Newsmakers and links: Sep. 22 - 23, 2012




WXYZ-TV/Detroit set to debut Bounce TV on Wednesday on Ch. 7.3

E.W. Scripps affiliate WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit will launch Bounce TV, the nation's first broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences, on Wednesday, September 26th, the day the network celebrates its first birthday. The new network will be seen over-the-air on channel 7.3.

Bounce TV programming targets African-Americans between the ages of 25 and 54, with a programming mix of theatrical motions pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series and original series.

The network is currently available in 60% of television households in 17 of the top 20 television markets, and in more than 80% of African American homes.

"We're extremely excited to provide this unique programming opportunity for the roughly 400,000 African-American homes throughout Southeast Michigan," says Ed Fernandez, Divisional General Manager and VP & GM of WXYZ. "We look forward to building this network for our local viewers and believe this effort, as has always been the case at WXYZ, will serve our community well".

More information on Bounce TV programming is available at

WXYZ has been testing the new channel this week; over-the-air viewers have been receiving a visual test pattern with what seemed to be audio from the network.



WTVS/Detroit hosting annual Premiere Night Gala on Thursday; honoring community leaders

In celebration of the 2012 fall line-up and to honor four Southeastern Michigan community leaders, Detroit Public Television (WTVS-TV Ch. 56, DPTV) will host its 11th Annual Premiere Night gala on Thursday, Sept. 27. Held at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, the event will begin at 6 p.m.

Premiere Night is DPTV's signature fundraising event, which unveils the fully-loaded PBS fall season and a variety of new local DPTV productions. Widely regarded as one of the most anticipated fundraising events in Metro Detroit, guests of Premiere Night will enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails,hors d'oeuvres, dinner, a live auction and the presentation of DPTV's dedicated community leader awards.

More information on the event and the award winners at







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