Katz Networks

The Katz broadcast networks distribute programming for targeted audiences over the air. The four national networks — Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff — each reach more than 90 percent of all U.S. households and are among the fastest growing in television today.

Scripps’ acquisition of these innovators increases our opportunity to serve the nation’s largest advertisers, who see tremendous value in the networks’ content and the large, targeted audiences they draw. All four networks are Nielsen rated and depend on a blend of general-market and direct-response advertising.

Founder Jonathan Katz, a former top Turner Broadcasting programming executive, continues to lead the Katz networks business. The company, with more than 150 employees, is based in the Atlanta area.


Grit launched in 2014 targeting men ages 25-54 with a lineup of Western, war and action films. It's television with a backbone.


Bounce TV launched in 2011 and is the first and only African-American broadcast network on over-the-air television. The Bounce programming lineup features original dramas and off-network series, movies, specials, live sports and more.


Escape also launched in 2014, to reach women ages 25-54 with a brand of programming anchored in stories of investigation and mystery.


Laff, the nation’s first over-the-air network devoted to comedy around the clock, went live in 2015 with contemporary off-network sitcoms and popular movies geared toward an audience of adults ages 18-49.