At 8 p.m. EST Monday (Oct. 21), the all music channel goes live in the homes of about 22 million Comcast subscribers and 12 million Time Warner Cable customers, marking one of the biggest launches of a cable channel in years. In a statement, Mr. Sean “Diddy” Combs described the network as “the first channel created entirely from the ground up in this new era of social media.” He also stated “We’re building this platform for artists to reach an extraordinary number of people in a completely different way. Revolt will be live, like all great moments in television history. Combs’ YouTube announcement of the network presented plans to create a network for the artists by the artists: “It’s your channel to do what you want to do, how you want to do it.” He further stated his intention for artists to “show your art the way you want to show your art — uncut, raw, uncensored — not destined by the charts and who’s pop.” The network is to be influenced by the dynamic interests of social networking websites.

The heavy hitter himself, Philly’s very own DJ Damage is one of the hosts of Revolt TV. Diddy says he wants his “[ish] to look [messed] up,” and he couldn’t have chosen anyone better than DJ Damage to be on his team.

I don’t think a lot of people understand the magnitude of Revolt TV. What Diddy’s done is essentially created this generation’s MTV in its glory days but it’s Reloaded. I feel like this is what other music channels have tried to do, or used to do, but got lost along the way. This is an amazing year for hip hop & music period, and with this landmark release, I’m glad to be right in the middle of it.


Time Warner Cable & Comcast users click here to see what channel you can catch Revolt TV. (Not available in all areas =[ )

Can’t watch it in your area? Don’t worry. #REVOLTPHILLY #REVOLTLAUNCH (use the tags & get a RT!)


Find out what moves Damage here.