African-American-Targeted UBC-TV Set To Launch

Urban Broadcasting Co. will launch as a video-on-demand channel on Time-Warner, Comcast and Dish Network this fall, "hoping to fill what [founder Peggy Dodson] calls a gaping hole in 'multicultural programming,'” writes David Hinckley. Programming will include “The UBC Mix Dance Show,” which Dodson calls “a contemporary version of ‘Soul Train’ and ‘American Bandstand.’" Among other shows: news/talk show "A Different Perspective,” and upcoming ones on "style, beauty, personal finance, food, health, small business and fitness."

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