ATLANTA -- Bounce TV, the first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans will launch September 26 on Gannett Broadcasting's WATL-TV.
The agreement is Bounce TV's first with Gannett. Bounce TV currently has affiliation agreements with Gannett, Belo Corporation, Nexstar Communications, LIN TV Corporation and Raycom Media. The Atlanta-based network expects to be available in at least 50% of the country by this September.
"We're thrilled to add Bounce TV to the growing list of media properties of The Networks of 11Alive. Given that Atlanta is the birthplace of civil rights, we're confident that a network for African Americans will be very well received within this market," says John Deushane, President and General Manager of Gannett's WXIA-TV/WATL-TV.