Urban Movie Channel announced they have acquired a multi-year license of over 40 hours of urban-themed content from Starz Digital to be debuted on the channel over the summer.

“We are excited to have acquired an array of titles from Starz Digital that will bolster our UMC content library,” said Angela Northington, RLJ Entertainment’s SVP of Urban Content Acquisitions. “This package is comprised of titles ranging from comedy and drama to action/thriller and documentary. It is in line with what our Chairman, Bob Johnson, has envisioned for growing the UMC digital channel,” she concluded.

Mara Winokur, Senior Vice President at Starz Digital commented, “Starz Digital is always seeking new opportunities to identify relationships with distributors on emerging digital platforms.  This recent UMC agreement brings strong titles from our portfolio of urban library programming with an on-target digital outlet that is a great match for the content.”