First African American TV-Video Summit here July 21

The Museum of Broadcast Communications

The first conference devoted to trends and opportunities to reach African American audiences takes place Monday, July 21, with presentations and panels of individuals and companies on the cutting edge of successful targeted programs. 

The African American Television and Video Summit (AATV), presented by Target Market News, in association The NABOB Foundation, is being held at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

“We are in a period of expansion and growth for African American television and video content,” said Target Market News president, Ken Smikle.

“The African American viewer represents the biggest untapped and underserved audience in the industry, and creating programming that resonates with this segment will determine the future success for networks and marketers.” 
Among the confirmed AATV Summit participants are ASPiRE TV, BET Networks, Boston Media, Inc., Bounce TV, Black Heritage Network, Burrell Communications, Central City Productions, Moguldom Media, National Black Programming Consortium, Nielsen, Revolt TV, Soul of the South Network, Soul Train Productions, Tavis Smiley Productions, The Africa Channel and TV One. 
FCC Commissioner, the Honorable Mignon L. Clyburn, will make a keynote address. 
Target Market News is joining forces with The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters Foundation (NABOB) in the presentation of the AATV Summit.

“The AATV Summit represents a key opportunity to bring together African American broadcasting and TV production professionals for an exchange of ideas that is long overdue,” said Jim Winston, NABOB Foundation executive director.

“We look forward to taking part in this urgently needed gathering.”

“NABOB has a long history of working to create opportunities and fairness for African American broadcasters,” said Smikle. “We are pleased to have the organization’s insights and expertise on the broadcast industry as part of this conversation on the future for Black video content providers.” 
Summit registration is available online by clicking here, or further information, contact Ken Smikle at