TV ONE ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF NEW PROFILE SERIES CLEO SPEAKS, PREMIERING ON CLEO TV NETWORK IN FEBRUARY 2019
Series to Highlight the Stories and Voices of Influential Women of Color, Including Tamika Mallory, Mahisha Dellinger, April Reign, Alicia Garza, Dana Chanel, Tracy Garraud and More
(SILVER SPRING, MD) - December 19, 2018 - TV One announced today that production is underway in New York City on a groundbreaking new series, CLEO SPEAKS that will highlight the personal stories and voices of influential women of color. The series is slated to premiere on the new CLEO TV network in February 2019. As previously announced, CLEO TV is new a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color. The network will officially launch on January 19, 2019.
CLEO SPEAKS is a candid series that gives dynamic women a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives on issues facing Millennial and Gen X women of color today. Selected for their impact on the world, true modern leaders, from CEOs and activists to entrepreneurs, share their truths. In intimate settings, they reveal the personal and emotional journeys that have shaped their careers and influenced their success. Featured speakers also sound off on a variety of topics, including motherhood, fashion, relationships, wellness, politics, arts, social justice, business and more. CLEO SPEAKS was conceptualized by TV One General Manager Michelle Rice, who was responsible for shepherding the development of CLEO TV, and will serve as the network's signature series.
CLEO SPEAKS featured participants confirmed today include Tamika Mallory, Activist; Dana Chanel, Founder, Sprinkle of Jesus; April Reign, Activist/Creator #OscarsSoWhite; Mahisha Dellinger, CEO/Founder, CURLS Beauty Brands; Tracy Garraud, Co-Host, Sway in The Morning and Founder, She's Beauty and The Beast; Alicia Garza, Activist/Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter and more.
CLEO SPEAKS is produced by Ruby Red Inc., with Gina Holland and Martine Charles serving as Executive Producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production; Donyell McCullough is Sr. Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.
For more information about CLEO TV and its upcoming programming, visit the network's companion website at www.mycleo.tv. CLEO TV viewers can subscribe to our Youtube Channel for exclusive content and more. Join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@mycleotv) using the hashtag #CLEOTV.
ABOUT CLEO TV
Launching in January 2019, CLEO TV is a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color. Derived from the name Cleopatra, one of the most powerful, trendsetting, rule-breaking and iconic women in history, CLEO TV will offer quality content that defies negative and cultural stereotypes of today's modern women. The network promises a unique and diverse offering of short-form and long-form content including travel, home design, cooking, talk shows, movies, docu-series, sitcoms and much more. CLEO TV is fully owned by TV One, LLC, a brand of Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences. CLEO TV will join the roster of Urban One, Inc.'s brands including TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iOne Digital, One Solution and R1 Digital. Visit www.mycleo.tv for more information.
ABOUT TV ONE
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Uncensored, Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.
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