TCA 2014: Revolt To Launch Live, Daily Music Series

Pasadena -- Upstart cable network Revolt will launch a live, music-based news and entertainment show later this month, the network announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association tour here.

The Sean “Diddy” Combs-backed network, which launched this past October, will debut Revolt Live Jan. 27 with live, daily one-hour telecasts at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to Andy Schuon, president and co-founder of Revolt. The show, hosted by music personalities Sibley and DJ Damage, will cover music and style from mainstream, alternative and underground music, including artist interviews and performances.

“With Revolt Live, we are setting a new standard for music news and music culture by building a platform for artists to reach audiences in a completely unique way,” Schuon said.

The network, one of the new minority-owned networks selected for broad distribution by Comcast as part of the FCC's conditions for the MSO's acquisition of NBCUniversal, is currently in front on more than 20 million homes – mostly from Comcast Cable and Time Warner systems -- and expects to be in front of 26 million by the end of the year, Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales said during the network’s TCA session.

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.