Dance Network, the first channel devoted entirely to dance-related programming, will launch in the fall, it was announced today. The network will be a direct-to-consumers. subscription-based operation available on web browsers, iOS and Android devices and on Roku, with plans to expand later to set-top boxes, video game consoles and other platforms.
Dance Network will feature programming devoted to “all forms of movement and dance as entertainment, exercise, sport and inspiration,” drawn from both original shows and licensed TV shows and film. Three of the network’s launch shows were announced: Traveling Dancer, a showcase of dance styles worldwide; To The Stage, documenting real-life competitive choirs, inspired by Fox’s Glee; and Steady Mobbin’, a show about flash mobs. Acquired licensed programming will be announced later.
In advance of its official launch in October, the network is hosting a preview event for U.S. consumers on National Dance Day, July 25, in Nashville and online, where a mix of original and licensed programming will be available. The full slate of programs will be announced before the official launch.