New Houston Digital TV Channel Showcases Diversity


A new digital broadcast TV station in Houston is in the works that will feature African-American culture and entertainment.

As Black History Month rolls in, details are emerging on a new digital broadcast TV channel in Houston that will feature African-American culture and entertainment.

After moving to the Bayou City from Chicago in 2009, noticed something missing in the Houston media landscape.

He was amazed at how diverse the city of Houston was, but that diversity didn’t reflect what was on television … until now.
Handy is the owner and operator of the new HTX Digital, a 24/7 entertainment network that will only be available as a digital TV broadcast on Channel 43.3.

“One of the things that we hope to do is be a voice for Houston,” says Handy – “for folks to get to know more than the 10-gallon hats, the oil barrens, the wide-open spaces and the steer. We want to understand how amazingly diverse Houston is.”

And he wants to make sure HTX reflects Houston’s diversity and its local businesses, despite much of the content having an African-American focus.

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