The cable channel owned by Radio One, Comcast and other investors is celebrating reaching 40 million cable households faster than "any other recently launched network." TV One launched in January 2004 in 2.2 million households. Based on September 2007 Nielsen universe estimates, TV One is now available in more than 40.6 million US households. Recent TV One launches include Bright House Networks’ system in Orlando, FL, Cox Cable in Omaha, NE and RCN in Chicago.
"At a time when distributors are very selective about launching linear networks, we applaud our distribution partners for recognizing the quality and value in TV One and the service it provides to the underserved adult African American audience," said TV One Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing Brad Samuels.