The show was scheduled to air live on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. PT.
Jay-Z's new channel, called Life and Times, is part of an original programming initiative. It will feature a lineup of in-depth lifestyle pieces based on the tastes and interests of the rapper turned mogul.
The rapper is christening the Barclays Center with a weeklong series of shows. The arena is the home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.