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No. 1 Black Entertainment Channel on YouTube launches new TV program

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The No. 1 destination for African-Americans on YouTube, BlackTree TV, and one of the largest online content providers for urban entertainment and information, announced the premiere of a television program with recently launched Soul of the South Network. Hosted by Alex Hudgens, 'BlackTree on TV' airs weekdays at 5:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. CST and is the first urban daily entertainment show of its kind.

The program is significant as it marks the first time an urban YouTube channel has launched a daily network TV program with national coverage. The half-hour series will deliver Hollywood news and information using the best of BlackTree TV's current coverage and deep library of interviews, red carpet arrivals, behind-the-scenes and set visits to give a weekly rundown on the best that Hollywood has to offer. As part of the partnership, Soul of the South will exploit other powerful web concepts to reinforce its position as a contemporary multi-platform network.

Soul of the South has a lineup of new original programs that will debut with BlackTree on TV. They include politics-driven "DC Breakdown" from the nation's capital, "Booker T's Reality of Wrestling," an unscripted look at the intense world of Southern-Style Wrestling, and "Transform with Les Brown," returning the legendary motivational speaker to television to turn his inspiring words into real world action.

BlackTree TV has received more than a half billion views on 17 distribution platforms, including YouTube, iTunes, TiVo, Sony DivX and Boxee. The network is ranked among YouTube's top 25 content channels with more than 500 million views.