A new broadcast network co-founded by the son of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is set to debut this fall. Martin Luther King the Third says Bounce TV, a 24-hour network geared toward African-American audiences, will launch on September 26th. King calls the date an “important milestone,” noting Bounce’s status as the first-ever independently owned and operated TV network featuring African-Americans. Targeting audiences 25 years of age and older, the network’s content will include a mix of movies, sports, documentaries and original programming.
Bounce TV’s Founding Group and leadership team include Ambassador Young, Martin Luther King III, Andrew “Bo” Young III, television executives the homie Ryan Glover and Jonathan Katz and filmmakers Rob Hardy and my frat brother Will Packer.
Bounce will be made available to viewers who don’t have cable. Houston, Cleveland, Charlotte and Indianapolis are among the first cities that will have access to Bounce TV. It will also air in Akron, Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut; Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia; West Palm Beach, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis; and Louisville, Kentucky.