On September 26, 2011, Bounce TV Network introduced itself to the world with a broadcast of the movie The Wiz. Bounce TV is available on broadcast television sub-channels in many major markets. For example, in the Chicago market, Bounce TV is shown on digital sub-channel 26.5 of the local independent broadcast network WCIU. In New York City and Los Angeles Bounce TV broadcasts through Fox Television. Bounce TV is shown on similar broadcast digital sub-channels throughout the US. Bounce can also be found on some cable providers although it can be considered to be in direct competition with the basic cable television network BET (Black Entertainment Television).
Bounce TV is a 24/7 network created for African Americans. To this end, the network was founded by and is majority owned by African american business people. A partial list of owners includes former United Nations Ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and the founders of Rainforest Films,a former feature film production company.
Martin Luther King III, the oldest living child of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is also a member of the founding group. This would partially explain the network's original founding date of April 4, 2011, the 43rd anniversary of Dr. King's assassination.
Bounce TV combines acquired programming such as Hollywood movies and independent TV series with syndicated TV series such as A Different World and Roc. The network has also ventured into sports programming and original programming such as the stand-up comedy series Uptown Comic