Master P Launches Better Black Television

On: Friday, August 15, 2008

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P. Miller Launches Better Black Television
By Ismael AbduSalaam

Entrepreneur P. Miller today confirmed the launch of Better Black Television, a family-oriented cable network set to debut in 2009.

Dubbed BBTV, the network promises to cover the diverse experience of African-American culture by offering a myriad of genres: politics, movies, teen and children’s educational programming, animation, sports, and news.

In response to the criticism leveled at BET’s music video choices, the network has guaranteed to deliver “responsible Hip-Hop music and videos.”

P. Miller will oversee the channel as its chairman and CEO.

The advisory board team includes Oscar winner Denzel Washington, NAACP executive director Vicangelo Bullock, Hip-Hop founder Kool Herc, cable industry veteran Professor Sal Martino, and real estate mogul Curtis Oakes.

While seen as a risky business endeavor, Miller states he’s planned this venture for several years and feels he has gathered a strong team to uphold his vision.

“I believe that there is a market in our community for a new diverse network,” he explains. “(A network) that provides superior programming that caters to all aspects of television, from reality to original programming. We believe TV content can be positive and responsible and still have good ratings with great content.”

Aware that his network will be seen as a direct challenge to Viacom and its BET and MTV brands, Miller remained diplomatic on his competition.

“I have a great relationship with BET and MTV and will continue to work with them and support their networks,” he states.

Miller also had kind words for controversial BET founder Bob Johnson, who he credits as a mentor to his cable network plans.

“I remember him telling me back in the day that if you wanted to know real estate, you’ve got to hang out with real estate investors,” Miller explicates. “If you wanted to know sports, you’ve got to hang out with athletes. I wanted to know TV, so I hung out with Bob and learned the TV game from one of the best in the business.”

BBTV’s news programs have begun airing in Florida, Louisiana, California, and New York.

At press time, the network is purchasing local cable channel affiliates in preparation for its 2009 debut.


Interesting! But isn't this coming from the same guy that dropped "Wobble Wobble" wit the 504 Boyz??? Isn't this the same guy that got his riches from doin THE SAME SHIT he's tryin to rebel against??? Don't get me wrong, I love the idea! But I don't know if MASTER P is the right guy to launch such a campaign. It seems so, hypocritical. But fuck it, if you got the money to start your own cable channel, then why the fuck not! This nigga is worth $500 mil. Shit, buy Romeo his own channel too and have it air episodes of Romeo! all day everyday. Why not?

118 Wobble wobble, shake it shake it!!!

5 comments on "Master P Launches Better Black Television"

Melody.Darlene said...

yup... WOBBLE WOBBLE!! hahahah! he's tryna get his grown man on now that he's 50!!! hahahaH! aye but wayne put out some burnt shit too back in the day. everybody is tryna be grown these days i guess

One Eighteen said...

wayne hasn't changed tho, he's been sayin the same shit. only thing is, he reinvents himself all the time. master p failed to do that, which is why he went out. and now he has to find another means of success. i dont know why tho, he's already rich as fuck. but, if i had 500 million, i'd want 500 million more ya dig


Jessica said...

hey...yea I'm full Filipino, I ain't mixed. Yea I kno my baby looks like a little china doll. Nice blog btw! what's your ethnicity? Hispanic?

One Eighteen said...

@ Jessica correct!


shaun. said...

this is a GENIUS idea. Because master p knows wat it takes to make better black television.

WOBBLE, WOOBLE!----you cant ever really leave your past behind.

ps i agree with the lil wayne comment. he is the same...but someone told him its 2008, and he is taking that to the limits.