In VIBE Vixen's latest installment of Gentlemen's Corner, EVP of Alchemy Networks–a premiere digital “unwired” network–Alvin Williams realizes that television is slowly becoming a secondary source to watch your favorite shows. With the rise of internet-based networking, people seeking long-term fame are taking their talents to YouTube. Celebrities such as Reagan Gomez, Tatiana Ali and Issa Rae have caught the viral bug early with web-based series of their own.
Williams finds that his control over his company, alongside partner and CEO Peter Griffith, is easier, cheaper and more rewarding on YouTube than an actual network.
Recently partnering with TV production company Bunim/Murray and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, Alchemy Networks launched several digital channels that open opportunities for women of color, as well as cater specifically to their interests.
Vixen chatted with Williams to learn more about the networks digital plan and what we can expect from their programming.
Read the full Q&A here.