Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Are You Ready For 24 Hours of US on TV?

Former Republican Congressman JC Watts (pictured here) has announced plans to launch Black Television News Channel – slated to be the country’s first all news cable network dedicated to the Black Community. The format will mirror CNN and the Fox News Channel.

BTNC is based in Washington, DC and is a part of a multi-year carriage agreement with Comcast Cable. Distribution of the channel is expected to begin in early 2009 in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Baltimore.

This is good news given that Black people watch more television than any other ethnic group according to Neilsen.

*Note to self and The Black Socialite Community – send email to BTNC to request lifestyle news coverage of Black Socialites and prominent businesspeople.