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Urban America Television

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Urban America Television
UATV logo.png
TypeBroadcast television network
CountryUnited States
Ownership
OwnerUrban Television Network Corporation
History
LaunchedDecember 3, 2001; 19 years ago (2001-12-03)
ClosedMay 1, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-05-01)

Urban America Television (UATV) is a former over-the-air television broadcast network in the United States targeted towards Black Americans. According to the company's website, the network had 70 affiliate stations. UATV claimed to have had a reach of 22 million households in the United States. It was a successor to the earlier American Independent Television network and began broadcasting December 3, 2001. Created and developed by Fred Hutton (among others) the early programming featured independent produced programs, along with 1930s and 1940s public domain race films.

The company was the only minority-certified television network with the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Programming

The network aired some original programming, along with films and older sitcoms and dramas. Some programming was also syndicated in markets without UATV stations, but most of its affiliate base was in densely populated metropolitan areas.

Ceasing of operations

According to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Urban America Television experienced liquidity needs which severely hampered its ability to continue operations, and eventually lost the ability to pay for satellite and uplinking services, along with master control at the network level, effectively curbing the network's operations any further.

As a result, on May 1, 2006, Urban America Television suspended all operations indefinitely, eventually hoping to return if refinancing allowed it to return to the air, though this never occurred.

In response to UATV's unexpected termination, many affiliates were forced to find alternative sources of programming. Competing networks such as America One and 3ABN benefited from the failure of UATV, and stations such as WUHQ-LP in Grand Rapids, Michigan and WONS-LP in Olean, New York, simply changed to other minor networks. The digital age and the rise of subchannel networks with a much higher quality selection of programming and on-air production, including Bounce TV, also did in the majority of pre-digital minor networks, a fate likely to have befallen UATV even if survived into the digital age.

Attempted relaunch of assets as Punch TV/URBT TV

Though for all intents and purposes it has long left the air and is unlikely to return, an outside party purchased the remaining assets of UATV in 2012, attempting a new Black broadcast network concept called "Punch TV", and that parent company continues to trade publicly promoting UATV's return in various forums, albeit as a flat penny stock. As of 2018 however, this effort has resulted only in a low-distributed network under the Punch TV name with very little original programming made up mostly of public domain and brokered content, much of it in no way pertaining to Black American viewers or containing performers and actors of Black descent, such as the Canadian procedural drama Cold Squad. It only has scattered low-power station distribution, along with a now-terminated lease with Multicultural Broadcasting's KILM in the Los Angeles market, a station which effectively dissipated in September 2018 under the new ownership of Ion Media (KILM already shared the bandwidth of Ion's KPXN-TV under a channel share agreement) and became a simulcast of Ion Life/Plus, as was done with similar Ion arrangements (Multicultural terminated the Punch lease in August 2018). Other than that, the only signs of life for the network (which is not under the UATV name) have been required SEC filings, announcements of new corporate and creative officers, and occasional lifts in the penny stock's trading. In the summer of 2019, it rebranded again, as URBT TV.

Former television affiliates

Market Calls Channel # Fate
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas KHPK-LP
28
Currently with Sonlife
Detroit, Michigan WHNE-LP
26
Various subchannel networks
Cincinnati, Ohio WOTH-LP
25
Now Defunct
West Palm Beach, Florida WWCI-CA
32
Currently Soul of the South
Fresno, California KSDI-LP
33
Now KGOF-LD; various subchannel networks
Little Rock, Arkansas KJLR-LP
28
Now Defunct
Mobile, Alabama WBQP-CA
12
Currently Youtoo America
Huntsville, Alabama WXFL-LP
5
Chattanooga, Tennessee WYHB-CA
39
Now Defunct
Jackson, Mississippi WBXK-CA
WJXF-LP
8
49
Both Defunct in aftermath of Equity bankruptcy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana KBTR-CA
41
Currently This TV
Charleston, South Carolina WJNI-LP
42
Currently Youtoo America
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WLLZ-LP
12
Now WXII-LP; currently MyNetworkTV & Cozi TV
San Luis Obispo KCCE-LP
KSSY-LP
50
66
Both now defunct
Lafayette, Louisiana KXKW-CA
21
Currently Stadium and Antenna TV
Dothan, Alabama WJJN-LP
5
Currently independent
Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands WCVI-TV
23
Currently CBS & ABC
East Bernstadt/London, Kentucky WOBZ-LD
9
Now WBON-LD; various subchannel networks
Olean, New York WONS-LP
25
Now WVTT-CD; currently infomercials

See also

This page was last edited on 9 May 2021, at 23:53
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