Tallahassee, Florida—April 10, 2020—Bob Brillante, Black News Channel (BNC) co-founder and Chief Executive Officer CEO), is stepping down from his position as CEO to pursue other opportunities. Chairman J.C. Watts, Jr. will assume the position of interim CEO until a replacement can be found.
“Bob has been with BNC from its inception and has helped nurture this network from the seeds of an idea to the reality of launching a culturally specific news network focused on the diverse perspectives of the African American community,” Watts shared. “We are all grateful for his efforts and his sacrifice, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
BNC launched on February 10, 2020 and can be viewed on Spectrum, Xfinity X-1, and The Roku Channel, with additional distribution platforms to be announced in the coming weeks. BNC also recently announced its updated news website at www.blacknewschannel.com where viewers can find additional content and information about the network.
Black News Channel is an independent network that is minority owned and operated, and the nation’s only provider of 24/7 cable news programming dedicated to covering the diverse perspectives of African American communities. BNC provides access to information and educational programming to meet the specific needs of this growing and dynamic community that is a major consumer of subscription television services. BNC provides an authentic, new voice that represents African Americans in mainstream media and fosters political, economic, and social discourse; the network is one voice representing the many voices of African Americans. BNC’s programming will illuminate truth about the unique challenges facing urban communities and help close the “image gap” that exists today between the negative black stereotypes perpetuated by mainstream media news and our enterprising African American communities.