TV One

Broadcast on: International
Active from: 19 Jan 2004
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TV One is an American digital cable and satellite television network with programming that targets African American adults, with a broad mix of original lifestyle and entertainment-oriented series, documentaries, movies, concert performances and reruns of sitcoms from the 1970s on.


United States


1080i (HDTV)
480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)


"Where Black Life Unfolds"


Launched on Martin Luther King's birthday in January 2004, TV One combines sitcoms, studio movies, reality television and newsworthy specials, with real life and entertainment programming from the African American point of view.

TV One represents a connection to the authentic, rich and diverse experience of African American life, history and culture.

TV One is known for its signature programming brand, Unsung. Launched in November 2008 the music biography series, that tells the untold stories of the greatest R&B and soul artists of our time, helped define TV One as a voice of black culture.

The 2010 debut of LisaRaye: The Real McCoy and Love That Girl, TV One's first scripted series, established TV One as a home for black Hollywood stars and put the network on a new programming trajectory.

TV One continues to be a partner for institutional African American brands such as Essence, with an exclusive broadcast of TV One Night Only: Live from Essence Music Festival.

TV One is a joint venture owned by Radio One, the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation, a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

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Genre: Comedy
Channel: M-Net Series, M-Net Series Zone, SABC2, FOX Life, M-Net Series Showcase
Summary: Rickey Smiley stars as a character loosely based on his own life - a popular DJ based in Atlanta, who is a single father trying to raise three children.
Starring: Rickey Smiley, J. Anthony Brown, Noree Victoria


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