New Streaming Service Fox Soul Targets African-Americans
A new streaming service, Fox Soul, coming from Fox Television Studios, will be targeted to African-American viewers.
The channel is a live, free ad-supported service that will contain new original programming as well as existing locally produced Fox shows. Fox Corp. division said Fox Soul will “aim to celebrate black culture and highlight the real topics that affect the everyday lives of the African-American community through frank and insightful dialogue with local and national influencers.”
Head of Programming James DuBose said “We are proud to debut this African-American focused channel, created by and for the members of the black community. We intend to inform, inspire, and empower our viewers by meeting their needs for authentic conversations on topics relevant to our lives.”
Shows included with Fox Soul are “The Tammi Mac Show,” “Out Loud with Claudia Jordan,” “The Q,” and “Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers” and others (see full list below). Original programming will be available weeknights from 6PM PT through 10PM PT, followed by two hours of Fox TV’s locally produced programming.
List of original programming (show descriptions provided by Fox).
“On the 7 with Dr. Sean” — Hosted by spiritual leader Dr. Sean McMillan, this program tackles the daily hot topics that concern the black community through the lens of unwavering faith and insight.
“The Mike and Donny Show” — Hosted by Mike Hill and Donny Harrell, this talk show presents frank conversations about the issues that black men and women face today.
“The Tammi Mac Late Show” — Hosted by radio personality Tammi Mac, this show is a celebration of black culture through music, performance, and the spoken word with meaningful conversation.
“Out Loud with Claudia Jordan” — Hosted by Claudia Jordan, this talk show provides the perspective of a black woman on issues surrounding dating, beauty, and relationships.
“Fit and Fab with Elise Neal” — Hosted by Elise Neal, this is a weekly show concentrating on fitness, health, and nutrition.
“One on One with Keyshia Cole” — Hosted by singer, songwriter, actress, producer, and television personality Keyshia Cole, this talk show features in-depth interviews with notable celebrities and entertainers and covers issues facing the black audience.
By Michael Jacobo