Celebrated Actors, Singers, Politicians & Humanitarians Headline the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards World Premiering Fri. Jan. 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce TV

ATLANTA (Jan. 28, 2016) – The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance presented the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, celebrating and honoring history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals, which will world premiere on Bounce TV on Friday, Jan. 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

“The Best Man” and ABC sitcom “Uncle Buck” actress Nia Long and “Think Like A Man Too” and “The Perfect Match” star Terrence J hosted the black-tie ceremony, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

 

Kicking-off the show was a crowd-pleasing special tribute to the GRAMMY® Award-winning iconic group Salt-N-Pepa, in celebration of their 30-year anniversary in hip-hop. The tribute included a special performance by Salt-N-Pepa, who took the stage to perform their smash hit “Push It,” as well as featured appearances by rappers MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Monie Love.

 

Two extraordinary performances of the evening included a soul-stirring rendition of the Adele hit single “Hello” by GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter Joe, as well as an emotionally riveting performance by R&B and jazz singer Andra Day, who sang “America the Beautiful” which she sang during a very special tribute to all 18 African American Women of the United States Congress who were honored with the prestigious “Political Leadership Award.”

One of the biggest highlights of the evening was the honoring of comedian and actor George Wallace with the “Legend Award,” and a very special appearance and tribute by Academy® Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique.

 

Other stand-out performers, presenters and special guests who graced the stage at this year’s milestone show included two of the stars of Bounce TV’s upcoming and much-anticipated original new drama series Saints & Sinners, Clifton Powell and Christian Keyes; R&B singer-songwriter Vivian Green; Kelly Price and gospel singer Deitrick Haddon, both of whom sang new original songs from the forthcoming Saints & Sinners series soundtrack; Raheem DeVaughn; actors Regina Hall; Michael Ealy; Bryshere “Yazz” Gray; R&B recording artist Al B. Sure and journalist Ed Gordon.

 

For more information about past honorees, presenters, performers, and information about The Trumpet Awards Foundation, visit www.trumpetfoundation.org.
Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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Contact:         Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, Richard Lawson, Jasmine Burke and More Cast in Bounce TV’s First Original Dramatic Series Saints & Sinners

Production Underway in Atlanta,

Series Premiere Set for Sun. March 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 12, 2016) – Following the success of scripted comedy series, Bounce TV — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African-American (AA) audiences and TV’s fastest-growing AA network — is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.

 

Bounce TV today announced the leading cast of the series and that the eight-episode first season of Saints & Sinners will be seen Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET) starting March 6. The show is currently in production in and around Atlanta, GA.

 

Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA a southern town outside Atlanta which evolved into a city over the years. The church began as a 10-member congregation when the Civil Rights Movement was at its height and being young, black and alone at night was a hazard of circumstance. As times changed, the congregation grew and so did its influence in Cypress. When a violent murder rocks the community, the church that holds the secrets of the entire town is at risk of imploding. For it seems at Greater Hope, only God and the Devil can tell the difference between a saint and a sinner.

 

Saints & Sinners cast announced today:

  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America) as Lady Ella, a beauty queen with a business mind and the power behind the throne as Pastor Evan Johnson’s wife.
  • Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) plays Rex Fisher, a ruthless local loan shark with his hand in many of the dealings in town.
  • Gloria Reuben ( Robot, ER) as the Mayor of Cypress Pamela Clayborne, a hard-nosed former prosecutor whose secrets are catching up to her.
  • Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, Are We There Yet?) portrays Miles Calloway, a former R&B star, one hit wonder, now serving as the minister of music at Greater Hope.
  • Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together) as Levi, the prodigal son who returns to his hometown after a successful run on Wall Street.
  • Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog) plays the beloved Pastor Evan Johnson who is harboring many dark doings from his faithful believers.
  • Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives) as Dr. Christie Johnson, the daughter and only living child of Pastor and Mrs. Johnson, who tends to local patients but has her own private issues.
  • JD Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife) portrays Jabari, Levi’s cousin who also works for Rex and is torn between family and business.
  • Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) as Detective St. Charles.

 

Saints & Sinners is being produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking).

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network, also known as a “multicast” network, producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership in 2015.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

  

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Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Family Time Season Three Delivers Over 4.5 Million Viewers & 3.3 Million Homes, Becomes Bounce TV’s #1 Original Series to Date

ATLANTA (Dec. 11, 2015) – Season three of the Bounce TV original series Family Time delivered more than 4.5 million viewers and 3.3 million homes across all plays and the popular sitcom has become the network’s most-watched original series ever.

 

Across the 10-episode premiere telecasts, Family Time season three delivered impressive double-digit increases vs. season two, including:

Households:             +76% (264K)

Persons 18-49:          +71% (164K)

P25-54:                       +77% (191K)

P2+:                            +85% (391K)

 

Each of the ten premiere episodes of Family Time were in the top 10 programs among African-American delivery of Persons 18-49, P25-54 Women 18-49, W25-54 and P2+ when included among all ad-supported cable networks Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m.

 

The success of Family Time helped fuel Bounce TV to both October and November being record-setting months in viewership, with November becoming the network’s most-watched ever among numerous demographic audiences led by Persons 18-49 and 25-54.

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network, also known as a “multicast” network, producing original scripted series.

 

Family Time comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworths who relocated to the suburbs, headed by the dad Tony Stallworth (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom.  The half-hour situation comedy was created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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Source: Nielsen, L+SD, Family Time Season 3 Premiere & Encore Telecasts: (10/06/15-12/08/15).

All reach stats based on P2+ and Households, 1 Min Qualifier

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Bounce TV Posts Strongest Year in its History, Remains the Fastest-Growing African-American Network on Television

ATLANTA (Jan. 5, 2016)Bounce TV viewership continued to soar in 2015 as the nation’s first-and-only broadcast television network for African Americans (AA) posted the most-watched year in its history while remaining the fastest-growing AA network on television.

 

In Primetime viewership for the year, Bounce TV racked up tremendous gains in Households and targeted sales demos with increases of +23% among HHs (155K), +24% among Persons 18-49 (98K) and +22% in P25-54 (109K). On a Total Day basis, Bounce TV ended the year up +22% (145K) in HHs compared to 2014, while also posting gains of +10% in P18-49 (76K) and +6% in P25-54 (83K).

 

Bounce TV finished 2015 as the fastest-growing African-American network on television in P18-34, P18-49 and P25-54 ahead of BET and TV One. Bounce TV outpaced both networks in growth in multiple dayparts, led by Primetime increases of +26% in P18-34, +24% in P18-49 and +22% P25-54.
2015 saw Bounce TV catch up to BET in viewership, beating them multiple times across multiple demos and dayparts. In December alone, Bounce TV beat BET more than 30 times in key demographic delivery: Total Day: P25-54 (11X), P18-34 (2X), P18-49 (4X), P2+ (5X) and Prime: P25-54 (6X), P18-34 (2X), P18-49 (4X), P2+ (4X). Bounce TV passed TV One in viewership in 2014 and now consistently doubles and triples their delivery.

 

Bounce TV also expanded its original series production in 2015 and the sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

 

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Source:    Nielsen L+SD 12/19/14-12/27/15 vs. 12/30/13-12/28/14 | 11/30/15-12/27/15

 

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504             JWeiss@BounceTV.com