Oprah better watch out!
Lionsgate is on such a roll with the Tyler Perry franchise they want to give our savior his own television network.
Lionsgate is looking to follow Oprah Winfrey and launch a new cable TV network anchored by Tyler Perry.
“Tyler is one of those rare resources that one could launch a channel with. We have a lot of options if we choose to go down that path,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told financial analysts Wednesday after posting a surprise first quarter profit on Tuesday.
The Lionsgate topper refused to be drawn on details following a report Tuesday in the New York Times about a planned cable TV channel Tyler TV.
But Feltheimer praised Perry as a “rare piece of talent that can bring an audience anywhere.”
On how a Tyler Perry cable venture might be rolled out, he said Lionsgate could buy and rebrand a not-fully distributed channel, or pursue a “nesting strategy” with a channel it already has, including TV Guide.
Would you watch the Tyler Perry network?
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