Urban Movie Channel Comes to Apple TV

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RLJ Entertainment  announces the availability of Urban Movie Channel (UMC) on Apple TV (4th Gen), following the recent launch of the service on the iOS platform for iPhone and iPad. Building on the successful launch of its iOS app for mobile users, now UMC expands its reach to Apple customers with its tvOS app in the Apple TV Store, offering the flexibility and choice of use on either platform. Apple TV now adds an additional benefit for our consumers. Created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is the first premium subscription streaming service that showcases quality African American and urban entertainment across all genres.

Traci Otey Blunt, President of UMC stated, “We are very excited about the launch of the UMC app on Apple TV. The Apple TV app will give UMC the ability to reach many potential new subscribers while also providing additional exposure for the channel. At UMC, we continue to enhance our programming by acquiring and adding new and compelling content for our viewing audience, created by and featuring some of the most talented and notable writers, directors, producers, and actors in the industry. We believe UMC offers our subscribers an unparalleled experience in streaming the best in African American and urban entertainment.”

Urban Movie Channel features the exclusive premieres of various feature films, documentaries, stage plays, original series, and stand-up comedy specials every month. In February, UMC exclusively premiered the romantic comedy, NO REGRETS, which features an all-star cast that includes Monica Calhoun, Brian White, Loretta Devine, Elise Neal, Sharon Leal, and more. Recent premieres also include Insecure’s Jay Ellis in the harrowing child slavery drama, LIKE COTTON TWINES; the timely and revealing documentary, THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN: THE STORY OF THE CHICAGO PROJECTS; Almost Christmas writer/director David E. Talbert’s latest stage play, ANOTHER MAN WILL; and the mental illness drama KNUCKLEHEAD, starring Emmy Award winning actress Alfre Woodard and The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe.

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