Martin Luther King III, Andrew Young Launching Black TV Network

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

ATLANTA — Martin Luther King III and civil rights icon Andrew Young are among the founders of a television network aimed at African-Americans set to launch this fall.

Bounce TV will offer programming around the clock, targeting blacks ages 25 to 54 with movies, sports, documentaries, faith-based programs and original programming.

The network has acquired television rights to nearly 400 movies, including classics like The Wiz and Car Wash; several Spike Lee productions such as Jungle Fever, Mo’ Better Blues and Do the Right Thing; and Denzel Washington headliners like The Hurricane, Glory and Philadelphia.

Rainforest Films co-founders Rob Hardy and Will Packer are on Bounce’s leadership team, and ex-Sony Pictures Television executive Jeffrey Wolf is leading distribution efforts. The digital network is designed to be carried on local television stations.

RELATED:

Martin Luther King III To Pay Tribute To Father

MLK III Looking To Buy Part Of The Mets

Nation Ponders King In Wake Of Arizona Shootings

Join the Conversation! Share on Facebook!

Tags: » »

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,530 other followers