Report: #1051013

Complaint Review: PunchTV Studios - Signal Hill California

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  • PunchTV Studios 2058 Dawson Avenue, Ste A, Signal Hill, California USA

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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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#7 Author of original report

Punch TV Eviction and Tax Evasion is Public Record

AUTHOR: Media Watch - ()

POSTED: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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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#6 Author of original report

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

AUTHOR: Media Watch - ()

POSTED: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

What a SCUMBAG!!

AUTHOR: Unpaid Employee John - ()

POSTED: Friday, April 18, 2014

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 - ()

POSTED: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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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#3 Consumer Comment

Punch TV is known to make up lies and more lies

AUTHOR: Concerned for the public - ()

POSTED: Saturday, July 13, 2013

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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#2 UPDATE Employee

A Day In The Life at Punch TV

AUTHOR: Punch TV Network - ()

POSTED: Sunday, June 16, 2013

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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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Satisfied Intern

AUTHOR: tracee - ()

POSTED: Thursday, May 23, 2013

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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