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Bounce TV

Bounce TV
Type Digital broadcast television network
Branding Bounce TV
Country United States
Availability National (availability level pending; may not be available in all markets)
Slogan "TV Our Way"
Key people Andrew Young (co-founder)
Martin Luther King III (co-founder)
Ryan Glover (EVP)
Jonathan Katz (EVP)
Established April 4, 2011
Launch date September 26, 2011 (scheduled)
Official website http://www.bouncetv.com

Bounce TV is a proposed United States television network scheduled to launch on Digital terrestrial television stations on September 26, 2011.[1] Promoted as "the first 24/7 digital multicast broadcast network created exclusively for African Americans," Bounce TV will feature programming geared toward blacks in the 25-54 age range.

Bounce TV (its name signifies a network that is "going somewhere with energy")[2] will feature programming gained via acquisition and licensing agreements with such sources as NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television, Codeblack Entertainment, and Image Entertainment. The planned programming mix will include movies, reruns of TV series, documentaries, specials, inspirational programming, and other original content. Live sporting events will also be featured, including broadcasts of football and basketball games from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (a league that includes several historically black colleges and universities) that will be produced by Urban Sports Entertainment Group.[3]

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Operations

Bounce TV was founded on April 4, 2011 and is majority owned-and-operated by African Americans.[4] The founding group and initial ownership team includes former Atlanta mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III, and Andrew "Bo" Young III; the group also includes Rob Hardy and Will Packer, the co-founders of Rainforest Films, a top African-American production company.[3][5] Bounce TV is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Bounce TV posted its program schedule to their website on September 19, 2011, although there were reports that they would post it on September 1, 2011.[6]

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Affiliates

Bounce TV is in the process of lining up national distribution through digital subchannels of television stations throughout the United States. The network will launch with clearance rate of, at minimum, 32% of overall U.S. television households, thanks in part to carriage agreements with Raycom Media, LIN TV Corporation, and Nexstar Broadcasting Group;[7][8][9] the network is aiming for a target reach of at least 50% of overall U.S. television households at the time of launch.[2]

The current programming schedule for Bounce TV includes Soul Train, Judge Hatchett, Backstage Pass, and daily movies. Bounce TV will launch with the African-American classic The Wiz.

State↓ Market↓ Station↓ Channel[10]↓ Owner↓
Alabama Birmingham WBRC 6.2 Raycom Media
Alabama Dothan WDFX-TV 34.2 Raycom Media
Alabama Huntsvile WAFF 48.3 Raycom Media
Alabama Mobile WFNA 55.2 LIN TV Corporation
Alabama Montgomery WSFA 12.3 Raycom Media
Arkansas Little Rock KARZ-TV 42.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
California Fresno KVHF-LD 4.2 Cocola Broadcasting
California Bakersfield KCBT-LD 34.2 Cocola Broadcasting
California Sacramento KSAO-LD 49.2 Cocola Broadcasting
California San Francisco KAXT-LD 1.4 Broadland Properties, Inc.
Connecticut Hartford WTNH 8.2 LIN TV Corporation
Florida Jacksonville WCWJ 17.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Florida West Palm Beach WFLX 29.2 Raycom Media
Georgia Albany WALB 10.3 Raycom Media
Georgia Atlanta WATL[11] 36.2 Gannett Company
Georgia Augusta WFXG 54.3 Raycom Media
Georgia Columbus WTVM 9.2 Raycom Media
Georgia Savannah WTOC-TV 11.2 Raycom Media
Kansas Wichita KGPT-CA 49.1 Great Plains Television
Kentucky Louisville WAVE 3.3 Raycom Media
Illinois Chicago WWME-CA[12] 23.2 Weigel Broadcasting
Illinois Peoria WMBD-TV 31.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Illinois Rockford WQRF-TV 39.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Indiana Indianapolis WNDY-TV 23.3 LIN TV Corporation
Louisiana Baton Rouge WAFB 9.2 Raycom Media
Louisiana Lake Charles KPLC 7.2 Raycom Media
Louisiana Monroe KARD 14.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Louisiana Shreveport KSLA-TV 12.3 Raycom Media
Mississippi Biloxi WLOX 13.2 Raycom Media
Mississippi Jackson WLBT 3.2 Raycom Media
Mississippi Laurel/Hattiesburg WDAM-TV 7.3 Raycom Media
Missouri Kansas City KSMO-TV[13] 62.2 Meredith Corporation
Nevada Las Vegas KGNG-LD 47.3 King Kong Broadcasting
New York Rochester WROC-TV 8.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
North Carolina Charlotte WBTV 3.3 Raycom Media
North Carolina Greenville WYDO 14.2 Bonten Media
North Carolina Wilmington WECT 6.2 Raycom Media
Ohio Cincinnati WXIX 19.3 Raycom Media
Ohio Cleveland WUAB 43.3 Raycom Media
Ohio Columbus W23BZ-D 23.1 Guardian Television Network, Inc.
Ohio Dayton WBDT 26.2 LIN TV Corporation
Pennsylvania Philadelphia WMCN-TV[13] 44.2 Lenfest Broadcasting
South Carolina Charleston WCSC-TV 5.3 Raycom Media
South Carolina Columbia WIS 10.3 Raycom Media
South Carolina Myrtle Beach WMBF-TV 32.2 Raycom Media
Tennessee Memphis WMC-TV 5.2 Raycom Media
Texas Abilene KRBC-TV 9.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Texas Beaumont KBTV-TV 4.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Texas Houston KHOU 11.3 Belo Corporation
Texas Lubbock KAMC-TV 28.2 Mission Broadcasting Group
Texas San Angelo KSAN-TV 3.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Texas Tyler/Lufkin KLTV
KTRE
7.4
9.3
Raycom Media
Texas Wichita Falls KJTL 18.2 Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Virginia Norfolk WAVY 10.2 LIN TV Corporation
Virginia Richmond WUPV 65.2 Raycom Media
Wisconsin Milwaukee WBME-TV[12] 49.2 Weigel Broadcasting

References

Author:Bling King
Published:Sep 26th 2011
Modified:Dec 30th 2011

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