Manorlogz TV schedules announced

4front TV has confirmed plans to join Showcase 2 as an official broadcast partner for Manorlogz Extreme Spoken Word – the UK’s first extreme spoken word championships.
Under the agreement, the online TV station will share transmission with the award-winning Sky Digital broadcaster of the inaugural Manorlogz launch highlights show on Tuesday December 7 at 10pm. The deal also includes coverage of the semi-finals on Tuesday December 14 and the Christmas grand final on Tuesday December 21.

Manorlogz was launched earlier this summer as the UK’s answer to Def Poetry Jam – an HBO television series produced by hip-hop music entrepreneur Russell Simmons.

The series presents performances by established spoken word poets, as well as up-and-coming poets, the latter of whom feature in an online poetry slam voted for by the public at

Bernard Kordieh, executive producer of Manorlogz, said: “We consider ourselves fortunate to have two committed television partners who are able to reach both new and established audiences throughout the UK. This agreement was successful in both establishing a long-term partnership and adding a new dimension to our multiplatform coverage.”

The actor & comedian Lateef Lovejoy will anchor 4front’s Manorlogz coverage starting from December 7 and continuing with the semi-final broadcast on December 14 with the grand final climax on December 21. The lineup of acts performing at the launch feature Indigo Williams, Polar Bear & Floetic Lara – one of this year’s competition judges alongside former Daily Mirror journalist Jessie Grace Mellor and Tshaka Campbell – a household name on the spoken word circuit.

A spokesman for 4front TV said: “Manorlogz is a unique and entertaining series which will help define the direction of online TV and through Extreme Spoken Word will change the way audiences in the UK watch poetry on television”.

The free-to-air satellite coverage will be available to all Sky Digital subscribers on channel 203.

Tickets are available to attend the TV recordings of the semi-finals and the final on Saturday December 4 in Bethnal Green. More details can be found at


Notes: 4front TV will launch its new online TV channel on December 7 with a simulcast of Manorlogz in addition to the UK short film drama ‘Stick With Me’.

For all enquiries regarding 4front TV please contact the following:
VJ Davidson (Series producer):
Juanita Rosenior (Co-producer):

Yvonne Ossei (Marketing & Press): 
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