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    STELLAR TV’S INAUGURAL BLACK HISTORY HONORS TELEVISION SERIES SCREENING SET TO PREMIERE AT NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER ’


    Driven by culture, lifestyle, history, and music, the network will air uplifting programs on linear and streaming television platforms in addition to its current programs in broadcast syndication. Stellar TV’s launch will be announced during the 37th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, July 15 and 16.

    STELLAR TV’S INAUGURAL BLACK HISTORY HONORS TELEVISION SERIES SCREENING SET TO PREMIERE AT NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

    (CHICAGO, IL) – January 10, 2023 – Today, Chicago-based multimedia mega-company, Central City Productions, announced the production of Black History Honors, a brand-new television series. The screening of the series premiere will be held, Monday, January 30th, 2023, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio – hosted by Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. The Proctor & Gamble Company is the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Black History Honors, four-part docuseries, honoring heroes of the Underground Railroad and featuring musical tributes by award-winning gospel music artists, to celebrate Black History Month in February.

    Don Jackson, founder of Central City Productions, shared: “The unique perspective of our Black History Honors series celebrates the lives and legacies of the Underground Railroad freedom activists. As well, in this Post-Covid season, where African American Museums are struggling to maintain and increase attendance, our series underscores the fact that Black History and Black Museums Matter”.

    The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is the preeminent cultural learning center for inclusive freedom — locally, nationally, and globally. The museum’s mission is to pursue inclusive freedom by promoting social justice for all, building on the principles of the Underground Railroad. Visit freedomcenter.org for more information.

    The Black History Honors series will air in national broadcast syndication in over 200 television markets between February 4th - March 5, 2023 and on Bounce TV on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:30PM ET. For more information on Black History Honors visit StellarTV.com.

    About the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.

    About Central City Productions (CCP)
    Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a national broadcast television producer and syndicator of its exclusively owned African American programming. Celebrating over 50 years of broadcasting Black excellence with uplifting and entertaining original television content, CCP’s award-winning television programs include the Stellar Gospel Music Awards (www.stellarawards.com), Black Music Honors (www.blackmusichonors.com), Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, Black College Quiz Show Series (www.blackcollegequiz.com), America’s Black Forum (www.americasblackforum.com), Mentoring Queens (www.mentoringqueen.com) and Mentoring Kings (www.mentoringking.com), among many others. For more information, visit www.stellartv.com

    Distribution carriage partners as of this press release include: Charter Communications, a leading cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand, which is set to premiere the Stellar TV network during the fourth quarter of 2022; Verizon FIOS, a television service operating over a fiber optical network that covers roughly 11% of the U.S. population; XUMO, a free ad-supported streaming service that offers over 200 channels of premium programming; and STIRR TV, an ad-supported video streaming service owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

    The Stellar TV network is also committed to building the next generation of television production professionals. Stellar TV is committed to providing Black and Brown students in film and television programs at community colleges in urban cities with hands-on production training, shadowing, mentorship, internships, and employment opportunities in Stellar TV productions.

    Media interested in covering the Stellar TV network launch or attending the announcement event can contact StellarsPR@explorefcg.com.

    About Central City Productions (CCP)

    Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a national broadcast television production, sales and broadcast syndication company of its exclusively owned African American programming content. Celebrating over 50 years of broadcasting Black excellence with uplifting and entertaining original television content, CCP’s award-winning television programs include the Stellar Awards (www.stellarawards.com), Black Music Honors (www.blackmusichonors.com), Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, Black College Quiz Show Series (www.blackcollegequiz.com), America’s Black Forum (www.americasblackforum.com), Mentoring Queens (www.mentoringqueen.com) and Mentoring Kings (www.mentoringking.com), among many others. For more information, visit www.stellartv.com.