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Charter, TV One Extend Distribution Deal

Charter and TV One have reached a new multi-year distribution deal that will keep the African-American targeted channel on Charter systems around the country.

Under the terms of the agreement, Charter subscribers will continue to receive TV One content including such shows as R&B Divas and Unsung, as well as the NAACP Image Awards, according to network officials.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Charter in serving this highly-desired audience with our diverse content offering.” said Michelle L. Rice, Executive Vice President Content Distribution and Marketing in a statement.

Added Allan Singer, Senior Vice President of Programming for Charter Communications: “We are pleased to have worked out a long-term distribution agreement with TV One” said. “We are certain TV One, with its award winning content, will continue to enhance the value of our robust TV product.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.