The newly-formed Bounce TV Network, which is targeted to the African-American audience, is set to launch this fall, and Live 5 WCSC will create a third channel as an affiliate of the network.
Founded by ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III, Bounce is the first 24-7 broadcast network geared towards African-Americans.
The programming line up will include hit movies from major Hollywood studios, popular series like Soul Train and Judge Hatchett, sports from historically black colleges and universities including CIAA football and basketball, professional boxing and concerts.
WCSC will launch Bounce Charleston on Monday Sept. 26 on channel 5.3. It will also be carried on local cable systems.
Comcast digital subscribers will receive Bounce Charleston on Channel 213.
Home Telecom will launch Bounce Charleston on channel 113 on Oct. 4.
Cable viewers need to get a new channel lineup from their multiple system operator.
Direct Broadcast Satellite providors such asDirecTV and Dish Network will not carry Bounce Charleston at this time.
Over-the air viewers need to re-scan their TV or converter box to get the new channel. (Click here)
Bounce TV received its first major carriage deal with Raycom, the parent company of Live 5 WCSC.