EXCLUSIVE: Bounce TV Coming to Philly, Kansas City
Lenfest, Meredith sign on with African-American broadcaster
By Jon Lafayette -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/21/2011 8:00:00 PM
Bounce TV will be available on a digital channel on Lenfest Broadcasting's WMCN-TV Philadelphia and Meredith Local Media Group's KSMO-TV Kansas City. The deals represent Bounce TV's first agreements with those broadcasters.
"With our H. Chase Lenfest Foundation having a strong presence in the African-American community in Philadelphia, Bounce TV is a perfect partner for WMCN and vice versa," Jon Gorchow, president of Lenfest Broadcasting, said in a statement.
"Bounce TV is a winning and perfectly-timed concept," added Doug Lowe, executive VP of the Meredith Local Media Group. "We look forward to the launch of Bounce TV in Kansas City on Sept. 26."
"There is strong demand for Bounce TV among television station groups and major national sponsors," said Jeffrey Wolf, executive VP of distribution for Bounce TV. "We are thrilled to welcome Lenfest and Meredith and their stations to the growing Bounce TV family."
Since being announced in April, Bounce TV has landed carriage deals on digital channels with stations owned by Raycom Media, LIN TV, Nexstar Communications, Belo Corp., Gannett and Weigel in addition to Lenfest and Meredith.
Jacque Brown - 10/1/2011 8:31:48 PM EDT
I mysteriously woke up two hours prior to my alarm going off. Turned on the TV and changed channels. I came upon Soul Train 1973 and instantly became focused.
That brought back memories of my childhood.
A broacast e-mail with a link to Bounce TV went to all my friends and family across America.
Richard H. Parker - 9/28/2011 5:12:51 PM EDT
I happened to be channel surfing when I came upon "Bounce" network. I was pleasantly surprised! I'm so glad to see this as an option for those of us who don't subscribe to cable tv and are looking for quality programming that caters to African-Americans. I look forward to seeing more entertaining programming on this network.
Roz Britton - 9/28/2011 11:04:33 AM EDT
Cathy Braxton - 9/28/2011 10:22:29 AM EDT
I heard about Bounce TV while listening to I Heart Radio 620 Am in Syracuse, NY. Will it be coming to our area?
KRogers - 9/27/2011 7:47:18 PM EDT
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