Music service Tidal is planning to make its own original TV shows, it has emerged.
If you're not aware of it, Tidal is a premium music streaming service that's owned by rapper Jay Z. It originally launched a year ago, then Jay Z bought it in January and relaunched it in March with a star-studded roster of artists including Madonna, Rihanna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Christ Martin and others.
Tidal has ordered two new TV shows. The first is a second series of 'Money & Violence', a Brooklyn-based drama that shot to fame on YouTube. It will air in January.
The second is 'No Small Talk', which profiles up-and-coming comedians. It started on Tuesday.
According to Tidal's Tim Riley, senior VP artist and label relations, this is the natural progression for the company. "If someone is paying for Tidal, we want that to be the best experience they can have," he said.
Other shows are also in production, though not much is known at this stage. One is said to profile emerging musicians and one is said to be sports-based.