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Black News Channel’s BNC 24/7 Now Available on Amazon’s News App
Tallahassee, Florida – August 19, 2020 – The Black News Channel (BNC), the nation’s only culturally specific news network that reflects the Black community’s diverse viewpoints, announced today that its news streaming service, BNC 24/7, can be enjoyed on Amazon’s news app, which is available on Amazon Fire TV streaming media players, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and soundbars, and compatible Fire tablets. BNC’s official rollout, that began in February of this year, continues to gain momentum as it expands the reach of its dynamic and informative programming to an even wider audience.
“The Black community is yearning for news and information that focuses on their stories and their perspectives,” said BNC President/CEO, Princell Hair. “We are excited to collaborate with Amazon to meet the needs of the Black community with a reliable and trusted source like the Black News Channel.”
“We’re continually expanding the news channels available on the Amazon news app, which currently includes a variety of top content providers available for free. We’re very excited to announce the newest addition, Black News Channel,” said Sandeep Gupta, Vice President of Amazon Fire, “This service seeks to provide valued, diverse perspectives on a broad set of issues, and we hope that our Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers will appreciate having this content available in Amazon’s news app.”
Amazon’s news app is a reimagined news experience that is free to watch, customizable, and makes it simple to stream live and on demand content from multiple providers in a single destination. The tens of millions of Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers in the US do not need to download the app or have a subscription; it’s a free experience supported by ads. Amazon’s news app is now the #1 most- used news app on Fire TV today.
To start watching BNC on Amazon’s news app, customers can click on the “News” icon on the home page of their device and navigate to the BNC stream. To start watching quickly customers can say, “Alexa, play news from BNC” into the Alexa Voice Remote or hands-free with a paired Echo device or Fire TV Cube.
BNC has reported extensively on the devastating health and economic impact of COVID-19 on America, and even launched special extended coverage on its Prime News program. BNC will also continue to provide in-depth coverage of the 2020 presidential race all with a particular focus of the impact on the Black community. By providing context and focusing on many of the stories not always featured on other news channels, BNC continues to grow as a credible source of news and information.
More about the Black News Channel can be found at www.blacknewschannel.com.
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 unique perspective 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 delivers 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 illuminates truth about the unique challenges facing urban communities and helps close the “image gap” that exists today between the negative Black stereotypes perpetuated by mainstream media news and our enterprising African American communities.