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Ryan Seacrest Partners With Mark Cuban To Create A New Television Network

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2012 will be a BIG year for Ryan Seacrest!

On top of his busy schedule that includes American Idol, hosting a radio show, and producing numerous reality hits for E!, the multi-hyphenate is creating his own television network!

Seacrest is partnering with Mark Cuban to rebrand the already existing HDNET as AXS TV (in case you were wondering, it's pronounced "access").

Sources say the channel will start broadcasting under the new name in the summer and will feature mostly live lifestyle and live entertainment fare geared toward pop culture and entertainment enthusiasts . Thanks to investing partners like AEG and talent agency CAA, they've got lots of connections to utilize.

You won't be seeing Seacrest's face on any programming, but he will be creating content, as he told sources a while back:

“[AXS TV] will not be the Ryan Seacrest channel… it will not be branded with my name or my face. My role would be to hope to provide content for them, but primarily it would be an ownership role.”

Inneresting! Do U think this Seacrest-owned channel will do better then OWN?

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5 comments to “Ryan Seacrest Partners With Mark Cuban To Create A New Television Network”

  1. 1

    If Seacrest were smart, he'd keep his name off this channel. People tie their hate for the Kardashians to him. Or they just hate him on his own merit.

  2. 2

    I would never watch one of his shows….

  3. 3

    He's just like a Kardashian. Constantly in our faces and doesn't know when to take a break/disappear for good. Greedy man, he's loyal to the almighty $

  4. 4

    I'm impressed. I remember the first time I saw Ryan when he nad that "other guy" were co-hosting American Idol years ago. I was still in school!

  5. 5

    The collaboration has great potential–a dynamic duo in the making. Mark Cuban is forward-thinking and passionate about all his projects and undertakings. Failure is rare in his world, especially when it comes to broadcasting. Seacreast is undeniably a great innovator in entertainment and pop culture broadcasting. More importantly, he knows how to attract viewers without having to make an appearance. OWN will continue to struggle because Oprah's audience wants Oprah. Oprah's name alone doesn't build viewership, good content does. And good content is hard to find on OWN.