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Yes, rapper and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs is launching a cable channel later this year, “Revolt.” It will be a music channel, but, speaking at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour, Combs said that it will have music and cultural news too.
Deadline’s Lisa De Moraes has Combs’ comments on the channel, as it relates to “a la carte” TV channels:
“You’d keep CNN – or you’d keep Fox if you were a Republican — you would keep ESPN and probably keep The Weather Channel. Why would you keep those four? Because they are focused, live…they give you what you want. If it’s news you wanted, you went to CNN. If it’s sports, you went to ESPN. If it’s music you want, and you are a millennial, you are homeless. You have nowhere to go. You are out there all alone…But that is no more. I’m here to be the new No. 1 name in music. I would love to be humbled one day to be come compared to ESPN or CNN.”