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UMC- URBAN MOVIE CHANNEL LAUNCHES FALL OUT FRIDAYS

UMC- URBAN MOVIE CHANNEL LAUNCHES FALL OUT FRIDAYS

Offers Exciting New Comedy Titles Every Friday This Summer Including Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up Series


Just in time for summer, UMC- Urban Movie Channel, a premium subscription-based video streaming service exclusive to RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) will launch “Fall Out Fridays” starting July 3 and running all summer long through the end of September. The comedy line-up will include stand-up, movies, and TV series available commercial-free and streaming on-demand for an introductory monthly rate of$ 2.99. The exclusive urban streaming channel is available to entertainment seekers free for 14 days at www.urbanmoviechannel.com.

Urban Movie Channel is the first urban focused digital streaming channel devoted to the acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries, music, and entertainment for the African American and urban audiences. Access to the impressive on-demand streaming library is available with online from mobile devices, and on the Roku platform.   

“Fall Out Fridays” will include Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up series as seen on STARZ plus exclusive new bonus episodes of 1st Amendment Stand-up from creator  and host Doug Williams, and executive producers; the never-before-seen sitcom Things We Do For Love directed by and starring Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Dancing with the Stars) and Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister and The Real Talk Show);  Gary Owen’s hilarious stand-up special I Agree With Myself as seen on Showtime, and the Comedy Underground Series featuring Tony Rock, Lunelle, and Freddie Ricks, and including two all-new volumes featuring Flex Alexander as host. UMC plans to keep you falling out with laughter with stand-up comedy specials featuring Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, Charlie Murphy, TK Kirkland, and many more. Comedy films include: Mac & Devin Go To High School (starring Snoop, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Epps), Ganked (starring Kel Mitchell), Laughing to the Bank and even comedy documentaries such as: Phunny Business and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac.

Sign-up today for your free 14-day trial offer at www.UrbanMovieChannel.com and to check out UMC trailers and clips. To join the conversation follow @WatchUMC #UMCFallOutFridays on Twitter, Instagram, and like us on Facebook (UrbanMovieChannel).

 

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ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent owner, developer, licensee, and distributor of entertainment content and programming in primarily North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. RLJE is a leader in numerous genres including feature films and urban with distinct content via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn (British TV), Acacia (fitness), Athena (documentaries), and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple formats including broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming.

Through Acorn Productions, its UK production arm, RLJE owns all rights to the hit UK mystery series Foyle’s War and is developing new programs. RLJE owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot.

RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute and monetize existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including its branded digital subscription channels, Acorn TV, AcaciaTV, and UMC - Urban Movie Channel, and engages distinct audiences with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. Through its proprietary e-commerce web sites and print catalogs for the Acorn and Acacia brands, RLJE has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers. For more information, please visit www.RLJEntertainment.com.

 

ABOUT UMC - URBAN MOVIE CHANNEL

UMC - Urban Movie Channel (urbanmoviechannel.com) launched in November 2014.  UMC is a premium subscription-based streaming service exclusive to RLJ Entertainment, Inc. and it is devoted to the acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries, music, and entertainment for African American and urban audiences, with plans to move into future development and  production. New titles are added weekly in addition to the more than 150 titles in our UMC library, which include live stand-up performances featuring Academy Award ® winner Jamie Foxx and comedic rock star Kevin Hart; documentaries Dark Girls and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac; feature films All Things Fall Apart starring Grammy Award ® winner 50 Cent and directed by Mario Van Peebles, The Last Fall starring budding superstars Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie, and The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne; and stage play productions including What My Husband Doesn’t Know by David E. Talbert, who is described by Variety as “the acknowledged kingpin of urban musicals.” UMC is available on the Roku platform and subscribers can access UMC from their tablet, phone and laptop to watch movies from today’s most recognizable talent available on demand and commercial-free. Please visit www.urbanmoviechannel.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jamillah Rahmaad

LIQUID SOUL Agency on behalf of RLJ Entertainment/UMC

770-623-0670

Jamillah@GoLiquidSoul.com

 

Nicole Garner Scott

LIQUID SOUL Agency on behalf of RLJ Entertainment/UMC

770-256-1800

Nicole@GoLiquidSoul.com