BET Founder Bob Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Teams Up with AMC Networks for Streaming Services

Bethesda, MD.- NOV. 30, 2010:  Robert Johnson,  is currently chairman and founder of RLJ Development and former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association franchise in his office in Bethesda, MD on Nov. 30, 2010  ( Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan )

Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder and former CEO Robert L. Johnson’s new media company, RLJ Entertainment (a content distribution company which owns and operates UMC – Urban Movie Channel, the urban-focused subscription streaming service, and Acorn TV, the premier streaming service… Continue Reading

RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of Urbanworld Film Festival Titles ‘Like Cotton Twines’ & ‘Knucklehead’


Following the 20th anniversary of the Urbanworld Film Festival, RLJ Entertainment has acquired and is set to release Leila Djansi’s compelling new feature film, “Like Cotton Twines.” The film, which screened in the World Narrative Category at this year’s festival,… Continue Reading

UMC – Urban Movie Channel Presents ‘Second Coming’ Exclusive Streaming Premiere Friday, May 6, 2016


  RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) has announced that the subscription streaming platform will premiere award-winning British playwright Debbie Tucker Green’s feature film directorial debut, “Second Coming,” on May 6, 2016. Green’s feature film has a premise that, religious or not,… Continue Reading