TV One now into 50M households


Radio Urban radio specialist Radio One’s foray into basic cable with TV One has come a long way from its 2.2M household beginnings in 2004 – getting on MVPD systems in several states (and one US territory) has pushed its availability total past the 50M hurdle.

The company lists its recent additions: Cox Communications in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Bright House Networks in Bakersfield, CA; Insight in Lexington, Covington, and Bowling Green, KY and Evansville, IN; Time Warner Cable in Syracuse and Green Bay, WI; Mediacom in Valdosta and Columbus, GA; St. Croix Cablevision and Innovative Cable in the U.S. Virgin Islands; Metrocast in St. Mary’s, MD; Suddenlink Communications in Ruston, LA; and TV Maxx in Houston, TX.

“At a time when distributors are extremely selective about launching linear networks, we applaud our distribution partners for recognizing the quality and value in TV One and its programming,” said TV One President and CEO Johnathan Rodgers. “We are particularly pleased that distributors are recognizing the value of diversifying their lineups and adding TV One beyond the markets that have a traditionally high percentage of African American households.”