Less than one month after PBS indefinitely suspended the long-running nightly talk show, Tavis Smiley, The Smiley Group, Inc., has announced multiple new deals across an assortment of platforms aimed at reaching a broader, younger and more international audience.
“Every crisis presents us an opportunity,” said the award-winning talk show host. “I look forward to speaking with a louder, clearer voice to even more people. There is just too much going on that demands our immediate attention.”
The 53-year old broadcaster has signed on to host a new online series called “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” to commence the second quarter 2018. The series— to “celebrate the spirit of resilience and the power to overcome that resides in each of us”— will be distributed over various devices and platforms including: Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, iOS, Android, desktop, notebook, etc., with a total universe of more than 500 million viewers.