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Byron Allen Buys Black News Channel Out Of Bankruptcy For $11M

It’s official! Byron Allen has purchased the Black News Channel.  

Jul 21, 2022

Byron Allen Reportedly Plans To Purchase Black News Channel For $11M

There is a glimmer of hope for the Black News Channel. As AfroTech previously told you, the news outlet filed for bankruptcy after losing one of its biggest investors, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Kahn. Cablefax reports that the CEO and sole shareholder of Entertainment Studios Network, Byron Allen, may be stepping in and has already placed a bid worth $11 million to buy the network.

Jul 19, 2022

Black News Channel Receives $1.6M From Billionaire Shahid Khan Following Bankruptcy Filing

There’s an update on the ongoing story surrounding the Black News Channel following AfroTech’s previous report that the media outlet filed for bankruptcy. According to Bloomberg, the Black News Channel has reached out to a federal judge to grant permission for funds from billionaire Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan. The request would grant the outlet more time to stay afloat as they hunt for a new buyer.

Apr 22, 2022

Black News Channel Employees Claim The Company Has Failed To Pay Final Paychecks After Filing For Bankruptcy

It’s one thing to lose your job, but to know that the final paycheck won’t come might just be infuriating. After the Black News Channel (BNC) disclosed that they’d be shutting down at the end of last month and filing for bankruptcy, another set of challenges have now arisen – employees have yet to see the payroll deposits that they had been told they would still receive. #BNC failed to pay our final checks. They were slated to be given tomorrow and at 10:37 pm tonight they send an email saying "It is with great regret that we must inform you that #BNC will not be able to pay these wages on Friday, April 8, 2022 as previously communicated." — Khrystene Coleman (@KhrysteneC) April 8, 2022 “#BNC failed to pay our final checks,” wrote Twitter user @khrystenecoleman. “They were slated to be given tomorrow and at 10:37 pm tonight they send an email saying ‘It is with great regret that we must inform you that #BNC will not be able to pay these wages on Friday, April 8 2022 as previously...

Apr 8, 2022

Black News Channel Inks Agreement With Verizon Fios TV, Becomes The Nation's Fastest-Growing News Network

The Black News Channel (BNC) will soon be available in more homes! According to PR Newswire , the nation’s first and only 24/7 news network on a mission to cover the challenges, unique perspectives, and successes of Black and brown communities has just achieved a huge distribution agreement. This week, Verizon Fios TV subscribers will be able to watch BNC on Fios Channel 612 and through the Fios TV “Widgets” menu on Verizon Fios TV One. Thanks to Verizon Fios TV and its base of over 3.7 million subscribers, BNC’s total distribution across North America is reportedly on track to rapid expansion. It is now the nation’s fastest-growing news network over the past 12 months and has achieved an annual growth percentage increase of 1800%. “We are pleased to reach this important distribution agreement with Verizon Fios TV and continue BNC’s strong growth trajectory during a period of contraction for most of the industry,” said Princell Hair , CEO of BNC in an official statement. “Linear and...

Jun 24, 2021

Nation's Only 24/7 News Network Committed To Black And Brown Communities Announces New SVP Of Content

The nation’s first and only 24/7 Black news channel continues to thrive! According to PR Newswire, Black News Channel (BNC) has named media executive Vickie Burns as its new Senior Vice President of Content. The annoucement was made by BNC President and CEO, Princell Hair. “We are delighted to welcome Vickie Burns and her wide-ranging expertise to BNC,” said Hair in an official statement.  “Vickie has demonstrated effective leadership and strong journalistic instincts throughout her career and will be a tremendous asset as BNC continues to evolve beyond linear broadcasts and into multiplatform offerings that are accessible everywhere content is consumed.” Burns brings on an extensive career which includes leadership positions at NBC, Tribune, and Scripps where she was responsible for overseeing newsrooms that serve communities in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. Her journalistic experience includes field logistics, production, program development, studio...

Jun 17, 2021

Black News Channel Expands Its Reach More Than 20-Fold in Almost Seven Months

Black News Channel is here to shake things up! The platform has just expanded its reach more than 20-fold in the past seven months, reports The Wall Street Journal. This growth comes as a result of its new chief executive’s plan to shake up the cable-TV news landscape by providing an alternative that looks through the lens of Black Americans. After taking over in July 2020, Chief Executive Princell Hair has struck distribution with AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV, Dish Network Corp., Comcast Corp.’s Xfinity, and others. This has boosted its potential audience from roughly 2.5 million to more than 52 million households. “We’re standing on the forefront of a tremendous opportunity when you look at the stories of the past year: the pandemic, the George Floyd murder and the ensuing civil unrest, a very contentious presidential election, record unemployment, and all of these stories disproportionately impact Black and brown communities,” said Mr. Hair in an interview. “These are the stories that we...

Feb 24, 2021

This 12-Year-Old Made History As One of the Youngest Composers For the NY Philharmonic

Grace Moore isn’t your average 12-year-old. She’s making history as one of the youngest composers for the New York Philharmonic. According to Pix11 , Moore is a seventh-grade student at Poly Prep in Dyker Heights, a small neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. She began playing the piano at age two and immediately fell in love. Moore is a member of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, an after-school program that exposes students — as young as 8-years-old — to the orchestra, per Because of Them We Can (BOTWC). Since joining the program, Moore has had the chance to create a piece of music that debuted this past October. Not only was her talent on display for the entire world to see, but she made history in the process as one of their youngest composers ever. “Every child has the ability to be creative and tell their story,” says Gary Padmore, director of the Very Young Composers program. He expresses that the program was created to give young children from diverse...

Nov 11, 2020

Black-Owned and Operated News Network Makes Historic Launch

On Feb. 10, the Black News Channel (BNC) launched in select markets across the U.S. making it the only Black news station in the nation. According to a press release, the broadcasting station was founded by J.C. Watts, Jr. and Bob Brillante. BNC — based in Tallahassee, FL — is dedicated to “culturally specific, intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring, and empowering to its audience,” as stated in their press release . As an alternative to other national news broadcasting stations, the BNC will be the nation’s only provider of 24/7 news coverage dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities. The BNC took to Twitter to announce its launch: Launch day is here! Join Rarione Maniece & Lauren McCoy live for BNC Morning Edition 6am-9am & 10am for Being A Woman. Only on The Black News Channel! #Bnc #BlackNews #TheBlackNewsChannel — BNC (@BlackNewsC) February 10, 2020 Built on the tagline “Truth...

Feb 14, 2020