Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs is set to launch REVOLT TV, a new multi-platform television channel debuting in October 2013 in major cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago on Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The network will amplify the influence of music on art, culture and society, representing news that matters most to the millennial generation.
Presented by multifaceted, entertainment powerhouse Sean “Diddy” Combs, REVOLT is led by an executive team of award-winning, media veterans that include Keith Clinkscales (ESPN, VIBE Magazine), Andy Schuon (Ticketmaster, Warner Brothers, MTV) as well as Val Boreland (Comedy Central, Lifetime Television). REVOLT is owned by Combs Enterprises and Highbridge Principal Strategies.
Boreland, executive vice president of programming and strategy, provided a glimpse on Friday (Aug 16th) into the on-air talent lineup that includes Amrit Singh as music and culture editor and host along with international recording artist Sibley Scoles as host for one of the largest independent network launches in cable history.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Amrit and Sibley to the REVOLT family; their body of work and perspectives on music today represents the level of depth we plan to deliver on-air on a daily basis to our viewers,” states Boreland.
This announcement falls on the heels of the recently appointed REVOLT TV executive team that includes Keith Clinkscales as CEO, Andy Schuon as president, and Val Boreland as executive vice president of programming and strategy.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Amrit and Sibley to the REVOLT family; their body of work and perspectives on music today represents the level of depth we plan to deliver on-air on a daily basis to our viewers.”
Amrit Singh comes to REVOLT TV from Stereogum where he served as executive editor for seven years, elevating the website into a leading voice in independent music. Called a “global citizen to watch” and a “generational voice” by The Huffington Post, Amrit’s video journalism has appeared on ABC, MTV, and Fuse. The NY State Bar certified attorney turned music expert is a Queens, NY native of Indian descent. As REVOLT TV’s music and culture editor and host, Amrit will write programming and editorial content for all REVOLT platforms as well as serve as an on-air host.
International recording artist and MC Sibley, also known as Sib Vicious, will also serve as an on-air host. A Bay Area native, Sibley has toured with Taio Cruz in the UK, has recorded with DMC from the pioneer hip hop group Run-DMC, and has performed during Paris Fashion Week. Her music is currently licensed by fashion icon Stella McCartney.
Through curated music videos, performances, interviews, and news, this team of experts will deliver the best of the best in music to the first multi-platform network for artists and fans – all live, on-air, and at the speed of social media.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.