Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt TV is coming to AT&T U-verse, the hip-hop mogul announced just three days after fellow artist 50 Cent accused the same cable provider of being “racist.”
Revolt will be available in the U300 package as early as July 27, 2015, and will include rights to On Demand video and content on the go.
“This is a historical day for Revolt,” the Revolt Chairman said on Tuesday while celebrating his own news. “With a major player like AT&T, more people will be able to access the hottest music and original content on every screen and device. This agreement shows the world that Revolt is a force in the media industry.”
“AT&T is excited to bring Revolt programming to our customers,” said Mel Coker, chief marketing officer, AT&T Home Solutions. “Revolt is a great fit as we strive to bring our customers the content they want, when and where they want it.”
50 Cent doesn’t seem to share Diddy’s sentiments, expressing his feelings this past weekend over AT&T potentially blacking out pay-TV channel Starz, which houses his drama “Power.”
“Man Im sorry I have to say this, but AT&T is racist they have had issues in the past and here we go again,” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “500,000 homes will not be able to view the next episode of POWER. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO”
Starz and AT&T are currently embroiled in ongoing carriage fees negotiations.
While Puffy’s all smiles, 50’s beef continued. Jackson posted several more times about the blackout, the last post featuring the Comcast and Time Warner Cable logos and urging AT&T customers to switch providers. “If your a fan of POWER and you have AT&T as a cable carrier, you will no longer see it,” he wrote. “Switch to Anything but AT&T #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO”
“Starz is in ongoing negotiations with AT&T U-verse to continue distributing its 30 Starz and Encore channels and services at a fair and reasonable rate,” a network spokesperson said at the time in a statement, “Without a new agreement, the millions of AT&T customers who have chosen to subscribe and pay for Starz and Encore will be at risk of losing these channels and the popular original programming like ‘Power’ and ‘Outlander,’ as well as thousands of movies.”
AT&T responded to Jackson’s posts with its own written statement: “Starz and their paid talent can spin up whatever they like, but the bottom line is we’re NOT going to negotiate a deal that is bad for customers. In these negotiations, our customers are all that matter to us.”