Brown Sugar – New Streaming Service for African Americans Featuring the Biggest Collection of the Baddest Movies – Launches Today

The Mack, Shaft, Super Fly, Dolemite, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Foxy Brown, Blacula,
Uptown Saturday Night, Three The Hard Way, Cooley High, Coffy, Black Caesar,
Cleopatra Jones, Car Wash
Among the Titles

Pam Grier Says “Brown Sugar is Just like Netflix, only Blacker”

Grier, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson & Rap Superstar Rick Ross
Are Official Spokespeople

 

ATLANTA (Nov. 17, 2016) – The biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time have a new subscription-video-on-demand streaming home as Brown Sugar launches today.

 

Brown Sugar is now available for mobile phones and tablets in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store and for computers at www.BrownSugar.com. There is a free initial trial period for subscribers with a retail price of $3.99/month thereafter.

 

Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. The Mack, Foxy Brown, Shaft, Super Fly, Dolemite, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Uptown Saturday Night, Cooley High, Three The Hard Way, Coffy, Black Caesar, Five on the Black Hand Side, Cleopatra Jones, Mandingo, Willie Dynamite, Which Way is Up? Car Wash, The Original Gangstas – Brown Sugar has them all. Brown Sugar’s one-of-a-kind library consists of titles licensed from all the top Hollywood studios.

 

Brown Sugar is a black explosion of hot chicks, cool cats and cult classics: Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, Richard Roundtree, Jim Kelly, Godfrey Cambridge, Max Julien, Richard Pryor, Rudy Ray Moore, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Isaac Hayes, Tamara Dobson, Yaphet Kotto, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Thalmus Rasulala and many others are all streaming now on Brown Sugar.

 

Get a taste of Brown Sugar by clicking here.

 

Williamson and Grier, the King and Queen of the genre, are official ambassadors for Brown Sugar, as is contemporary rap artist and producer Rick Ross, a huge fan of the movies.

 

“Brown Sugar is just like Netflix, only blacker,” said the iconic Grier, who can be seen in Foxy Brown, Coffy, Black Mama/White Mama, Original Gangstas, Drum and more. “These movies are entertaining and fun, but they were also empowering to the black community as they depicted African Americans as strong leading characters and heroes for the first time.”

 

“You wonder why we call it Brown Sugar? Because it’s bad ass – like me,” commented Williamson, whose Brown Sugar movies include Black Caesar, Three The Hard Way, Hammer, Hell Up in Harlem, Bucktown and many others. “Brown Sugar is the coolest streaming movie service on the planet.”

 

Rick Ross commented, “You can see the influence of these movies in every aspect of rap and hip-hop; in the music, the lyrics, the fashion and overall style – the Blaxploitation genre is where it all began.”

 

Brown Sugar curates its films for fans, including themes like:

  • • War in Harlem – Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Black Godfather, Across 110th Street
  • • Foxy Mamas – Foxy Brown, Coffy, Cleopatra Jones, Friday Foster, Sheba Baby
  • • Righteous Revenge – Dolemite, Black Caesar, Hell Up in Harlem, Hammer
  • • Stickin’ it to The Man – The Mack, Black Gunn, Three The Hard Way
  • • Good Cop, Black Cop – Action Jackson, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs
  • • #BlackLove – Bad, Black & Beautiful, Brothers, Black Sister’s Revenge
  • • Shake Down, Take Down – Blue Collar, Amazing Grace, Cool Breeze
  • • Jive Ass Turkeys – I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Car Wash, Uptown Saturday Night
  • • Black Horror – Blacula, Sugar Hill, Blackenstein
  • • They Got Game – The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Greased Lightning, Joe Bullet

 

In the early 1970’s, movies began to be made starring African Americans in lead roles. Many of these films were action-fueled crime dramas, along with some comedies and even some camp, all infused with funk and soul music. Audience appeal of the genre eventually broadened across racial and ethnic lines as stars like Pam Grier and Fred Williamson became household names and songs from the movies such as the “Theme from Shaft” and “Super Fly” cracked America’s Top 40. The movies not only had an enormous influence on filmmaking, which continues to this day, but on all other art forms – especially hip-hop – as well as American culture overall.

 

Brown Sugar is owned by Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television.

 

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

Source: Nielsen | Live + Same Day | M-Su 6a-6a & M-Su 7p-11p | Oct’16 (09/26/16-10/30/16) vs. Oct’15 (09/28/15-10/25/15)

 

Newest Family Time Becomes Most-Watched Episode in Series History Among Key Demos

ATLANTA (Oct. 28, 2016) – The latest episode of the Bounce TV original series Family Time has become the show’s most-watched telecast ever in among key demographic audiences.

 

The season four, episode four premiere telecast on Oct. 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) became the #1 telecast in series history in the delivery of Persons 18-34 (151K) and P18-49 (225K) and also delivered the youngest median age in the show’s history, 29 years. The Family Time performance helped drive Bounce TV to finish fourth among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans 25-54 on Tuesday night..

 

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 Trenten Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

New episodes of Family Time premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Bounce TV (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and 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 94 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.

 

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

Source: Nielsen L+SD 10/25/16 9-9:30pm

Bounce TV Original Series Continue to Grow Audience:

In The Cut Season Two More Than Doubles Viewership, 

Delivers Over 5.8 Million Viewers & 3.9 Million Homes

Family Time Season Four Premieres to Nearly One Million Viewers 2+ & Double-Digit Increases vs. Season Three

 

ATLANTA (Oct. 6, 2016) – Bounce TV Original Series continue to buck traditional television viewing trends by increasing audience every season.

 

The just-concluded second season of In The Cut delivered more than 5.8 million viewers – an increase of +64% vs. season one – and 3.9 million homes (+58%) across all plays.

 

On Oct. 4, In The Cut’s Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT time slot was taken over by the new season of Family Time. The fourth season premiere telecasts were seen by nearly one million unduplicated viewers 2+ (954K), an increase of +27% vs. the show’s season three premiere telecasts last fall. Family Time’s season four debut was also up +20% in Households, +22% in the delivery of Persons 18-49, +25% in Women 18-49, +17% in P25-54 and +7% in W25-54 vs. season three’s premiere.

 

Family Time’s S4 premiere was also increased audience delivery as high as +35% across key Adults and Women 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54 vs. the show’s season three finale last December.  Among Bounce’s targeted audience of African Americans, Family Time growth was up by as much as +71%.

 

Family Time comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family, headed by the dad Tony, a struggling general contractor played by Omar Gooding, and his wife Lisa, an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom portrayed by Angell Conwell.  When they are not battling each other, they are contending with a host of family, friends, and neighbors including their mischievous children Devin (Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr.) and Ebony (Jayla Calhoun), Tony’s financially-challenged best friend Donnie (Clayton Thomas) and Lisa’s feisty sisters Rachel (Tanjareen Thomas) and Lori (Paula Jai Parker).

 

In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) as an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner, Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) as the new co-owner of his beauty salon next store, Ken Lawson (The Parkers) as his illegitimate son who shows up out of the blue one day and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) as his best friend and employee.

 

Both shows were created by Bentley Kyle Evans and are produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs.

 

Bounce TV (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network, also known as a “multicast” network, producing original scripted series.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 94 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.

 

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

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data | In The Cut Season 2: 07/05/16-09/27/16 | Program Reach Based on all Premiere & Encore Telecasts among Households and P2+, 1-Minute Qualifier

Family Time Season 4: 10/4/16, 9p-930p | P4W: 09/05/16-10/02/16, Tuesday 9p-930p | Family Time Season 3 Premiere: 10/06/15, 9p-930p | Family Time Season 3 Finale: 12/08/15, 9p-930p | Premiere/Encore Time Period Reach Based on P2+, 1-Minute Qualifier