Ryan Seacrest To Launch Cable Network

Ryan Seacrest is slated to launch the new cable network AXS TV.

The network is a newly-rebranded version of the Mark Cuban channel HDNet and will focus on past and upcoming music concerts (to which Cuban has access as head of live concert promoter AEG), lifestyle shows and celebrity news. Seacrest is currently a stakeholder in the network; no plans for on-air appearances by Seacrest have yet been disclosed.
News of the network originally surfaced last year, when The Hollywood Reporter noted that Seacrest, AEG, and Creative Artists Agency were in talks to launch a “music, pop culture and lifestyle oriented” cable network as a kind of “Sports Center for pop culture” and that the group had been in talks to helm VH1’s Soul program.