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RLJ Entertainment, created by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, is launching the Urban Movie Channel digital subscription VOD channel, with a mix of comedy, drama, horror and documentary titles.
While RLJ Entertainment was part of YouTube’s pay-channel initiative last year, Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is available only on urbanmoviechannel.com. RLJE has discontinued the OnCue urban-themed programming YouTube pay channel but still offers the Acorn TV subscription service on YouTube, focused on licensed British TV programming, as well as directly at acorn.tv.
UMC will feature urban-themed movies with titles including: live stand-up performances by Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx and Charlie Murphy; documentaries “Dark Girls” and “I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac”; feature films “All Things Fall Apart” starring 50 Cent, Mario Van Peebles and Ray Liotta, and “The Suspect” starring Mekhi Phifer; and stage play productions including “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” by David E. Talbert.
“UMC was designed so that the African-American and urban creative community could directly reach consumers in a way that removes many of the restrictions associated with the legacy content development and distribution models,” Johnson said in a statement. “As more video is consumed over broadband, we believe that we can quickly become the preeminent provider of quality urban entertainment to what has largely been an underserved, yet highly engaged audience.”