In a joint teleconference broadcast live from the Four Season’s Hotel in New York’s Financial District Monday, the Black News Channel (BNC) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association announced the official launch date and time for the nation’s first 24-hour, 7-days a week all-news TV channel that will focus on African-American news.
BNC, officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV.
The new channel promises to inform, educate, and empower nearly 50 million African Americans now living in the United States.
According to a BNC news release the channel will immediately have the potential to reach 33 million households daily in all the major media markets across the nation.
Tallahassee, Florida, houses BNC’s headquarters, and the network will have news bureaus around the country, including Washington, D.C. and New York City.
Former Republican U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts is chairman of BNC, which is backed financially by business mogul and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.