice president, development & original production, unscripted, ALLBLK/WE tv, reporting to Brett Dismuke, head of content for ALLBLK and WE tv. Molloy, who was previously vice president of development […]

June 6, 2023

KushCinema streaming platform for Black cinema

KushCinema is a new streaming platform set to offer the best of Black cinema content in a one-stop-shop online platform. KushCinema is founded by Marlon Palmer who is also Founder and MD of Kush Films, a film exhibition/distribution company that champions black films in UK cinema. Palmer commented: “On the 19th of May 2023 we […]

April 18, 2023