Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV will kick off December 15th. The subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service is described as the “Netflix of Jazz.” Jones worked with television producer Reza Ackbaraly to create the service that completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in the Fall that raised $170,000.
Qwest TV has exclusive jazz content and archives of over 100 concerts, interviews, documentaries and related content that will be available on computers, tablets and mobile devices. Subscriptions start at $7.49 per month and customers can choose Standard or Premium service with both options being ad-free.
Gregory Porter, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, Sun Ra, Macy Gray, Elvin Jones and Al Jarreau are some of the artists that will be featured upon the service’s initial launch. The complete catalog can be viewed at www.qwest.tv/catalog. Subscriptions for Qwest TV can be purchased at www.qwest.tv .