Ryan Seacrest to rebrand cable channel HDNet
January 20th, 2012
12:40 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest to rebrand cable channel HDNet

We're starting to wonder what Ryan Seacrest can't do.

The "Idol" host, E! personality and TV producer has announced that he's going to rebrand the cable channel HDNet along with the network's owner, Mark Cuban, the event promotion company A.E.G. and his talent agency, CAA.

The plan is to reshape HDNet, which was originally created in 2001 as the place to find high definition programming, into a network for "music, live entertainment and live events" called "AXS TV," Seacrest told the New York Times.

Pronounced "Access TV," Cuban explained, "We're going to be able to take what I had hoped to do with HDNet - which was to be live, live, live - and accelerate that considerably."

AXS TV is expected to launch this summer.

Filed under: Celebrities • television

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  1. Douglas

    That is just so crazy 72 hours?!.. Well that's so gaga..But in all hesonty, I would believe if its just for a few hours.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. LoJenk

    Stop posting these lame video clips. Your schtick is old and horrid. Suk it!!

    January 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LoJenk


    January 21, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Richard Fore

    observer- maybe we could hook up? *wink wink** i really like those conservative values u have!

    January 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. narfzort

    that's a shame. HDNet just has some good shows (along with some garbage, of course) but doesn't exaggerate itself with hype and commercials. it figures that this fool would ruin something that i like, turning it into something he's involved in that i don't like.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Richard Fore

    yeah, i'm with ryan. i'm not touching any girly parts, either. i like a guy with some manly parts, cause mine are lacking so severely.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Observer

    I can tell you what he won't do: A woman. Any woman. I have to wonder when he will just come out alreaady.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaggy2Dope

      He'll come out when his career starts to falter. That way he can maximize the publicity.

      January 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ?

    I'll tell you what Seacrest can't do... he can't produce something with quality.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |

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