The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, is an innovative business network that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies.
Within The RLJ Companies portfolio, Johnson owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate investment; private equity; financial services; asset management; automobile dealerships; sports and entertainment; and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. The RLJ Companies is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with affiliate operations in Charlotte, NC; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; San Juan, PR; and Monrovia, Liberia. Prior to founding The RLJ Companies, Johnson was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Our owned content includes Foyle’s War made-for-TV films, multiple fitness/wellness titles, and 64% ownership of ACL, the works of Agatha Christie.
Our wholesale partners are broadcasters, digital outlets and major retailers in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, including, among others: DirecTV, Showtime, BET, PBS, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Walmart, Target, Costco, Barnes & Noble, HMV, Acorn, & iTunes.
COMING FEBRUARY 16. New Worlds is a gripping story of love, loss and the human price paid in the struggle for justice and liberty. Starring Jamie Dornan, this lavishly produced miniseries is set in England and America during the 1680s, featuring '50 Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan makes U.S. debut Feb. 16 exclusively on Acorn TV.
Just like BET, Johnson is hoping his latest venture, the Urban Movie Channel, will again be at the forefront of this new technological transformation of how we receive cultural-centered content. The UMC, which is available at www.urbanmoviechannel.com, is digital subscription video-on-demand (VOD) channel that caters to a largely urban and African American audience.