Unique all-Native American channel launches in California, plans to go national next year

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FNX, the first 24-hour Native American television channel, is now on the air. First Nations Experience Television is a partnership between the San Manuel Band of Indians and KVCR, a dual licensee in San Bernardino, Calif. The FNX website says that within the next year, FNX plans to “expand and lead the way as a U.S. producer and national and global exhibitor (via the Internet and over-the air, satellite and cable broadcast systems) of authentic First Nations storytelling.”

“This marks the birth of an innovative project that has been in the works for seven years now,” said Larry Ciecalone, president of KVCR/FNX. The channel will be available nationally next year.

KVCR received a $6 million donation from the San Manuel Band in July 2010 for the channel.