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Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | PunchTV Studios Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. Punch TV Studios was established for those consumers who are intrigued by one-of-a-kind programming. Punch TV Studios, known for providing a unique selection of original and creative television programming. Punch TV Studios is a company for the people by the people; the consumer is the company’s main priority.

  • Submitted: Tue, May 14, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, February 17, 2017
  • Reported By: Media Watch — Alabama
  • PunchTV Studios Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. Punch TV Studios was established for those consumers who are intrigued by one-of-a-kind programming. Punch TV Studios, known for providing a unique selection of original and creative television programming. Punch TV Studios is a company for the people by the people; the consumer is the company’s main priority.
    2058 Dawson Avenue, Ste A,
    Signal Hill, California
    USA

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to PunchTV Studios for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with Punch TV Studios have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. Punch TV Studios listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Punch TV Studios's CEO, Mr. Joseph Collins, has informed us that his personal philosophy is that his clients success is the heart of the business. As a successful businessman, Mr. Collins feels that it is critical to listen to his audience and respond properly. By always putting his audience first, Mr. Collins hopes to maintain a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come.

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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Joseph Collins during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases towards PunchTV Studios.

Punch TV Network is a part of Punch TV Studios. Joseph Collins expressed that his company used to have a network model that reached over 55 million homes, "we are now rebuilding the network on a market by market basis. For example, we have a station [in] Houston, Beaumont, Pensacola, Jacksonville, etc…as we continue to build it out one market at a time…making that market work for us. And so our theme is to provide great programming provided to the urban market and give independent producers an opportunity to have their work shown in these markets."

Because of the nature of Punch TV Network, they work business to business and they have had great success with the business's they are currently working with. Mr. Collins further stated, "the ones we work with are very happy with our programming reaching their consumer market base because their consumers are watching our channels."





CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION – PUNCHTV STUDIOS

During the on-site interview, Mr. Collins was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Mr. Collins expressed that they are not aware of any complaints against their company, "we have really great relationships with TV station owners…they really like us…we have an impeccable reputation with them."

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. Collins stated the following, "a good portion of those comments are from a former employee of ours…he was very very unhappy for whatever reason…part of it was because we were growing the company and part of it was because we were developing a business model that required flexibility and this person was very inflexible…and we actually ended up suing that employee in Los Angeles Superior Court for libel and defamation and we won." He further stated, "a lot of the comments that are there are irrelevant and erroneous and part of the settlement the judge ordered that those comments be removed from the search engine rankings…a lot of our new shareholders don’t understand the process and they are finding this information on the Internet and it is causing a lot of confusion….this former employee was causing a lot of the discomfort among other employees." Mr. Collins additionally stated the following in regards to their accreditation, "with our IPO, the SEC has fully qualified and vetted us. We have made full disclosures about every aspect of our business dealings to the SEC. This is a huge vetting process. Those who are familiar with this process would not even question us because we have made full disclosure, all of our information is now public knowledge via the SEC website…and we have also been independently audited by a major accounting firm."

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to making things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Mr. Collins stated, " we have added more controls now…we are more aggressive with contracts and making sure that there is no confusion. We make sure everything is in writing. And our team is more experienced."

Punch TV Network is proud to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, " we thank you for the opportunity to tell our side of the story. We really appreciate this opportunity to tell our story."



PUNCHTV STUDIOS– STATEMENT FROM THE CEO – JOSEPH COLLINS

" The brainchild of entertainment maven Joseph Collins, Punch TV Studios is the sole TV production company catering to the African-American, English speaking Hispanic and American urban communities. Overseeing the operations of independent, company-owned divisions, Punch TV Studios offers its unique content digitally on-demand, successfully filling in the creative gap left in the market by major studio networks. Punch TV Studios recently launched their IPO at just $1.00 per share.

Punch TV Studios's Punch TV Studio's team has expressed that they feel very confident doing their job and excited about working for the company. Punch TV Studios takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "Punch TV Studios takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "Punch TV Studios provides a very positive environment in which to work in. Opportunities for suggestions and improvements are encouraged. Mr.Collins is truly concerned about employees contribution to the company and providing growth opportunities for us. He takes the time to listen and communicate with employees and customers."

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that Punch TV Studios' past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.



STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM PUNCHTV STUDIOS

Punch TV Studios recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Punch TV Studios has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Punch TV Studios recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Punch TV Studios has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience. , Ripoff Report is convinced that Punch TV Studios is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.





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NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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Punch TV Network, Punch TV , Joseph Collins, Rachel Ramos Signal Hill California

This company is not recommended for anyone who expects to be paid for the work they do or who wants a career in Television. The Company CEO, Joseph Collins and Director of Communications, Rachel Ramos lack the basic business knowledge needed to head a television network. Wiith no education or television background, the company is run with no structure or organization. Their unethical business practices include hiring professionals to work and then refusing to pay them. They also also hire interns promising to hire them but when their internship is over, they are replaced with new interns. Many Press Releases are released so that the company is perceived to be successful and bigger than it actually is to incite investors and viewers. Although, the company does have low powered affiliates, it lacks the wherewithall and programming to impress high-powered stations. This not a company to do business with.

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#1 Author of original report

Punch TV Eviction and Tax Evasion is Public Record

AUTHOR: Media Watch - ()

If you don't believe that Joseph Collins is a scam artist, do your research and look up his company in public records. There you will find information showing that Punch TV is operating on an expired Business License, tax evasion, and numerous lawsuits from people who have been scammed by this man. Don't believe the smooth lies and the supportive comments by so-called ex-interns, Joseph asks them to write those rebuttals so that people will still fall into his trap.

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#2 Author of original report

What Exactly Did Tracee, The Satisfied Intern Learn At Punch TV About The Television Business

AUTHOR: Media Watch - ()

It is easy for this labeled Ex-Employee who was not an Ex Emplpoyee but an Intern, rant and rave about how satisfied she weas when she was not getting paid! He didn't owe her anything!! Of course her experience was going to be great. She worked her butt off for free! To top it off, she apparently she did not learn much because she does not know the difference between an employee and an intern. So, her comment means nothing. If she had been an employee and worked and had not gotten paid, perhaps her comment might carry some weight here. Besides, I don't believe she even wrote this. I believe that idiot, Joseph Collins is behind these dumb, non-relevant rebuttals in his own defense.

My question to "Tracee" is what did you learn while you were at Punch TV that you can use at any other network??? I guarantee you nothing! Planning parties is not what working on a Network is all about. Do yourself a favor and stay out of this because he doesn't owe you anything so what you say really doesn't matter and if you think those of us would waste our time exposing Joseph Collins for what he is for no reason, you are as dumb as your comment sounds. Let's see how you feel after working your butt off and then not getting paid and being lied too over and over again. I am positive that you will be right in line with the rest of exposing Joseph for the con-artist he is.

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

What a SCUMBAG!!

AUTHOR: Unpaid Employee John - ()

My experience as a former employee of Punch TV is that Joseph Collins is a true D*********. As stated in previous reports, he doesn't pay any of his employees or his rent either. He was evicted from the studio/office located at 5907 W. Pico Blvd. on February 18, 2014 by LA County Sherriffs. He pretended to not know that the eviction was coming, when asked what happened, which was one of the many outrageous lies he told while I worked for him, without getting paid.  He claimed that it was a misunderstanding with his landlord and was not aware that the eviction was coming.

He had me calling potential investors in the Houston, Texas area to invest in his company and Punch TV was not even on the air in Houston area. His website claimed that it was airing on channel 21.5 KVQT and it had not been on for months. Many of his affiliate channels had dumped Punch TV long before but he did not change his website at all. That was a part of the investment scam he was perpetrating because he knew that none of the potential investors could actually see Punch TV. He claimed that Punch TV was broadcast in over 30 million homes nationwide. The website had a link to watch Punch TV live, that only displayed a couple of commercials and no content whatsoever. I asked him to fix the problem so they could see Punch TV and for over a month he claimed to be working on it. Finally, he said that he would put a 12 hour loop of prerecorded content to help mislead investors and was not even able to do that. 

During an employee meeting in February 2014, which I attended, his entire staff complained for hours that none of them had been paid, ever. Most of them resigned right after the meeting and I never saw them again. They said that he threw a New Years Eve party but none of them got paid. He even posted videos on the Punch TV website from the party. He claimed that the party was free because sponsors paid for all of it.

He drives a silver Mercedes and pretends to be the pastor of the Ambassadors for Christ church, which held services on the soundstage at the Pico address he was evicted from on 2/18/14. I quizzed him about the bible and he knew, absolutely, nothing about it. It was just another scam that he perpetrated on his congregation and the public. 

Like many other Hollywood assholes, he uses college interns like slaves because he doesn't have to pay them. They are all promised jobs after graduation but who would want to work for a creep like him that does not pay his bills or employees. 

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#4 Consumer Comment

Joseph Collins....Honest and Fair

AUTHOR: anonymous - ()

As Founder and CEO of Punch TV, Inc., I am delighted to offer you an amazing opportunity to partner with us - a
dynamic and innovative media company that boldly introduces a new era of entertainment.  This offer affords
you the opportunity to partner with a company that is highly committed to improving the overall entertainment
quality of broadcast television, cable television, and mobile device television.

By opening our doors to independent producers, directors, writers, engineers, actors, affiliates, and dreamers,
Punch TV  has created the opportunity to make a significant impact and contribution to the urban community.
Fueled by visionary leadership, our promise is to create strong brand recognition and gain national and
international market dominance in the urban community.  We are extremely selective in our partnership choices,
as we only seek to create long-lasting business relationships that will add significant value for all parties involved.

Punch TV provides a unique offering of programming that includes multi-ethic dramas, comedies, talk shows,
reality shows, business, sports, s****.>

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#5 Consumer Comment

Punch TV is known to make up lies and more lies

AUTHOR: Concerned for the public - ()

Do not believe anything posted as a rebuttal those two Joseph Collins and Rachel Ramos will sell their soul if they had to for money. Joseph is nothing but a street negro born in south central los angeles that thinks he can out con anyone. But guess what his days of pimping punch tv is coming to an end. 

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#6 UPDATE Employee

A Day In The Life at Punch TV

AUTHOR: Punch TV Network - ()

There have been many false and untrue allegations made about Joseph Collins, Rachel Ramos and Punch TV Network as a whole. They say that he doesn't pay his employees. They say she doesn't have the required experience to operate a television network. That is what they want you to believe. People are quick to tell you what a company lacks and who doesn't have what experience but where is there television network? Where is their multi-million dollar corporation? What relatively new company has not had some hiccups and made mistakes that in hindsight they wish they would have done different?

Just the fact that Punch TV Network is a Black Owned and Operated company operating in 2013 should be applauded. There have been endless companies, Black Owned and otherwise, who have closed their doors and left all of their employees searching for new jobs within the current state of today's economy yet Punch TV still stands. These lies are simply figments in the imaginations of individuals who dream of being a part of Punch TV, with absolutely no basis in fact, reality or truth!

Where is your proof? Why hasn't Joseph Collins faced criminial charges if his company participates in fraudulent behavior? Why hasn't the Labor Board or the EDD stepped in if employees are not being paid? We have to ask ourselves why these allegations have been made? For what purpose? The answer to that question is because Joseph Collins, Rachel Ramos, Punch TV and their entire organization is stirring up television and everyone doesn't like it!

Who started these lies and falsehoods?

  • Individuals who tried to get hired at Punch TV but did not make the grade
  • Individuals who were interns but who were unable to successfully become actual employees
  • Individuals who have had their television shows rejected from Punch TV due to the quality of the shows
  • And primarily individuals who are ex-employees and who were a major part of Punch TV who have now decided that they don't need Joseph Collins any longer, after learning everything that they can from him and who now want to become his competition!

Will they win? No. Why? Because God doesn't like ugly. God doesn't like falsehoods. God doesn't like lies. God doesn't like for people to go out and create chaos and anarchy. God is always on the side of the Just and Punch TV is Just. We are working day and night to create an organization that will create careers and change the lives of everyone it touches. So while they believe that they have won, while they believe that they are winning, these same people need to understand that Joseph Collins, Rachel Ramos, Our Staff, Our Supporters and Punch TV will not be beat! 

What we do here at Punch TV is nothing short of amazing, simply due to the wonderful people and team that we have here at Punch TV! So we ask you to keep an open mind on Punch TV. Before jumping to any conclusions find out who Joseph Collins and Punch TV really is.

We invite you to check out A Day In The Life at Punch TV or visit us online at: Punch TV Network! Better yet take a stand against injustice and join our supporters as a Fan of Punch TV!

 

 

 

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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Satisfied Intern

AUTHOR: tracee - ()

I wanted to express my heartfelt concerns with the slanderous words and defamation of character report written about Punch TV and their executives. I used to intern for the company that spanned over a four month period, just over a year ago. I don’t understand why someone would post such horrible things, I can only assume everyone shares different hopes and visions because during my time at Punch TV Network, Joseph Collins and Rachel Ramos were nothing but professional and they gave me opportunity and projects to complete where I gathered an enormous amount of valuable information. I enjoyed my time interning with them and because of their interest in mentoring me led me to advance in the field of television.

 
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