Baitcal Media Group, Inc is an American entertainment company that produces, distributes, and licenses content worldwide. Our extensive library of TV shows, films, literary works, and historic African-American footage of legendary figures have been viewed globally.
The company operates under the trademarked brand names of BC Television & Films, Baitcal Publishing, and Muslim News Magazine. Our primary objective is to develop unique concepts for the film and television business to create new frontiers in the entertainment industry. We are a fast-growing supplier of streaming digital media content, offering live and on-demand programming through company-owned streaming platforms.
In 2020, Baitcal Media Group launched Hotmix TV, a 24-hour streaming music video channel. It offers live shows and events, chart countdowns, celebrity guests and special curated music video blocks mixed by the world’s top video DJ’s. The platform's growth has been tremendous with many thousands of viewers across the globe. In 2021, we will introduce the new Hotmix TV app, which will make our 24-hour livestream available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung TV+.
We conduct current operations through our three primary operating subsidiaries:
BC Television & Films produces and distributes media content globally. The company has delivered 35 award-winning films, including “From Africa to the White House” featuring Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr., Angela Bassett, and Emmy Award winner Glynn Turman and Pan-African Film Festival “Best Feature Documentary” winner PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams.
Baitcal Publishing develops and distributes our unique collection of books exploring untold accounts of American history. BAIT-CAL Publishing puts the compelling power of these stories at the fingertips of socially-conscious readers. The latest release, "The Entrance: Pacoima's Story" by Crystal Jackson, has earned excellent reviews from the Los Angeles Daily News. Our top-selling title, "Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe." is a riveting real-life account of Marilyn Monroe's death viewed through the lens of the African American coroner's deputy who signed her death certificate.
Our publishing division also manages the company's digital media library of historical interviews, speeches, and footage from American history. Baitcal's extensive database is home to a treasure chest of rare content and digital images from the mid- 20th Century to present.
Muslim News Magazine (MNM) is our multi-media news and entertainment organization. Since 1990, MNM has been a leading source for news and information about Muslims in America. It's popular streaming video platform, MuslimNewsMagazine.TV, offers live, on-demand, and pay-per-view programming, including live events, movies, TV shows, and news coverage. MNM is one of the first Muslim-American streaming platforms. The company currently hosts one of the world's largest American Muslim media archives.
Baitcal has documented the Muslim experience in America since the early 1970s. With population growth and interest in the religion of Islam now at an all-time high, we launched MNM-TV, a web-based streaming channel designed for today's Muslim Americans. MNM provides high-quality entertainment programming targeting millions of Muslims in America.
BAIT-CAL Media Group, Inc. owns an extensive library of video, photos, and audiotape documenting the African-American experience over the past half-century. Our archives feature some of the most prominent names in American history, including exclusive interviews with Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, Dick Gregory, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Eddie Murphy, Louis Gossett, Jr., Quincy Jones, Isabel Sanford, Nancy Wilson, Rick James, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Minister Louis Farrakhan and more.
In addition to our vast library of historical footage, we also develop and manage our own proprietary digital media content. Our collection of entertainment properties features exclusive titles of television shows and films, including mini-series, documentaries, news, music, religion, and more. Our entertainment content includes the highly successful television franchise, "Video Hot Mix." The series has been aired and produced for Tribune Broadcast Stations, CBS Broadcast Stations, Spike TV and currently airs on Hotmix TV. Our digital offerings feature an award-winning collection of documentary films including,"From Africa to the White House” and “Unsung Heroes of Soul: The Philly Sound.”
Our latest film release, “PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams,” won “Best Feature Documentary” at the Pan-African Film Festival and will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video later this year. Many of our titles are available on DVD and Blu-Ray HD. Our goal is to continue to create unique, fresh, and exclusive content, including many genres of television and film. Our content targets African-American viewers, providing high-quality programming to one of America’s most underserved markets.
Founded by Lionel Grandison, Sr. (Samir Muqaddin) in 1972, Baitcal has become an iconic entertainment company boasting four decades of experience in the communications industry. Since inception, the company has set its sights on growth, diversification, and inclusive representation.
"Playing an instrumental role in helping stories of history and culture reach a broader audience continues to be our goal," states Lon Grandison-Muqaddin, now president and C.E.O. of Baitcal Media Group. "Our vision to achieve this is through the use of streaming video platforms and finding like-minded partners to strengthen company brands and broaden our scope of operations."