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Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the nation’s first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African American audiences, can now be seen on WWOR-TV Channel 9.3. FOX Television Stations, in partnership with Bounce TV, premieres FTS’ first digital over the air network on FOX-owned MyNetworkTV sub channel.
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 including Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids and Soul Train, original programming and more. Bounce TV airs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week on the digital signals of local television stations.
Bounce TV’s movie line-up features such titles as: Jamie Foxx’s 2004 Academy Award-winning performance as Ray Charles in Ray; Denzel Washington’s Academy Award-nominated role in The Hurricane; Washington in the Civil War epic Glory; Tom Hanks’ Oscar-winning performance opposite Washington in Philadelphia; Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever andMo’ Better Blues; Diana Ross in Mahogany, The Wiz as well as her classic 1972 performance as Jazz great Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues; The Nutty Professor I and II, starring Eddie Murphy; Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in Stir Crazy; Pryor in The Toy; The Academy Award winning Bird; the original Shaft (1971); Sidney Poitier’s classic A Raisin in the Sun and more.
Live sports and events are also a part of the Bounce TV schedule and the network will be airing quarter- and semi- final action from this week’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament live from Charlotte, NC.
Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young are among the Founding Group and Board of Directors for Bounce TV and are available for interviews. Will Packer and Rob Hardy, co-founders of Rainforest Films and producers of the upcoming theatrical release Think Like a Man starring Kevin Hart, and Gabrielle Union, are members of the Bounce TV leadership team and also available for interviews.
Bounce TV is majority African American-owned. Toyota USA is the signature sponsor of the network.