Ryan Seacrest, Mark Cuban, CAA and AEG have partnered together to launch a new pop culture cable network. They’re calling the network AXS, short for access and it’ll take the place of Mark’s old HDNet. Mark said it’ll take about six months to flip the network, and all the TV-MA stuff will go away. Ryan Seacrest is not expected to have a presence on the network, but his production company is expected to provide content for them. I’m picturing the network to be a cross between old school MTV, and E!
Do you think a year from now Ryan will get Oprah syndrome? Where feels like he has to have a presence on the network in order to make it work? Ryan certainly doesn’t have an Oprah following, but I could see it happening…actually scratch that–Mark Cuban will be all over this puppy…his ego can’t help it.
I’m curious to see how this “big venture” unfolds.