It was announced today that the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization and home of the prestigious NAACP Image Awards, has partnered with the TV One network in a new multi-media five year agreement.
Under the five-year contract, TV One becomes the television home for the association’s awards show, beginning with the live airing of the 45th NAACP Image Awards in February 2014.
“Our new multi-faceted long-term partnership with TV One will bring expanded visibility and awareness of the NAACP and its important programs, such as the NAACP Image Awards,” said NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Roslyn M. Brock.
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
TV One will air live broadcasts of the Image Awards and red carpet arrivals in 2014.
“We are truly honored to be partnering with the NAACP and becoming the new home for the Image Awards,” said TV One Chairman and CEO / President of Radio One Alfred Liggins in a statement released today.
Submissions are now being accepted until Friday, November 15, 2013. Info is available at www.naacpimageawards.net.
Nominations for the “45th NAACP Image Awards” will be announced next January.