Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series, original programming and more. Bounce TV will air twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week as a digital terrestrial network designed for carriage on the digital signals of local television stations. The Founding Group is led by Martin Luther King III, Ambassador Andrew Young and Andrew "Bo" Young III, and Rob Hardy and Will Packer, co-founders of Rainforest Films, one of the top African American production companies in the world.
first-ever African-American broadcast television
network to AIR IN lubbockBounce TV to Debut on KAMC Channel 28.2 on Monday, September 26
Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network programmed for African-American audiences, launches in Lubbock on Monday, September 26 on KAMC Channel 28.2. KAMC-TV is owned and operated by Mission Broadcasting.
Bounce TV, a digital over-the-air network, will air twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and will feature a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series, original programming and more. Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Young are part of Bounce TV's Founding Group and Board of Directors.
Bounce TV will feature hundreds of motion pictures with African American leads or story lines, including: Jamie Foxx's 2004 Academy Award-winning performance as Ray Charles in Ray; Denzel Washington's Academy Award-nominated role in The Hurricane; The Bone Collector, which pairs Washington with Angelina Jolie; Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Mo' Better Blues; The Nutty Professor I and II, starring Eddie Murphy; Bowfinger starring Murphy and Steve Martin; Michael Jackson and Diana Ross headlining The Wiz; the 1995 comedy Major Payne with Damon Wayans; Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005), the 1976 classic Car Wash and more.
Live sports and events will also be part of the Bounce TV schedule and the network has a multi-year rights agreement with Urban Sports Entertainment Group (USEG) to televise both football and basketball games from the nation's largest African American athletic conference, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA.)