Ever hoped for a Black Hulu? Imagine being able to stream comedy acts like Steve Harvey’s Still Trippin or Katt Williams’ Pimp Chronicles to get you through a long day of work. Or maybe you’re, like me, not satisfied with the selection of Black Films offered online. Well, look no further. The nations’ largest supplier of African-American films has just delved into the online market. Code Black Enterprises LLC, the first vertically integrated African-American owned entertainment company, announced the launch of Code Black Interactive, a comprehensive digital division catering to the urban consumer. Code Black Enterprises includes the nations’ largest supplier of African-American films, Code Black Entertainment.
Armed with a robust library of digital programming, Code Black Interactive through strategic distribution partnerships with YouTube, iTunes, XBOX360, Netflix, CinemaNow, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, and others, will instantly become a major player in online video distribution.
Founder and CEO of Code Black Enterprises, Jeff Clanagan, has appointed long-time partner and industry veteran Quincy C. Newell as President of Codeblack Interactive.
Our mission with Codeblack Interactive is to super-serve the vastly undeserved black film audience with a full scope of digital delivery to every available viewing device, from flat-screens to laptops to mobile phones,” explains Mr. Newell. “We will allow hundreds of millions of black consumers, both at home and abroad, to access quality African-American themed content in any way they choose, anywhere they choose and at whatever time they choose.
It’s not yet certain what Code Black’s business model is or if they will encounter some of the same problems Hulu has with theirs, but one thing is for sure the market is wide open for this kind of play.