Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Announces SVOD Channels (UMC & Acorn) More Than Double Subscribers in 2016


BET founder and former CEO Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment Inc. today announced that its proprietary digital channels, the SVOD services Urban Movie Channel (UMC) and Acorn TV, realized subscriber growth that exceeded 2016 year-end expectations. Acorn TV is the premier… Continue Reading

BET Founder Bob Johnson’s SVOD Service, Urban Movie Channel, Now Available on iOS (7-Day Free Trial)


Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand (SVOD) service created for African American and urban audiences in North America, today announced the arrival of the highly-anticipated iOS app. Available to download free at:, UMC offers a… Continue Reading

Hey Film Lovers: Turner, TCM, Criterion Collaborate on Subscription Video-on-Demand Service


Turner announced today it will launch FilmStruck, the company’s first domestic subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection. Launching on October 19, FilmStruck will feature the largest streaming library… Continue Reading