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Viewers across America will witness the launch of the nation’s only African American news network, Black News Channel (BNC).

BNC’s state-of-the-art network operations center is based in Tallahassee, Florida, with news bureaus located throughout the country.

Black News Channel is an independent network that is minority owned and operated. It will be the nation’s only provider of 24/7 cable news programming dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities. BNC aims to provide access to information and  educational programming to meet the specific needs of this growing and dynamic community that is a major consumer of subscription television services. It is envisaged that BNC will provide an authentic, new voice that represents African Americans in mainstream media and fosters political, economic, and social discourse; the network will be one voice representing the many voices of African Americans. 

BNC’s programming will illuminate truth about the unique challenges facing urban communities and help close the “image gap” that exists today between the negative black stereotypes perpetuated by mainstream media news and our enterprisingAfrican American communities.

BNC will provide culturally specific, intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring, and empowering to its audience. BNC’s collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will provide the network access to stories not covered by other news organizations. In addition, BNC’s partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) offers internship and training opportunities for the nation’s next generation of aspiring young journalists.

BNC can be seen on Spectrum, Xfinity X-1 Platform, and Dish Network. Soon after launch and will also be available on Sling, Vizio Smart TVs, Xumo and Roku Channel. 

With its additional distribution partners, the network will have a cumulative total of 100+ million
homes sharing in the BNC experience. Details for these and other distribution platforms will be
announced as they become available.

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