Big Apple Gets Black Family Channel

Time Warner Cable New York and New Jersey will launch Black Family Channel Oct. 8, the network said Thursday.

The network, formerly known as Major Broadcasting Cable Network, will gain more than 730,000 digital subscribers in communities including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, Queens and Staten Island, N.Y.

“Our position is simple: We will always develop quality, family programming that is appealing, interesting, entertaining and culturally relevant to the African-American community," Black Family vice president of affiliate sales and marketing Samara Cummins said in a prepared statement.