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Larenz Tate (“Power”) and Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”) To Host 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

26th Annual Event Takes Place Sat. Jan. 20 in Atlanta, World Premieres on Bounce Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET   ATLANTA (Nov. 6, 2017) — Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.   The… Read more »

Brown Sugar Launches on Roku Devices

New Streaming Service for African Americans Features Such Iconic Movies As Dolemite, Jackie Brown, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Foxy Brown, Blacula, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, Pride, A Soldier’s Story, Black Caesar, Which Way Is Up?, Hammer, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Car Wash & More   ATLANTA (Aug. 4, 2017)… Read more »

Bounce Announces New Comedy Series Grown Folks, Renews Saints & Sinners, Family Time, In The Cut

  2017-18 Programming Slate Includes Exclusive Telecast of The Trumpet Awards 2018, Quarterly Ed Gordon Newsmagazine Specials, New Season of Premiere Boxing Champions on Bounce   ATLANTA (Aug. 3, 2017) – Bounce — the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences — today announced an expansion of original programming heading into the 2017-18 television… Read more »

Brown Sugar Launches on Apple TV Today

New Streaming Service for African Americans Features Such Iconic Movies As Dolemite, Jackie Brown, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Foxy Brown, Blacula, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, Pride, A Soldier’s Story, Black Caesar, Which Way Is Up?, Hammer, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Car Wash & More   ATLANTA (July 24, 2017)… Read more »

Star-Studded Ed Gordon Special Features Omari Hardwick, Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley & More

Premieres Mon. July 17 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce ATLANTA (July 13, 2017) – Ed Gordon hosts a star-packed special featuring interviews with the biggest African-Americans in movies, television and comedy world premiering on Mon. July 17 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce.   In the celebrity-driven Ed Gordon special, the award-winning journalist interviews… Read more »

Brown Sugar Launches on Amazon Fire TV Today

New Streaming Service for African Americans Features Such Iconic Movies As Dolemite, Jackie Brown, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Foxy Brown, Cooley High, Blacula, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, Pride, A Soldier’s Story, Black Caesar, Which Way Is Up?, Hammer, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Car Wash & More ATLANTA (July 6,… Read more »

Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce Draws 1.3 Million Viewers Fri. June 30, Beats Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN2 Head-to-Head in HHs and Key Adult, Men Demos

ATLANTA (July 5, 2017) – The latest Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce was a big hit.   Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce aired Fri. June 30 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) live from the Huntington Center in Toledo, OH with a premiere play for the west coast immediately following. The two airings combined to reach more… Read more »

Brown Sugar Now Available in Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire Tablets

New Streaming Service for African Americans Features the Biggest Collection of the Baddest Movies of All-Time   The Mack, Super Fly, Jackie Brown, Dolemite, Chicago, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Eve’s Bayou, Foxy Brown, Cooley High, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, Pride, A Soldier’s Story, Black Caesar, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip,… Read more »

2017 Trumpet Awards Increase Viewership 72%, Seen by Nearly Two Million Viewers Sunday Night

Bounce Beats TNT & TBS/SAG Awards in African American Homes   ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2017) — Bounce’s first-ever production and telecast of the Trumpet Awards since acquiring the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions was a massive hit on Sun. Jan. 29.   The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards increased viewership by +72% in… Read more »

Bounce Celebrates Black History Month with Award-Winning Films, Mini-Series and New “Black History Honors” Vignettes;

Groundbreakers Kamala Harris, Issa Rae, Chadwick Boseman & the Late Gwen Ifill Honored ATLANTA (Jan. 30, 2017) –- Bounce the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month throughout February with a line-up of critically-acclaimed and award-winning motion pictures and mini-series, all with historical significance and relevance.   The African-American… Read more »

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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Bounce TV Acquires The Trumpet Awards

Founder Xernona Clayton Named Chairman Emeritus, Jeff Johnson to Oversee Event Relations and Bounce TV Community Affairs Star-Studded Annual Event Set to Celebrate 25th Anniversary, World Premiere Sun. Jan. 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce TV   ATLANTA (Dec. 22, 2016) – Bounce TV has acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious… Read more »

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…

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Bounce TV Affiliates to Air HD Premiere Episode of New Series Ed Gordon On Their Primary Channels

  ATLANTA (Sept. 21, 2016) – Nearly 30 stations and counting will run the HD series premiere episode of Bounce TV’s first-ever news magazine show Ed Gordon on their primary channels starting this week, it was announced today.   The opportunity allows stations to promote their carriage of Bounce while encouraging sampling of the series…. Read more »

Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV Draws 1.3 Million Viewers Friday Night Sept. 16

ATLANTA (Sept. 21, 2016) – The first-ever Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV to take place in Las Vegas hit the jackpot.   Bounce TV premiered Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Fri. Sept. 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET live from The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas,… Read more »

Bounce TV Announces Major Initiative Calling for De-Escalation Training for Police

Martin Luther King III and Network Stars to Participate, Effort in Partnership with The Root   ATLANTA (June 13, 2016) — Bounce TV, the first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, is calling on the Department of Justice to make de-escalation training a requirement of all local law enforcement receiving federal funding… Read more »

Bounce TV to Launch In The Cut Season Two Tues. July 5 at 9pm ET/8pm CT, Affiliates to Run HD Premiere Episode on Primary Channel

  ATLANTA (June 30, 2016) — Bounce TV, the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series, will world premiere the all-new second season of its hit comedy series In The Cut on Tuesday, July 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. CT.   As it did with Saints & Sinners and Mann & Wife,… Read more »

Ed Gordon Begins Production, Bounce TV’s First-Ever Primetime News Magazine Show to Debut Sept. 13

  ATLANTA (June 29, 2016) — Bounce TV announced today that production has commenced on Ed Gordon, the network’s first entry into the primetime news magazine format, and the show’s premiere date has been scheduled for Tues. Sept. 13 at 10:00 p.m. (ET).   Multiple award-winning and well-respected television journalist Ed Gordon will produce and… Read more »

In Largest Multicast Network Distribution Launch in History, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Mission Broadcasting, Inc. And White Knight Broadcasting, Inc. to Roll Out Escape, Grit, Laff and Bounce TV

130 Launches Across 81 Stations in 54 Markets Will Drive Escape to 85% of U.S. and 99 Million Households (HHs), Grit to 93%/108 Million HHs, Laff to 85%/99 Million HHs, Bounce TV to 92% of African-American Homes/94 Million Total HHs   ATLANTA (June 15, 2016) — In the largest multicast distribution launch in the history… Read more »

Bounce TV to Air Muhammad Ali Procession and Memorial Service Live, Uninterrupted and Commercial-Free on Friday

The Greatest (1977), Starring Ali as Himself, To Be Seen Between Events   Special Ali Tributes Also Featured Sunday Night In Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round   ATLANTA (June 8, 2016) — Bounce TV will carry Muhammad Ali’s farewell procession through the streets of Louisville and his memorial service live, uninterrupted and commercial-free… Read more »

Bounce TV to Pay Tribute to Muhammad Ali with The Greatest (1977) Monday, June 6 at 10:00 P.M. (ET), 9:00 P.M. (CT)

The Greatest ATLANTA (June 4, 2016) — Bounce TV will celebrate the incredible life of Muhammad Ali, the global icon who passed away Friday at the age of 74, with a special presentation of The Greatest, the 1977 motion picture in which Ali stars as himself, on Monday night, June 6 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 9:00… Read more »

Bounce TV Doubles Original Programming Production, Plans Weekly Original Premieres Year-Round

Network Orders Second Season of Hit Drama Saints & Sinners, Renews Top Comedies Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut, Off The Chain   2016-17 Upfront Programming Slate Also Includes New Season of Premiere Boxing Champions: The Next Round, First News Magazine Show Ed Gordon And Exclusive Premiere of The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards… Read more »

Saints & Sinners Reaches 1.5 Million Viewers in Fifth Episode Premiere Telecasts, Ties Bounce TV Record for Viewership, Sets Mark for Highest P25-54 Delivery

ATLANTA (April 5, 2016) – The fifth episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sunday, April 3 reached 1.5 million unduplicated viewers which ties it with the series’ second episode as the most-watched program in the network’s history.   The 9:00 p.m. ET telecast of Saints & Sinners… Read more »

Saints & Sinners Viewership Continues in Strength, Episode Three Reaches 1.3 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (March 23, 2016) – Despite going up against such major television events as The Passion on FOX and NCAA March Madness Basketball on TNT, TBS and TruTV, the third episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners reached 1.3 million unduplicated viewers on Sunday, March 20, tying the show’s… Read more »

Bounce TV Posts Huge Double-Digit Delivery Gains in February As Viewership Continues to Surge, Median Age Continues to Drop

ATLANTA (March 3, 2016) – Bounce TV, the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, continued its strong and consistent viewership growth in the just-completed February 2016 ratings period, racking up tremendous gains in all key demographics in all dayparts yet again.   In Total Day delivery for the month, Bounce TV posted strong… Read more »

Bounce TV Offers HD Series Premiere Episode of Saints & Sinners To Affiliates for Primary Channel Airing

ATLANTA (Feb. 29, 2016) – On Sunday, March 6, the evolution of emerging broadcast networks takes a significant step forward when Bounce TV world premieres its first-ever original drama series Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m. ET.   In an unprecedented move, Bounce TV is offering the HD series premiere episode of Saints & Sinners to… Read more »

Bounce TV Viewership Soars, Median Age Falls to 39 to Start New Year

ATLANTA (Feb. 5, 2016) – Bounce TV, the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, continued to be that and more in the just-completed January 2016 ratings period, expanding its audience at breakneck speed while skewing significantly younger.   Bounce TV posted strong double-digit demo growth in Total Day delivery during January, racking up… Read more »

Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Jan. 31 Scores Ratings KO, Posts Tremendous Viewership Increases Across the Board

ATLANTA (Feb. 3, 2016) – Bounce TV’s latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Sunday, Jan. 31 racked up huge viewership gains while becoming the series’ most-watched telecast to date among young male audiences.    Driven by three exciting bouts, PBC – The Next Round posted tremendous double-and-triple digit increases among… Read more »

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”… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »