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Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales Leaves Company

Revolt TV’s only CEO Keith Clinkscales is leaving the company, according to company officials.

Clinkscales, who has served as CEO since the network’s founding in 2013, has helped the Sean “Diddy” Combs founded music service reach more than 50 million young adults through television, digital properties and online. Revolt COO Derek Ferguson will act as CEO in the interim, according to company officials.

Revolt launched in October 2013 as one of four new minority-owned networks supported by Comcast as part of the Federal Communications Commission’s conditions for its 2010 acquisition of NBCUniversal.

Related: Clinkscales dances Revolt Into Digital TV

Prior to Revolt Clinkscales had served as senior vice president of ESPN Enterprises and head of content development. He also served as chairman of Vanguarde Media and CEO at urban targeted Vibe magazine.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

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.