DEON COLE & NICOLE ARI PARKER HOST THE 25TH ANNUAL TRUMPET AWARDS SUN. JAN. 29 AT 9:00PM ET ON BOUNCE

HONOREES INCLUDE: WENDY WILLIAMS AND NEW EDITION

PERFORMANCES BY:
TAMELA MANN, ERICA CAMPBELL, KENNY LATTIMORE, LALAH HATHAWAY,
SHIRLEY CAESAR, JAGGED EDGE, REGINA BELLE, SILK & MORE

APPEARANCES BY:
VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY, DAVID MANN, LOU GOSSETT, JR.,
BILL WITHERS, ED LOVER, WILLIE MOORE, JR., ED GORDON & OTHERS

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 25, 2017) – Black-ish, Angie Tribeca star and two-time EMMY® nominated writer and actor Deon Cole and Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood and seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker host an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances at the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, set to world premiere on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET on Bounce.

 

Bounce recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively premieres the star-studded ceremony, this year held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

 

Highlights from the show include:

  • • Lifetime Achievement Trumpet Award-winning New Edition being saluted by R&B bands Jagged Edge, Silk and The Transitions with a medley of the iconic group’s hits including “Candy Girl,” Mr. Telephone Man” and “Cool It Now” that had the audience dancing in the aisles.
  • • Regina Belle, BJ The Chicago Kid and Kenny Lattimore performing “A Whole New World,” “Feel the Fire” and “If Ever You’re in My Arms Again” to honor Trumpet Legend Award recipient Peabo Bryson.
  • • A show-stopping all-star Gospel Music Tribute featuring Shirley Caesar, Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Le’Andria Johnson, Travis Greene and Canton Jones.
  • • Tamela Mann, Lalah Hathaway and Keke Wyatt bringing the house down in individual performances.
  • • A memorable spoken-word presentation by Iman Cezanne and Javon Johnson which elicited thunderous applause and brought the audience to their feet.

 
Honorees at this year’s ceremony also included: Daytime EMMY® nominee Wendy Williams, who was presented with the Trumpet Award for Entertainment; former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, recognized with the Humanitarian Trumpet Award; Martin Luther King III, presented with the Impact Trumpet Award and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg who was given the Trailblazer Trumpet Award.
 
Among the presenters and special guests: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Lou Gossett, Jr., David Mann, Bill Withers, Ed Lover, Ed Gordon, Gary Owen, Erica Ash and Willie Moore, Jr.
 
In a very special tribute, civil rights icon and founder of the Trumpet Awards Xernona Clayton was presented with the distinguished Golden Trumpet Award in recognition of her unparalleled leadership, ability to affect change and steadfast work in building the legacy of the awards.
 
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DEON COLE AND NICOLE ARI PARKER TO CO-HOST THE 25th ANNUAL TRUMPET AWARDS

HONOREES INCLUDE: WENDY WILLIAMS AND NEW EDITION

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY: KENNY LATTIMORE, ERICA CAMPBELL, TAMELA MANN, KEKE WYATT & MORE

WORLD PREMIERES ON BOUNCE SUN. JAN. 29 AT 9:00PM ET

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 12, 2017) – Bounce will present the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET.

 

Bounce recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively world premieres the star-studded event.

 

Black-ish, Angie Tribeca and two-time EMMY® nominated actor Deon Cole and Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood and seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker will host the black-tie ceremony, to be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

 
Honorees at this year’s ceremony include television host and Daytime EMMY®-nominee Wendy Williams who will be presented with the Trumpet Award for Entertainment, former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo will be recognized with the Humanitarian Trumpet Award and the iconic R&B group New Edition receiving the Lifetime Achievement Trumpet. GRAMMY®-winning soul singer Peabo Bryson will be given the Legend Trumpet and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg will accept the Trailblazer Trumpet Award.
 
The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards will also include special performances by Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Tamela Mann, Shirley Caesar, Bobby Valentino, Keke Wyatt and Jekalyn Carr.
 
In a very special tribute, civil rights icon and founder of the Trumpet Awards Xernona Clayton will be presented with the distinguished “Golden Trumpet Award” in recognition of her unparalleled leadership, affecting change, and steadfast work in building the legacy of the awards.
 
“We have come so far since we started in 1993 and I am extremely obliged to those individuals who saw the vision and who have worked with us for 25 years. Bounce is the ideal custodian to continue to enhance the level of excellence that is our standard going forward. I am thrilled to have my beloved Trumpet Awards become part of Bounce who will continue to celebrate the achievements of those who had an impact on our community for many more years to come,” says Mrs. Clayton.
 
Ambassador Andrew Young, co-founder of Bounce and a board member of The Trumpet Foundation, commented, “Bounce will continue the legacy of the Trumpet Awards and everything Xernona has lovingly created, while driving growth and scale across the next 25 years and beyond. It is only right that she receives the Golden Trumpet.”
 
ABOUT BOUNCE
Bounce (@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 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 are iconic American figures Ambassador Young and Martin Luther King, III.

 

Contact:         Danny Astoria       917-965-5790             danny@dannyastoria.com

 
 

Bounce Posts Strongest Year in its History in 2016, Remains the Fastest-Growing African-American Network on Television

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 10, 2017) – Bounce viewership continued to grow in 2016 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.

 

2016 was the best year ever for Bounce in Primetime as the network racked up tremendous gains over 2015 in Households and targeted sales demos, led by increases of +9% among HHs (201K), +23% among Persons 18-49 (121K), +18% in P25-54 (129K) and +7% in Persons 2+ (275K). The average audience age of Bounce viewers in Prime fell to an all-time network low of 43 years old, a significant drop of four years younger than last year.

 

Bounce’s 2016 performance in Total Day was also its best in HH delivery up +7% (155K), A18-49 up +18% (90K), A25-54 up +18% (98K) and Persons 2+ up +3% (202K). Bounce skewed much younger in Total Day as well, with an average audience age of 44 years old, down four years from 2015.

 

Bounce finished 2016 as the fastest-growing African-American network on television in P18-34, P18-49 and P25-54 ahead of BET and TV One. Bounce outpaced both networks in growth in multiple dayparts, led by Primetime increases of +36% in P18-34, +23% in P18-49 and +18% in P25-54.

 

Original series were once again among Bounce’s most-watched programming. The network’s first-ever original drama series Saints & Sinners finished as Bounce TV’s #1 most-watched program ever; season two premieres this March. The Bounce original sitcoms Mann & Wife (Second Season), In The Cut (Second Season) and Family Time (Fourth Season) all set individual records for viewership.

 

Bounce 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 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 the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen | Live + Same Day Data | Total Day (Mon-Su 6a-6a) | Sales Prime (Mon-Su 7p-11p) |
CY16 (12/28/2015-12/25/2016) vs. CY15 (12/29/2014-12/27/15)
CY15 (12/29/2014-12/27/2015) vs. CY14 (12/30/2013-12/28/14)

 

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

 

Bounce TV Viewership Growth Continues, November Becomes Network’s Most-Watched Month Ever

 

ATLANTA (Dec. 2, 2016) – Bounce TV — the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences — continued its strong and consistent ratings growth in the just-completed November ratings period, with the month becoming the network’s strongest ever.

 

Bounce TV posted its sixth consecutive month of growth in primetime Household delivery, up +17% (227K) vs. Nov. 2015, with other huge double-digit increases in prime including +48% in Persons 18-34, +22% in P18-49, +16% in P25-54 and +9% in Total Viewers (303K).

 

Bounce TV’s viewership increases were equally impressive in total day, with gains of +13% in Households (170K), +22% in P18-34, +14% in P18-49, +15% in P25-54 and +2% in Total Viewers (217K).

 

Bounce TV was a top ten network in the prime delivery of African-Americans P18-34 (#6), Women 18-34 (#6), P18-49 (#7), W18-49 (#6), P25-54 (#7) and W25-54 (#7) with similar AA delivery success in total day.

 

Helping drive Bounce TV’s strong monthly performance was the network’s hit original series Family Time. Season four episodes are currently premiering Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET and the season is pacing as the show’s #1 season in the delivery of key demos.

 

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.

 

Source: Nielsen | Live + Same Day Data | Total Day (Mon-Su 6a-6a) | Sales Prime (Mon-Su 7p-11p) | Nov’16 (10/31/2016-11/27/2016) vs. Nov’15 (10/26/2015-11/29/15)

 

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