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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...

Shanique Yates

Jun 24, 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...

Shanique Yates

Feb 24, 2021