Wichita Falls (August 18, 2011) - Bounce TV (), the nation's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network programmed for African-American audiences, launches in Wichita Falls on Monday, September 26 on KJTL/18.2 owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc (Nasdaq: NXST) and serving the Texoma Community.
Bounce TV, a digital over-the-air network, will air twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and will feature a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series, original programming and more. Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Young are part of Bounce TV's Founding Group and Board of Directors.
Bounce TV will feature hundreds of motion pictures with African American leads or story lines, including: Jamie Foxx's 2004 Academy Award-winning performance as Ray Charles in Ray; Denzel Washington's Academy Award-nominated role in The Hurricane; The Bone Collector, which pairs Washington with Angelina Jolie; Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Mo' Better Blues; The Nutty Professor I and II, starring Eddie Murphy; Bowfinger starring Murphy and Steve Martin; Michael Jackson and Diana Ross headlining The Wiz; the 1995 comedy Major Payne with Damon Wayans; Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005), the 1976 classic Car Wash and more.
Live sports and events will also be part of the Bounce TV schedule and the network has a multi-year rights agreement with Urban Sports Entertainment Group (USEG) to televise both football and basketball games from the nation's largest African American athletic conference, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA.)
"September 26 will be an important milestone as we launch the first-ever independently owned and operated broadcast television network featuring African Americans," said Mr. King III.
"Beginning September 26, our network will deliver free programming for our vastly under-served community and be accessible free, to all homes. We look forward to Bounce TV entertaining African American viewers, and frankly all Americans, for many years to come," commented Ambassador Young.
Julie Pruett, Vice President and General Manager of Bounce Texoma, commented, "This is a very exciting time for our community and Bounce Texoma, as launching Bounce Texoma reflects our deep commitment to the community and our focus on addressing the interests of our audiences in the region."
For more information on Bounce Texoma viewers can visit Texomashomepage.com/Bounce
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