Sean “Diddy” Combs’ today officially announced the executive team for his music-oriented cable television channel Revolt TV naming Keith Clinkscales CEO, Andy Schuon president, and Val Boreland EVP of programming and strategy.
“Keith, Andy and Val are the perfect combination to run Revolt – they are my executive dream team,” said Combs, Revolt TV’s chairman and founder, in a statement. “This launch could not be done without their talents, experience and drive to create the best new network the industry will have seen in a long time.”
Revolt TV, which has national carriage deals with both Comcast and Time Warner Cable, is set to launch this fall.
Before coming to Revolt, Clinkscales founded The Shadow League, a digital sports platform, in partnership with ESPN, where he previously worked for seven years as senior vice president. Prior to that Clinkscales served as founder, chairman and CEO of Vanguarde Media, publishing HONEY, Heart & Soul and Savoy magazines; and was president/CEO of VIBE which he helped launch with Quincy Jones.
Schuon’s vast experience includes working as president of artist services and head of digital for Ticketmaster, running Elevated Music Group and co-founding “C” Student Entertainment. He also worked as president/CEO of International Music Feed, president of programming for Infinity Broadcasting, CEO of the Sony/Universal venture Pressplay and president of Vivendi-Universal multiplatform media company Farmclub.com. He served as EVP and general manager of Warner Bros. Records and worked MTV as executive vice president, programming & production.
Boreland previously served as senior vice president, program, promotion & multiplatform strategy for Comedy Central, working at the network’s offices in New York. Before joining Comedy Central, Boreland served as vice president, scheduling, planning and acquisitions at Lifetime Television
Revolt TV plans to be a “real-time, socially connected television network” operating on different platforms with programming focusing on “live performances, music videos, news and interviews, as well as talk shows and original series, with a mission to equally reflect and impact popular and music culture.”
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