Better Black Television:BBTV Percy Miller (Master P TV)

Princess .P. | August 15, 2008 | 13 Comments

Better Black Television:BBTV Percy Miller (Master P TV)

Better Black Television:BBTV Percy Miller (Master P TV) – Percy Miller,formerly known as Master P,has plans to launch a family-friendly cable network,called “Better Black Television”/ BBTV,in 2009 for a black and brown culture.BBTV,will be a general entertainment channel running a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming, including drama and comedy series, movies, animation, reality, politics, sports and entertainment news, children’s educational and teen programming, as well as “responsible hip-hop music and videos.”BBTV advisory board members include Oscar winner Denzel Washington; Vault Load Films president Jim Finkl; NAACP executive director Vicangelo Bullock; NBA player Derek Anderson; cable industry veteran Prof. Sal Martino; hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc; entrepreneur Olatokunbo Betiku; and real estate mogul Curtis Oakes.BBTV chairman and CEO Miller said:

“I believe that there is a market in our community for a new diverse network that provides a new brand of superior programming that caters to all aspects of television, from reality to original programming.” “I have a great relationship with BET and MTV.”” We will continue to do work with them and support their networks.”

He also acknowledged BET founder Bob Johnson.

“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. 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.”

Production on BBTV’s programs has begun in California, New York, Louisiana and Florida.
The cable channel is in the process of purchasing local cable channel affiliates across the country.
BBTV’s programming in the works:

* “Sunset and Vine”: Video show hosted by Vyshonn Miller and Brittany Phillips that will showcase the top hip-hop and R&B acts as well as play classic videos.
* “One Shot Comedy Show”: Comedy show hosted by Gary Johnson (a.k.a. G-Thing) featuring established and upcoming comedians.
* “Gee Gee the Giraffe”: Children’s educational show (will air Saturday morning on BBTV Kids).
* “Manage Your Money”: Featuring financially successful people lending tips to promote financial literacy.
* “Close to the Starz”: A behind-the-scenes show that takes the viewers up close and personal to their favorite celebrities.
* “Karma TV Show”: Bilingual soap opera with an African-American and Latino cast.
* “What’s Cooking TV Show”: Talk show that covers wide aspects of entertainment and current events while cooking healthy, budget-conscious meals.
* “The Black List Movies”: Film showcase featuring classic and contemporary movies, as well as original BBTV productions.
* “Hip-Hop Garage Show”: Saturday show that will play new and upcoming music.

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  1. ash says:

    who knew he had that much money?

  2. LL says:

    Can’t wait to check it out. Sounds like a great idea!

  3. Earl says:

    I love can not wait, and please bring David Banner in to. Go BLACK MAN go

  4. Darien M says:

    I can’t wait! I love BET and MTv just as much as the next person. But I hat for every song to have foul language. A little bit is ok but todays music is all about hitting that a** or stroking it right while you get paid! We need a clean network with hip hop and r&b videos including political show that involve news and financial help. BBTV brings all of that home including a cartoon educational prgram for children. Surely by the next few year BBTV will dominate BET and MTV. Master P has done a darn good job! I pray for him and wish him and his $661 million the best of blessings! haha.
    I love 106 and TRL bu I hope Sunset & Vine is better than both! We need something new. I don’t know about Barak, but in this case… CHANGE IS GOOD!

  5. Darien M says:

    Sorry about the misspelled words. I typed so fast that I messed up lol.

  6. willie clemons says:

    it is very positive to see our people do something big with there money, in what percy miller aka master p reaching out into wall street to raise capital to parlay it into a billions of dollars thats real wealth we all need to learn to do initial public offerings ppm’s may the divine universe bless you open the eyes to others brothers and sister who have the seed capital to go public, i wish you well.

  7. DK says:

    I heard about the new network on NPR this afternoon (11/17 in North Carolina). So I immediately looked it up to learn more. I was, and am, dismayed that your ENTIRE advisory board consists of MEN (all great but nonetheless all male).

    I’m looking forward to see how you include Females’ in advisory roles as well as in artistic roles.

    Best of Luck / Continued Successes

  8. Reign says:

    Awesome! I’m so proud of Mr. Miller. He is truly doing the darn thang. He has really transitioned and developed into a powerful, intelligent and progressive minded individual. We need more men from our community to do this type of thing. That’s how a community grows and develops and becomes confident and empowered. Excellent!!!

  9. khalil lundy says:

    thank god…i work with the force mds anything we can do p let us know….

  10. Jerald Garrett CEO Power Valley Health LLC says:

    Mr. Miller you have an excellent idea! The black community needs more positive programming, our people need to see more examples of intelligence being shown instead of only the great artistic talents we have through music, (you noticed I stated that we have great artistic talents) because in my opinion we need to have a sense among each other that making money in music and videos is never a problem, its very positive and creates extreme wealth, if we teach that what is being shown is for entertainment purposes and it doesn’t mean that we have to live someone elses art work regardless of what it represents then things will get better. When a person thinks that being a musician or dancer is the only real option they have to make money is when the problem arises. Education and thinking create the fuel that it takes to have a constant flow of money to live from. Show and tell the masses through your programming that it is a priveledge to be intellegent, give them examples of people who have contributed to our rich culture and how we have used our understanding and our mental and spiritual capacities to change many aspects of the world. Who knows, you have a great chance at changing and shaping the direction of thought for the next generation of blacks. Good luck Mr. Miller – Peace Brotha.

  11. Jerald Garrett CEO Power Valley Health LLC says:

    I think I made a typo or two in that, I apologize good luck!!

  12. Alisa R Harris says:

    Percy, are you still interested in marrying a baller? Stop stealing and come on home, Boy. 901.363.3100 Don’t run from this whuppin’

  13. willie armstrong says:

    I certainly agree with others that we need good postive images on cable today, however, let me say that launching a black cable channel with postive images will be diffculty but, not impossible. I think sometimes black entertainers forget that unless you show the community love by helping black people realized their potential by finding ways to help support black entreprenurship in the community by establishing loans for black businesses therefore, creating jobs and the community will see you as black capitalist who is not just about money and fame but, about helping others have a better life.

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