TV ONE STEAM HISTORY

TV One is a cable network that represents a connection to the authentic, rich, and diverse experience of African American life, history, and culture. The network was founded on the premise of offering variety and choice in entertainment products to our television audience.  With this in mind, we are highly sensitive to the need to expand innovative STEAM education concepts that will resonate with children across all of our communities.  We recognize the importance of supporting expansion of the pool of critical thinkers, increasing science literacy, and enabling the next generation of innovators.

TV One is proud to join in with teachers, parents, students and the education community at large in making STEAM education a top priority.  Our nation’s future success as leader in scientific discovery and technological innovation is highly dependent on our youths’ critical thinking and innovative skills.  According to data from Change the Equation, a STEM advocacy coalition, “[d]espite a national focus on directing more students toward science, technology, engineering and math fields – particularly women and minorities, the STEM workforce is no more diverse now than [it was] in 2001.”  It is with this on-going need that we do our part to change the dialogue and engagement by offering teachers and students our newly revised TV One STEAM curriculum.

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers.

In addition to being the home of News One Now, the only live, daily news program targeting Black viewers, the network is best known for its signature programming brand, Unsung. The music biography series tells the untold stories of the greatest R&B and soul artists of our time has helped define TV One as a trusted storyteller and voice of black culture.

In December 2008, TV One launched TV One High Def, which now serves more than 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.

In 2017, TV One relaunched the TV One STEAM website, to include the Arts with an updated curriculum focusing on the Anatomy of a TV News Show.