Last updated on November 21st, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Bounce TV is now widely available in the greater Nashville area. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Gen. Manager Orlando Boyd, Nashville is joining other major and mid-sized cities around the nation in becoming a local affiliate of Bounce TV with its launch on Comcast cable channel 235 and digital channel 42.3.
Bounce TV is the first African American broadcast network featuring a programming mix of motion pictures, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series and original programming.
“As with the major networks, we will broadcast great movies and other network programs. But Nashville will also produce local news and community programming,” said Boyd. “It is important that this affiliate provide a platform to discuss issues important to our community.”
Programming on Bounce TV will include feature movies every night of the week with a mix of blockbuster hits and classic favorites with stars like Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Angela Bassett, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and others. Teen Kids News highlights positive stories about kids.
“Bounce TV Nashville is providing a quality option for family entertainment and information in the Davidson County area,” said Boyd. “Our partnership with Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet School will allow students to gain hands-on experience in multiple areas of television production.Plans are moving forward to produce news updates and opportunities to experience community events.”
Boyd is also general manager of local radio station WENO-760 AM.
Since its official launch in September, 2011, Bounce TV is now broadcasting in 90 cities and growing, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and other large metropolitan cities.
Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis are the other Tennessee cities also broadcasting Bounce TV.
Bounce TV’s founders include Martin Luther King III, Ambassador Andrew Young, Andrew ‘Bo’ Young III, Rob Hardy and Will Packer. Hardy and Packer are also co-founders of Rainforest Films, one of the top African American production companies in the world.
Locally, Bounce TV is also carried over the air on WLLC, digital broadcast channel 42.3. It is also the sister station of Univision Nashville. Here’s a link to a short instructional video to help you watch Bounce TV on your home TV without cable: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=8B5K1ywffq8
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 airs 24 hours a day, seven days a week as a digital terrestrial network designed for carriage on the digital signals of local television stations.
If you have any questions about BOUNCE TV Nashville call 615-742-6506, or check out their website at www.bouncetvnashville.com