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Here! (TV network)


Here! (TV network)

Here TV
Launched 2002
Owned by Here Media
Slogan America's Only Gay TV Network
Country United States
Verizon FiOS Channel 445

Here TV is an American premium television network targeting the LGBT audiences. Launched in 2002, here! is available nationwide on all major cable systems, fiber optics systems, and Internet TV providers as either a 24/7 premium subscription channel, a video on demand (VOD) service, and/or a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service.

Here TV is actively involved in the LGBT community and offers sponsorship to yearly events such as gay pride events and film festivals as well as supporting a number of community organizations.[1]

In 2012 it was announced that select Here TV programming would be made available on demand through the online service Hulu.[2] In 2013, Here TV programming became available on the YouTube paid channels. [3]

In 2011, Here TV's holding company, Regent was sued by Merrill-Lynch and Bank of America for $60 million, which claim Colichman and Regent "used bogus movie license and distribution agreements to get loans." [4] In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged Regent's affiliates "knowingly created unreasonable, inflated - and possible fake - release strategies, financial projections, marketing strategies and film distribution budgets," [4] which they sent to Merrill and a former collateral agent, Wells Fargo, to support its funding requests and that "Defendants knew that these marketing and release strategies and distribution budgets would never be adhered to or executed and that they were inappropriate for the scope of the, more often than not, low-quality straight to DVD film titles, but submitted them to Plaintiffs anyway." [4]


Here TV offers a variety of programming targeted toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. here! both produces original programming and acquires programming to air on the network. The channel airs original series, movies, documentaries, talk shows, reality series, and comedy specials.

Here TV's signature shows include Dante's Cove, The Lair, Just Josh, For & Against, Boombox and She's Living for This. Documentary specials include 30 Years From Here, Heart of Broadway: The Ensemble Behind Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Ribbon of Hope Celebration.


External links

  • Here Media Inc.

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