Billboard reports that Diddy has revealed the executive team that will lead Revolt TV, his new cable TV channel that will debut this fall.
Keith Clinkscales, formerly of ESPN and VIBE, will be the company's CEO. Former MTV executive vice president, programming & production Andy Schuon has been linked to the project since it was announced and will serve as president. His Twitter bio mentions that he is a co-founder of the network.
Finally, former Comedy Central and Lifetime Television executive Val Boreland will be the executive vice president of programming and scheduling.
Revolt TV has announced via press release that they have come to terms with Time Warner Cable on a deal that will ensure the cable providers 12 million plus subscribers have access to the network when it launches this fall.
Revolt released the clip below of Diddy before and after the final meeting before the deal was signed, as well as him signing the deal.
Diddy also called into HOT 97 to discuss the move. Listen below.
Right now, they're asking, "Are #bloggers the real curators of culture or have BIG CHECKS and small cliques stolen the voice?"
Blogging is a medium, of sorts, which basically means to write online. It is a medium writers enjoy. Writers get paid, in general, from all sorts of sources. There are freelance writers, staff writers, people who write online, who write books, who write offline, etc. So, perhaps the more accurate question would be: "Are writers the real curators of culture..."
The answer is, of course, it depends. One writer is different from another writer. One could rightly suggest that Bad Boy Entertainment is among the many, many companies who write checks, either directly or by hosting parties, etc., in an attempt to influence coverage of their projects. Like most companies do. It takes some fortitude from the writer to maintain independence.
It recently came to light that the Revolt brand, under which Diddy announced a TV network earlier this year, would also extend into films. If you follow Diddy on Twitter, you know that he's been promoting the new film "Lawless," starring Shia Laboeuf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain.