Ambassador Andrew Young, co-founder of Bounce TV - the first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans - today gave the network's support to the pending merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable and Charter's pending acquisition of Bright House Networks.
"We support Charter Communications' pending transactions with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Charter has long been a strong supporter of minority-owned networks like Bounce TV and we believe that these transactions are in the public interest and will be beneficial to Bounce TV viewers, African Americans and all ethnicities," said Ambassador Young. "We are thrilled that New Charter will make the offerings of Time Warner Cable and Bright House more diverse and richer for the more than 14 million African-American television households in the United States that are grossly underserved on television."
Ambassador Young and Martin Luther King III are among the founders of Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and the #2 most-watched AA network. Bounce TV airs on the digital broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes -- including all of the top AA television markets -- and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States.