Accrding to Black Media Scoop, Bounce TV, a new network aimed at Blacks is planning to launch this Fall. A group led by Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III (both seen below) will make an announcement TODAY about the new TV network. Execs with Bounce TV are trying to line up distribution through the digital signals of local television stations. It will be based in the ATL.
It plans to broadcast a mix of movies, live sports, off-net series and original programming aimed at adults 25-54. It has made deals to acquire TV rights to 400 African-American oriented films from NBC Universal Domestic TelevisionDistribution, Sony Pictures Television, Codeblack Entertainment and Image Entertainment.
Will Packer and Rob Hardy, the men behind movies like “Stomp The Yard” & “Takers” are helping head up the new network acting as chief content officer and Will Packer will hold the title chief strategy and marketing officer.
I know we’ve mentioned black networks before but I have to say, with Mr. Young, Rob & Will this network will come to life as planned and actually be very very interesting. Congrats again and we look forward to the launch!