Black History Month: Celebrating a Historical Moment in Broadcast Television
February is Black History Month and the perfect time to draw attention to some of the latest, innovative, free over-the-air broadcast television networks that have been launched to serve African-American viewers. At least three new multicast broadcast networks, Bounce TV, KINTV and Soul of the South Network, are bringing their groundbreaking programs to various stations around the country (check each network’s website for broadcast information in your local area). Each network will offer a mix of programming with a focus on reaching African-American communities with exciting new cultural content.
Digital broadcasting is all about bringing consumers content relevant to their lives and communities, while seamlessly integrating the latest technologies in TV entertainment. The Future of TV is happy to highlight the ways these new partners are bringing that content to their viewing audiences.
The launch of these three networks is a significant moment in black history – a realization of the promises of the digital television transition. All of these networks have launched in just the past year, sure to be followed by the launch of even more networks designed to meet American viewers’ need for increased diversity in programming. Whether it’s in-language programming, sports, entertainment, news, faith-based programs or hyperlocal content, the future of television is here, and it’s brighter than ever!
Stay tuned – in the weeks to come we’ll be profiling each of these new networks and the great new programming they are bringing to viewers across the country.