*Bounce TV, a new broadcast network geared toward African-American viewers, will debut on Sept. 26, the network announced today.
Founded by Martin Luther King III, Andrew Young III, television executives Ryan Glover and Jonathan Katz, and filmmakers Rob Hardy and Will Packer, the channel will go live at noon with a 24-hour, daily programming mix of movies, sports, documentaries and original programming.
As previously reported, it will be available to viewers who don’t have cable and feel underserved by the major broadcasters. Like Centric and TV One, it will target viewers 25 and older.
“September 26 will be an important milestone as we launch the first-ever independently owned and operated broadcast television network featuring African Americans,” King said in a statement.
The network also announced that it will be seen on Belo Corp.’s KHOU-TV in Houston, the country’s eighth-largest African-American market.
It will also air in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis; Hartford and New Haven, Conn.; Norfolk, Va.; Dayton, Ohio; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Memphis; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.