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Urban Movie Channel comes to the Apple TV

RLJ Entertainment has announced the availability of the Urban Movie Channel (UMC) on the fourth generation Apple TV (4th Gen), following the recent launch of the service on the iOS platform for iPhones and iPads. 

Created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is a subscription streaming service that showcases African American and urban entertainment across all genres. It features the exclusive premieres of various feature films, documentaries, stage plays, original series, and stand-up comedy specials every month. 

In February, UMC exclusively premiered the romantic comedy, No Regrets, which features an all-star cast that includes Monica Calhoun, Brian White, Loretta Devine, Elise Neal, Sharon Leal, and more. Recent premieres also include: Insecure’s Jay Ellis in the child slavery drama, Like Cotton Twines; the documentary, They Don’t Give a Damn: the Story of the Chicago Projects; Almost Christmas writer/director David E. Talbert’s latest stage play, Another Man Will; and the mental illness drama, Knucklehead, starring Emmy Award winning actress Alfre Woodard and The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe.

Available at, UMC offers a seven-day free trial. Afterwards, its $6.99 a month through the Apple store.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.