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Urban America Television

Urban America Television
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability National
Owner Urban Television Network Corporation
Joseph Collins CEO voted in on October 29, 2014
December 3, 2001
http://PunchTvStudios.com

Urban America Television (UATV) stock symbol URBT was founded as an over-the-air television broadcast network in the United States. According to the company's website, the network had 70 affiliate stations. UATV 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 at 8am (CST). Created and developed by Fred Hutton (among others) the early programming featured independent produced programs and old 1930s and 1940s black and white "race movies".

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

Programming

Urban America TV's programming was mainly geared toward the 80 million urban consumers that consist of English-speaking Hispanic, African-American, Asian and other ethnic minorities. The network aired both original programs and, during many hours of the day, old movies. The company also syndicated programs to stations beyond its network reach.

Joseph Collins becomes the new CEO and begins to Re-established the company

October 29,2014: Joseph Collins founder of Punch TV Studios, Inc. was voted in as the Chief Executive Officer of Urban American Network Corporation according to the company's 8k In his new role as Chief Executive Officer of Urban Television Network Corporation, Mr. Collins will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the Corporation's strategy of offering multi-ethnic media products while creating shareholder value. Mr. Collins will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the corporation and its many offerings. The company's name is expected to change to Punch TV Studios, Inc.

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May 1, 2006: UATV Ceases Operations According to its filings with the SEC, Urban America Television "is experiencing liquidity needs", which severely hampered its ability to continue operations. In addition, "[d]ue to the lack of necessary capital resources, the Company is not able to pay for its satellite space and uplinking services," which stopped affiliates from airing UATV programming. Also, UATV "has laid-off its master control employees while it seek financing." [1]

As a result of this, on May 1, 2006, Urban America Television suspended operations indefinitely, while it attempted to raise enough capital to continue operations. In the words of the company, "[i]f adequate funds are not available on acceptable terms our business future as a viable entity is in severe jeopardy." This statement proved to be prophetic, as adequate funding never came and the network never resumed broadcast operation.

In response to this action, 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-LD in Grand Rapids, Michigan and WONS-LP in Olean, New York, simply swapped affiliations.

Former television affiliates

DMA # Market Name Call letters Channel Additional Affiliations/Notes
6 KHPK-LP
28
Now Sonlife Broadcasting Network.
34 WOTH-LP
25
Now Retro TV
38 WWCI-CA
32
Now an Independent station
55 KSDI-LP
33
Now Mega TV
57 KJLR-LP
28
Now AMGTV
62 WBQP-CA
12
America One/Youtoo TV
84 WXFL-LD
5
Now an America One affiliate
86 WYHB-CA
39
Now an America One affiliate
89 WBXK-CA
WJXF-LP
8
49
Both Stations are now dark
95 WBTR
41
Now This TV
101 WJNI-LP
42
Now an America One affiliate
113 WLLZ-LP
12
Now an America One affiliate
122 KCCE-LP
KSSY-LP
50
66
Now an America One affiliate
Now dark
124 KXKW-CA
21
Now This TV
172 WJJN-LP
5
Now an Independent station
N/A WCVI-TV
39
UPN (now affiliated with The CW)
WONS-LP
25
Now Me-TV

See also

External links

  • Joseph Collins founder of Punch TV Studios appointed CEO of Urban Television Network Corporation
  • Urban Television Network Corporation prepares to change its name to Punch TV Studios
  • Former CEO Randy Mosley resigns on October 29, 2014
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