Spice to Rebrand Adult PPV Channels

Adult-movie star Jenna Jameson will get her own cable channel as Playboy Enterprises Group announced a relaunch of its Spice Digital Networks adult pay-per-view brand.

Spice will feature four new PPV channels, including clubjenna, which will offer content featuring Jameson, as well as other adult movies and live events, according to Spice executives.

The other three channels are: Spice:Xcess, featuring content from Web sites, as well as fetish and ethnic programming; fresh!, offering amateur and reality-based programming; and shorteez, showcasing short-form programming.

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.