Established and Emerging Black-Owned TV Networks
As of now, there are only nine Black-owned TV networks. But this won’t be the case for much longer! As part of the recent Comcast and NBC merger, a pledge was made to fund two new independent Black-owned networks. AFRO and CLEO TV will launch in specific Comcast markets in January 2019.
If you want to deck out your entertainment center with the latest tech while you wait, be our guests. Otherwise, here are the Black-owned TV networks that you can currently check out and enjoy.
1. TV One TV One’s programing targets black communities and provides series, movies, documentaries, and concerts.
2. Bounce TV The first 24/7 digital multicast network for African Americans.
3. ASPiRE TV Launched by NBA legend Magic Johnson, ASPiRE is an American network that celebrates black culture.
4. Revolt TV A music-oriented network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. The network focuses on black musicians.
5. Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) Led by icon Oprah Winfrey, OWN features mainly scripted and non-scripted lifestyle programming.
6. The Impact Network The Impact Network is one of the largest black-owned, faith-based networks. It’s available in the United States, the Bahamas, and a few different parts of Africa.
7. Soul of the South Network This is a national network that airs black-centric news, dramas, comedies, and more.
8. Black on Purpose Television Network (BOP TV) BOP TV is the largest black-owned streaming network in the world.
9. The Dream Network The Dream Network is a multicultural arts and entertainment network. Audiences can access it at anytime, anywhere through DirectTV, Roku, and OTA distribution.