"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest hasn’t had much luck getting his idea for a cable channel off the ground, reports the New York Post.
Seacrest is working with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG to debut a cable channel that would air concerts and some of his productions, the piece notes. Recently, Seacrest and his group were in discussions with cable giant Viacom over buying VH1’s niche network Soul and rebranding it, but those talks have ended, the story adds.
Representative for Viacom, AEG and Seacrest declined to comment, according to the piece.
The group was also in talks with Comcast about buying its gaming network G4, but those talks have also ended, the article notes. Nevertheless, the partnership is still trying to get its idea off the ground and is continuing to talk with other big media companies, the piece adds.