African-American programmer Major Broadcasting Cable Network plans to launch a news
network for its viewers later this year.
MBC said the channel will report social, political and economic news from
the African-American perspective.
The news channel is slated for a fourth-quarter debut.
To gear up, MBC plans to add a newscast to its entertainment service in
Five-year-old MBC reaches counts 24 million subscribers.
Its principal investors include attorney Willie E. Gary, former heavyweight
boxing champion Evander Holyfield, former pro baseball player Cecil G. Fielder, former
Jackson 5 singer Marlon Jackson and broadcast veteran Alvin