A new online channel showcasing San Francisco Bay area talent launches this Thursday, September 29. at 11 pm ET, 8 pm local time.
SoulBeat TV is the Internet reincarnation of a Comcast TV cable channel of the same name that was available to Bay area residents in the 1980 and 1990s. The online version is being shepherded by former SoulBeat show producer, Warren Foster Sr., whose original program, Business in the Black, spotlighted successful African-American business owners.
“We are relaunching SoulBeat TV to uplift the Bay Area community in musical and creative arts, supporting greater city unity, civic correctness with peace, love and prosperity,” said Foster. “All of our shows and series will feature multicultural hosts, artists, musicians and community members.”
The new SoulBeat TV will debut with Spotlight on the Bay, a live program starring local Bay Area musicians in local venues. Future shows are expected to include:
- Passing the Torch – “Musical legends passing on wisdom to the next generation”
- Jazz @ the Pass – Live jazz concert series from around the Bay area and beyond
- Drum of the Bay – “Feeling the rhythm of the Bay,” featuring local activists
- Masters at Work – Behind- the-scenes production footage inside the studio
- Vibes – “A dance party ‘Soul Train’ experience”
- Biz in the Black –Successful local community business owners
- Gray Matters –Active lifestyles of the baby boomer generation
- Move + Groove – “Dance, exercise and fitness show for positive, inspirational workouts”
A number of community talk shows are also in development.
You can learn more about each show at soulbeat.tv/shows.
If you are a Bay Area talent waiting to be discovered, SoulBeat TV is also accepting open submissions through Got Soul. SoulBeat is seeking entries from musicians, videographers and web series producers, as well as television and video hosts.
To view SoulBeat TV, visit Soulbeat.tv to download a Vimeo streaming app.
Here’s a preview of the new channel:
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- Pluto TV En Español - May 5, 2021
- Siblings’ Bad Road Trip - May 3, 2021
- Time-bending Spycraft - April 30, 2021
- Troubled Siblings and Murder - April 28, 2021
- ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Film on PBS - April 23, 2021
- Chicken, Statue on Peacock - April 21, 2021
- ‘Midsomer Murders’ Season 22 - April 19, 2021
- ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Binge - April 16, 2021
- AMC+’s Cold War Thriller - April 14, 2021