BET Founder, Robert L. Johnson’s Urban Movie Channel provides best in classic urban cinema and best of urban cinema today
Written by: Alexandria Jordan – May 14th, 2020 5:20pm pst
PTN Loves UMC
BET Founder, Robert L. Johnson, has created yet another channel for urban entertainment through RLJ Entertainment. Urban Movie Channel was launched in 2015 as a digital subscription Video on Demand channel for African-American and urban audiences, serving a mix of comedy, drama, horror, and documentary titles.
Although new titles are added weekly, UMC features plenty of urban-themed movies, such as Dysfunctional Friends featuring Terrell Owens, Meagan Good, Essence Atkins, Jason Weaver, Stacy Dash, and Keith Robinson. As well as live stand-up comedies by D.L Hughley, Nephew Tommy, and Gary Owen. There are also a plethora of short films, stage plays, and documentaries. UMC has also added tv shows, such as Growing Up Hip Hop, as well as several original series like Behind Her Faith starring Essence Atkins and Neicy Nash.
UMC subscribers can access UMC from Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV (tvOS version), iPhone/iPad, Android mobile and tablets, Chromecast, and on laptops, desktops, and tablets.
“We are very excited about the launch of the UMC app as part of the iOS platform,” Johnson said in a press release. “The iOS app will give UMC the ability to reach millions of potential subscribers while also giving us a level playing field to compete with some of the top digital-streaming content brands. More importantly, UMC is enhancing its commitment to becoming available to African-American and urban households who want to access the compelling content we provide for their specific viewing interests, as well as to provide them with an alternative to the high-priced costs of a cable set-top box.”
Users can sign up for a free 7-day trial at https://umc.tv/signup/. The new customer’s free trial offers a week of unlimited access to UMC. Once the free 7 days are up, users can be billed $4.99/month or as an annual subscription of $49.99/year (plus applicable taxes) until the UMC subscription is cancelled.
“As more video is consumed over broadband, we believe that we can quickly become the preeminent provider of quality urban entertainment to what has largely been an underserved, yet highly engaged audience,” Johnson stated.
As of right now, UMC is only available in the United States. For the latest updates about premiere dates and new shows, follow the UMC Facebook page and sign-up for their monthly newsletter.
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About The Author:
Alexandria Jordan is an on-air host and red carpet correspondent with AfterBuzz TV and Black Hollywood Live. She is passionate about all things entertainment and loves connecting with people who share similar interests.
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