Bounce’s Saints & Sinners Finishes #1 in All of Television Ahead of CBS, FOX and NBC and All Cable Networks Sunday Night Among African-Americans 25-54

ATLANTA (May 9, 2018) — For the first-time ever, Bounce’s hit drama series Saints & Sinners was the #1 most-watched program in all of television, beating CBS, FOX and NBC and all ad-supported cable and pay networks on Sunday night May 6, in the delivery of the Bounce target audience of African Americans (P25-54) between 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Saints & Sinners beat such shows as NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, Family Guy on Fox, Fear The Walking Dead on AMC and Westworld on HBO. Saints & Sinners was a close second in all of television Sunday night behind only NCIS: Los Angeles in the delivery of African-American Households and total AA viewers.

 

The third season of Saints & Sinners continues to roll along with Sunday night becoming the fifth consecutive week the show has delivered over half a million Total Viewers.

 

Consumers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Saints & Sinners seasons one and two are available in their entirety with exclusive season three episodes being added every Monday. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. The series stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Visit the Saints & Sinners media site here.

 

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 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

 

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Source: Nielsen, Rating Analysis Program Report, L+SD, Saints & Sinners (5/6/18, 9P-10P). Rank based on programs starting at 9p.

 

 

 

Contacts:      Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                      jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

 

 

 

Saints & Sinners Season Three Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce History, Averages 681K Total Viewers, Delivers over Half a Million Households

Marathons of Seasons One & Two Reach More Than Three Million Viewers

 

ATLANTA (April 11, 2018) – The much-anticipated third season premiere of Bounce’s hit original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sun. April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) averaged 681K Total Viewers, an increase of +20% over the show’s season two premiere, to set a network record as the most-watched original in Bounce history.

The season three premiere was also up +24% in Household delivery (528K – also a network record), +14% in the delivery of Persons 18-49 (226K) and +23% in P25-54 (330K) versus the season two premiere.

Bounce premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. The season three premiere of Saints & Sinners reached 1.2 million unduplicated viewers across two initial airings on Sunday night.

Saints & Sinners was the third most-watched program on Sunday night (9-10 p.m.) behind only AMC (The Walking Dead) and Bravo (Your Husband is Cheating on Us) among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans.

Bounce also aired Saints & Sinners marathons of season one and two on April 7-8 leading into the season three premiere and the marathons combined to reach 3.3 million total viewers.

Consumers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Saints & Sinners seasons one and two are available in their entirety with exclusive season three episodes being added every Monday. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

Season three of Saints & Sinners sees all hell breaking loose in Cypress, Georgia. A vicious, no-holds-barred battle for Greater Hope Baptist Church erupts between the old guard, Mayor Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and Rex (Clifton Powell), and the young bloods Levi (Christian Keyes) and Jabari (J.D. Williams) while Kendrick (Tray Chaney) tries to survive a life-threatening predicament to expose his grandmother, Leona (Donna Biscoe) as a killer. Miles (Keith Robinson) is once again caught between his wife and his one-time mistress, Christie (Jasmine Burke) as Tamara’s (Demetria McKinney) wild allegations threaten to put Christie away forever. Detective St. Charles (Afemo Omilami) has his hands full with chaos and crime running rampant in Cypress in season three. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Visit the Saints & Sinners media site here.

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 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

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Source: Nielsen, NPower, Ratings Analysis Program Report/R&F Program Report, L+SD, Saints and Sinners season 3 premiere (4/8/18, 9pm) vs season 2 premiere (3/5/17, 9pm); Reach based on 1-minute qualifier

 

 

Contacts:       Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504             jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

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 gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and will world premiere nationwide on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, now exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, rebranded this year as the Bounce Trumpet Awards. Honorees, performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

 

Tate is a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and currently stars on the hit series “Power” on STARZ. He has also appeared on the popular shows “Rescue Me,”Game of Silence” and House of Lies.” On the big screen, Tate most recently appeared in “Girls Trip,” with previous roles in “Ray,” “Menace II Society,” “Love Jones,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and more.

 

Ash is an NAACP Award-winning Broadway, film and television actress currently starring on the hit series “Survivor’s Remorse” on STARZ, as well as playing Brigette Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart) on “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.” She will star in the new legal drama series In Contempt” and will appear in the new theatrical motion picture “Uncle Drew” from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment.

 

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

 

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 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.

 

Press Contacts:        

Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504             jweiss@bouncetv.com

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

Saptosa Foster                404-554-6251             saptosa@135stagency.com

 

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) – Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is now available on the Roku® platform, it was announced today.

Roku customers can now watch Brown Sugar’s extensive and one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters.

Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at BrownSugar.com and on other Brown Sugar-enabled devices. Roku customers receive a seven-day free trial, and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter.

Brown Sugar features such great movies as Dolemite, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Foxy Brown, In the Heat of the Night, Blacula, Cleopatra Jones, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, Cooley High, Which Way Is Up?, Hammer, Black Caesar, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Car Wash, The Original Gangstas and more.

Brown Sugar also showcases original programming and features complete seasons of the hit Bounce television network series Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut and Ed Gordon. Fans can also go to Brown Sugar to watch all the exciting action of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce.

Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. Brown Sugar also has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices and tablets for consumers with Android and iOS devices.

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

 

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

 

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 season, including the launch of an all-new comedy series, the renewals of three popular shows and more special event programming and live sports.

 

New Series

  • From the creator of In The Cut and Family Time, Bentley Kyle Evans, comes Grown Folks, a half-hour situation comedy about two blue-collar couples who share a duplex while navigating life, marriage and friendship. Grown Folks stars Gary “G-Thang” Johnson (Disaster Movie, Moneyball), Tracey Cherelle Jones (Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, The Players Club, Baby Boy), Jay Phillips (Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, Prom Night) and Caryn Ward Ross (The Game, You Take the Kids). World premieres Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. (ET).

 

Renewed

  • Saints & Sinners, the mega-hit original drama series and #1 most-watched program in Bounce history, has been renewed for a third season. Cliffhangers will be resolved and new twists and turns will develop as viewers are brought back to Cypress, Georgia, the sleepy southern town outside Atlanta which is flooded with greed, deception, corruption, compromising sexual affairs and murder. The eight-episode season will be shot in the fall and will premiere in the spring of 2018. Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Demetria McKinney and Tray Chaney Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, 35 and Ticking, The Undershepard.)

 

  • Family Time, which returns for season five on Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:00 p.m., has been renewed for a sixth season. The hit sitcom comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family, headed by the dad, a struggling general contractor played by Omar Gooding, and his wife, an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom portrayed by Angell Conwell. Tanjareen Thomas, Paula Jai Parker, Clayton Thomas, Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr. and Jayla Calhoun co-star.

 

  • In The Cut, whose new third season episodes are currently premiering Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET through the summer, has been renewed for a fourth season. Dorien Wilson stars as an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Kellita Smith, the co-owner of the beauty salon next door and his love interest, with his son Ken Lawson and best friend John Marshall Jones involved in the hijinks. Season four will air in the summer of 2018.

 

2016-17 saw Bounce premiere new originals every week of the year. This season, Bounce will present a full-hour of two shows back-to-back with premiere episodes of Family Time and Grown Folks airing Tuesday nights 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. (ET) beginning Oct. 3.

  

Special Event Programming

  • The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will world premiere January 2018. Bounce acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively televises the star-studded gala.
  • The network’s newsmagazine show, Ed Gordon, returns with new installments executive-produced and hosted by the Award-winning journalist Gordon.
  • Exciting live boxing with Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce returns this fall.

 

Bounce has grown to be available in more than 95 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.

 

 

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

 

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) – Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is now available on Apple TV, it was announced today.  

 

Apple TV viewers can now watch Brown Sugar’s extensive and one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. Apple TV (Fourth generation) customers who purchase a Brown Sugar subscription will receive a seven-day free trial and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter.  

 

Once subscribed to Brown Sugar through Apple, customers can also watch content online through iPads, iPhones or via www.BrownSugar.com with any Apple device. Existing Brown Sugar customers can also access their account and stream the entire Brown Sugar library through Apple TV.

 

Apple TV seamlessly integrates with iTunes® to wirelessly play a user’s favorite content from a PC or Mac® on their widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts.

 

Brown Sugar features such great 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 and The Original Gangstas as well as acclaimed documentaries such as More Than a Game, chronicling the early days of LeBron James.

 

Brown Sugar also showcases original programming and features complete seasons of the hit Bounce television network series Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut and Ed Gordon. Fans can also go to Brown Sugar to watch all the exciting action of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce.

Brown Sugar is available for mobile phones and tablets in the Amazon Appstore, Google Play Store and iTunes App Store and for computers at www.BrownSugar.com. Brown Sugar is also available on Amazon Fire TV, the Amazon Fire Stick and has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices available for consumers with Android and iOS devices.

 

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

 

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

 

Third Season Premiere of In The Cut Reaches Nearly One Million Viewers

Premieres Mon. July 17 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce

ATLANTA (July 13, 2017) – Bounce kicked off season three of its hit original comedy series In The Cut with two all-new episodes back-to-back on Tuesday, July 11 and the initial telecasts combined to reach nearly one million (908K) unduplicated viewers 2+.

 

The 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. (ET) double premiere also ranked as Tuesday night’s #1 sitcom vs. all ad-supported cable programming in its time period in Households, Persons 18-49, P25-54 and Total Viewers among Bounce’s target audience of African Americans.

 

Coming off its highly-rated second season, In The Cut stars Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) as Jay Weaver, an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Cheryl, played by Smith (The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family), the co-owner of the beauty salon next store and his love interest. Ken Lawson (The Parkers) returns as Jay’s 32-year old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling now in on the family business as does John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) as fellow barber and pal Smitty. Among this season’s storylines: Social media pressures, positive pregnancy tests, old grudges, evading the government, a special engagement and much more. Guest stars include Tamar Braxton, Ed Lover, DC Young Fly, Cocoa Brown, Nephew Tommy, Marques Houston and Earthquake.

 

All-new In The Cut episodes will continue to premiere on Bounce Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the summer.

 

Bounce will also world premiere a star-studded special hosted by Ed Gordon featuring interviews with the biggest African Americans in movies, television and comedy, including Michael Strahan, Queen Latifah, Omari Hardwick, Jada Pinkett Smith and Cedric the Entertainer, on Mon. July 17 at 10:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Bounce has grown to be available in more than 95 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.

 
Source: Nielsen, Live +SD, Time Period Reach 9P-10P & 12A-1A, 7/11/17, 1 Minute Qualifier. Program Rank 9P-10P,
7/11/17 vs. Ad Supported Cable.

 

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

 

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 the stars of the upcoming summer comedy Girls Trip, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, who discuss their careers and reflect on the contributions of black women in Hollywood today.

  • Queen Latifah on paving the way for others in Hollywood:

“It’s people like Jada’s husband Will (Smith) who helped us every step of the way, so it wasn’t just us When Will got in, he helped me get in; I’m going to help somebody else get in. It’s not about keeping it all to yourself, it’s about passing it on and keeping that door open.”

  • Pinkett Smith on Black (Acting) talent:

“This year for some reason it’s really been illuminated that given the opportunity we can produce!”

 

Gordon profiles Super Bowl champion-turned broadcaster Michael Strahan and the very busy television talent discusses his life, the challenges of becoming famous and gossip-page fare and more. Gordon interviews Strahan on the set of GMA.

  • Strahan on being a role model:

“When you see someone of color excelling at something or given an opportunity, people are very embracing of that. I understand what I represent and every day I do my best. I try to be the guy, when I walk in the room everybody is happy I am there and not happy when I am gone.”

 

Power’s Omari Hardwick talks with Gordon about the hit series, the relationship with his wife and how he has handled fame in the social media era.

  • Hardwick on considering giving up acting when he was young:

“There was that moment when I decided to ask Mom and Pops what they thought about that. They collectively put together about twenty-five hundred dollars and said ‘You ain’t going nowhere. You didn’t go that far to come back home, not when you got all that talent.’”

 

Gordon also sits with Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley who, among other things, discuss the state of comedy in the age of President Donald Trump and the pros and cons of utilizing material based on the activities of the current administration.

  • Cedric the Entertainer on being funny during the Trump Administration:

“That’s the part that is frustrating, that you can’t always find humor in it. You do have to take it on stage, you do have to find moments in there that you can turn it into a joke, but on a daily basis, the dude is a liar, the dude is a liar. When is that funny someone who just lies to you all the time?”

  • D.L. Hughley on the difference between White and Black people being funny:

“I think our funny is more melancholy and painful and angry. It’s much like the skill set when slaves used to pick fun at the masters and they didn’t know it. It’s a skill, it’s something you learn. You learn how to stab at authority.”

 

Award-winning journalist Gordon serves as executive producer and host of the Bounce original series Ed Gordon, sitting down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon also includes investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human-interest feature stories.

 

Gordon has been a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes IIThe Today Show and Dateline NBC, the host of “News and Notes with Ed Gordon” on NPR, anchorman for BET and is a weekly contributor to the national Steve Harvey Radio Show.  He is also the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, as well as the prestigious Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

 

Bounce is the fastest-growing African-American network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network is available in more than 95 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American television homes, including all the top AA television markets.

 

Press Contacts:

Jim Weiss                                 770-672-6504 / JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Allison Ivers/Megan Levy        323-965-1990 / AIvers@lippingroup.com / MLevy@lippingroup.com

Raven Tait                               212-986-7080 / Raven@lippingroup.com

 

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, 2017) – Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is now available on Amazon Fire TV, it was announced today.

 

Amazon customers with Fire TV or a Fire TV Stick can now watch Brown Sugar’s extensive and one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick customers who purchase a Brown Sugar subscription in the Amazon Appstore will receive a seven-day free trial and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter. Brown Sugar is already available for Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.

 

Amazon Fire TV is the #1 selling streaming media player in the U.S. across all retailers, and Fire TV Stick is the most reviewed product in Amazon history.

 

Brown Sugar features such great 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 and The Original Gangstas as well as acclaimed documentaries such as More Than a Game, chronicling the early days of LeBron James.

 

Brown Sugar also showcases original programming and features complete seasons of the hit Bounce television network series Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut and Ed Gordon. Fans can also go to Brown Sugar to watch all the exciting action of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce.

 

Brown Sugar is available for mobile phones and tablets in the Amazon Appstore, Google Play Store and iTunes App Store and for computers at www.BrownSugar.com. Brown Sugar also has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices available for consumers with Android and iOS devices.

 

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

 

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

 

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 than 1.3 million viewers 2+ and over one million Households.

 

Head-to-head Friday night, PBC on Bounce beat Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN2 in Households (By +11%), Persons 18-49 (+14%), P25-54 (+28%), Men 25-54 (+12%), M2+ (+9%) and P2+ (+31%).

 

The live 9:00 p.m. Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce telecast saw strong double-and-triple digit gains vs. the previous PBC on Bounce telecast (3/17/17), up +17% in Households, +106% in Persons 18-49, +62% in P25-54, +36% in Men 25-54, +34% in M2+ and +39% in P2+. The telecast also showed significant time period gains over the prior four weeks.

 

The Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce main event saw unbeaten lightweight world champion, Toledo’s own Robert Easter (20-0, 14 KOs) successfully defend his title for the second time with a victory over top contender Denis Shafikov (38-3, 20 KOs).

 

Bounce (@bouncetv) has grown to be available in more than 95 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.

 

Source: Nielsen, Live +SD; PBC on Bounce (06/30/2017, 9p-11:49p) vs. PBC on Bounce (03/17/2017, 9p-11:28p); Prior 4 weeks (05/29/2016-06/25/2017, Fri 9p); Premiere & encore reach based on time-period average, 1-minute qualifier; Head to Head – PBC on Bounce (06/30/17, 11p-11:49p) vs. Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN2 (06/30/17, 11p-11:49p).

 

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

 

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,
Car Wash, Gone Baby Gone, The Original Gangstas Among the Titles

 

ATLANTA (June 13, 2017) — Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is now available in the Amazon Appstore for Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.

 

Kindle Fire users can now watch Brown Sugar’s extensive and one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters.

 

Kindle Fire users receive a seven-day free trial and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter. Brown Sugar is available to stream today.

 

Brown Sugar features such great movies as 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, Car Wash, Gone Baby Gone, The Original Gangstas and many more.

 

Brown Sugar also showcases original programming and features complete seasons of the hit Bounce television network series Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut and Ed Gordon.

 

Brown Sugar has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices available for consumers with Android and iOS devices.

 

Brown Sugar is also available for mobile phones and tablets in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store and for computers at www.BrownSugar.com.

 

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

 

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

 

Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce Sets Series Highs, Reaches 1.5 Million Viewers

 

ATLANTA (Feb. 14, 2017) — The latest Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce on Fri. Feb. 10 was a knockout success.

 

The live telecast (9:00 p.m. – 12:13 a.m. ET) delivered series records of 501K Persons 2+ (+73% vs. the prior PBC – The Next Round event), 285K Men 2+ (+47%), 120K Persons 18-34 (+264%) and 201K P18-49 (+95%). Viewership peaked with over half a million total viewers 2+ (557K).

 

The live telecast also racked up impressive time-period gains of +56% in P2+, +83% in M2+, +64% in P18-34 and +37% in P18-49 and became the youngest-skewing PBC event ever on Bounce, with a median age of 44 years old. Among its target audience of African Americans, Bounce was a top three network in the delivery of AA18-49 among all ad-supported cable.

 

Bounce aired an immediate encore of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round after the live event and the two telecasts combined reached 1.5 million viewers.

 

Nearly 10,000 fans packed the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio Friday night for hometown hero Robert Easter (19-0, 14 KOs) as he impressively defended his lightweight world title against Puerto Rico’s Luis Cruz (22-5-1, 16 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round. The 2012 Olympic alternate used his reach and power throughout the fight, knocking Cruz down three times en route to a unanimous decision victory.

 

In the exciting co-main event, three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren (14-2, 4 KOs) of Cincinnati lost a split decision to Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-1, 18 KOs) of Kazakhstan. The telecast kicked off with Cleveland-native Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs) earning a unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Luis Hernandez (15-4, 8 KOs) in a middleweight bout.

 

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 94 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. For more information visit BounceTV.com.

 

Source: Nielsen, L+SD | 02/10/17 | Premiere: 9p-12:13am & Encore: 12:13a-3:27a | P4Ws: 01/13/17-02/03/17 | all reach stats based on P2+, 1 Min Qualifier

 

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

 
 

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 Households vs. Bounce’s telecast of 2016 event, averaging 289K HHs. It also racked up strong double-digit gains of +30% in the delivery of Persons 18-49 (134K), +64% in P25-54 (187K) and +53% in Total Viewers 2+ (389K). The Trumpet Awards helped Bounce reach 1.9 million viewers Sunday night.

 

In the delivery of its target audience of African Americans (AA), Bounce was a Top 10 network Sunday night among ad supported cable in HHs (#7), P18-49 (#7), P25-54 (#7) and Total Viewers 2+ (#8). Bounce beat TNT and TBS, both of which were airing the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as over 100 other ad-supported cable networks in AA viewing in Prime (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET).

 

The 2017 Trumpet Awards also trounced TV One’s telecast of the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors in both general market and African-Americans Households, key demos and total viewers.

 

The 2017 Trumpet Awards Red Carpet event from 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET also performed well, posting double digit gains in key demos vs. the time-period.

 

Bounce, which now owns, produces and exclusively premieres the Trumpets, will encore the show tonight at 9:00 p.m. and Sat. Feb. 4 at 1:00 p.m. (All Times Eastern.)

 

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 hosted the exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances.

 

Highlights included: Lifetime Achievement Trumpet Award-winning New Edition being saluted by R&B bands Jagged Edge, Silk and The Transitions; Regina Belle, BJ The Chicago Kid and Kenny Lattimore honoring Trumpet Legend Award recipient Peabo Bryson in song; A show-stopping all-star Gospel Music Tribute featuring Shirley Caesar, Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Le’Andria Johnson, Travis Greene and Canton Jones and performances by Tamela Mann, Lalah Hathaway and Keke Wyatt.

 

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.

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

 

Source: Nielsen | Live + Same Day Data | Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2017 Trumpet Awards Red Carpet 8:30p-9:00p (Bounce TV), 2017 Trumpet Awards 9:00p-11:00p (Bounce TV), 2017 SAG Awards 8:00p-10:12p (TBS & TNT), BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors 7:00p-9:00p (TV1), 2016 Trumpet Awards, Friday, January 29, 2016, 9:00p-11:00p (Bounce TV), Time Period Rank, 8:00p-11:00p, Program Reach: 8:30p-1:00a, 1 Minute Qualifier

 

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

 
 

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 centered films Bounce will showcase during February include The Color Purple, Ghosts of Mississippi, Panther, Cadillac Records, Sounder, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and more. Bounce will also air the EMMY® and NAACP Image Award-winning mini-series, Alex Haley’s Queen.

 

The tribute will also include a new original short-form series called “Black History Honors” which spotlights trailblazing African Americans Kamala Harris, California’s first African-American U.S. Senator, Issa Rae, Golden Globe® nominated actress, writer and producer, Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the motion picture 42 and the late Peabody Award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill.

 

Bounce’s Black History Month programming and “Black History Honors” segments will be seen at assorted dates/times throughout the month; please visit BounceTV.com for schedule.

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

 
 

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.
 
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.
 

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

 
 

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

 

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 annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, in an agreement with The Trumpet Awards Foundation announced today.

Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, will now own, produce and world premiere the star-studded event annually. Bounce TV will also syndicate The Trumpet Awards to television stations around the country as well as internationally for broadcast after the Bounce premiere.

 
Set to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2017, The Trumpet Awards will world premiere on Bounce TV on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET). The black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 21. Hosts and talent will be announced shortly. Bounce TV EVP of Original Programming Elizabeth Kealoha will executive produce the telecast with Bounce TV SVP, Original Programming Ri-Karlo Handy in charge of music and performances and Abbey MacDonald, Director of Originals, handling talent for the event.
 
Xernona Clayton, Founder and Executive Producer of the Trumpet Awards, will become Chairman Emeritus of the awards and continue to play an active role in the event. Ms. Clayton will remain President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc.
 
Ms. Clayton commented, “After 25 years, I felt it was a good time to find a strategic partner to take The Trumpet Awards into the future. Bounce TV is the ideal custodian to continue to enhance the level of excellence that is our standard. I am thrilled to have my beloved Trumpet Awards become part of Bounce TV.”
 
Ambassador Andrew Young, co-founder of Bounce TV 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.”
 
The Bounce acquisition is the next chapter for the venerable and meaningful Trumpet Awards. Originally presented by Turner Broadcasting in 1993, The Trumpet Awards were created to herald the accomplishments of Black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds. Special recognition is given to the few, who symbolize the many, that have overcome the ills of racism and poverty and achieved special greatness. The event has been televised annually and distributed internationally to over 185 countries around the world.
 
Bounce TV also announced that seasoned public affairs executive Jeff Johnson has been hired to the newly-created position of Vice President of Community Outreach. Johnson will manage the multiple relationships within The Trumpet Awards effort throughout the year, as well as develop the network’s public affairs initiatives and partnerships with community organizations. Johnson most recently served as Executive Director of Community Interest for WPCH-TV (Formerly WTBS-TV), Turner Broadcasting System’s owned-and-operated station in Atlanta, responsible for the development of Corporate Responsibility and Community Interest strategies. Previously, Johnson spent 16 years with Capitol Broadcasting as Director of Community/Public Affairs Programming for WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte.
 
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 Ambassador Young and Martin Luther King, III.

 

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

 
 

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

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. WUAB-TV in Cleveland, WMYD-TV in Detroit, WVUE-TV in New Orleans, WMC-TV in Memphis, WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, WBRC-TV in Birmingham and WFLX-TV in West Palm Beach are among the stations participating.

 

Bounce TV’s premiere of Ed Gordon on Tuesday, Sept. 13 was seen by nearly one million viewers 2+. The inaugural episode featured Gordon’s exclusive and emotional interview from Ferguson, Missouri with five Mothers of The Movement, African-American women whose children have been shot, with four killed, in acts of violence. Gordon also visited with Nate Parker and the cast of The Birth of a Nation, the much-anticipated motion picture dramatizing the life of Nat Turner, the slave who lead a rebellion in Virginia in 1831. In addition, Gordon sat down with popular singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Maxwell.

 

Gordon serves as executive producer and host of the new series, sitting down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon will also include investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human-interest feature stories.

 

Gordon has been a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes II, The Today Show and Dateline NBC, the host of News and Notes with Ed Gordon on NPR, anchorman for BET and is a weekly contributor to the national Steve Harvey Radio Show. He is also the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, as well as the prestigious Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

 

Bounce TV (@BounceTV) 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 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+SD, Ed Gordon Premiere & Encore Telecasts: September 13, 2016 (10p-11p & 2a-3a)

 

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

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, with a premiere play for the west coast immediately following. The two airings combined to reach 1.3 million viewers 2+.

 

Male viewing was up by +19% in Men 25-54 and +10% in M18-49 versus the previous PBC on Bounce event in June. African-American Men also watched in big numbers with the fights increasing in the delivery of AA M25-54 by +50% and 18-49 by +34%.

 

Las Vegas’s own Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (29-8, 12 KOs) defeated Frank “Notorious” Galarza of New York (17-2-2, 11 KOs) via majority decision in the main event. Augusta, Georgia’s Justin DeLoach’s (16-1, 8 KOs) superior boxing ability and effective counterpunching made the difference in the co-main event, as he won a unanimous decision over Detroit’s Domonique Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs). The opening bout of the telecast saw Jose Cayetano (20-4, 9 KOs) kick off Mexican Independence Day Weekend with a lot to celebrate. The Tijuana native defeated 25-year-old Alexis Santiago (21-3-1, 8 KOs) via unanimous decision, ending the Phoenix-native’s 10-fight win streak.

 

Bounce TV (@BounceTV) 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 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, L+SD, 9/16/16, 9-11:50pm, P4Ws: 8/19/16-9/9/16, all reach stats based on P2+, 1 Min Qualifier

 

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

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 and equipment.

 

Bounce TV will implement a major on-air, online and company-wide initiative to lobby for the cause, which will include Martin Luther King III, a founding father of Bounce, and the casts and producers of the network’s original shows including Ed Gordon, In The Cut, Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife and Family Time.

 

“We arm our police with weapons but we need to do better at arming them with the teaching and training on how they approach situations involving African Americans and how to de-escalate them,” said Mr. King III.  “This is not an indictment of all police personnel, just an element within a group of people who have difficult, challenging and stressful jobs.  Our police protect and serve all Americans and all of them need to approach each and every situation with the same sense of civility. We must do all we can to help them with committed sensitivity training and work towards eliminating the implicit bias that is at the heart of the matter.”

 

Bounce TV is teaming with The Root, the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers, to support the effort. The Root’s editorial outlining the call to action can be found by clicking here.

 

Bounce TV (@Bounce TV), is the fastest-growing African-American network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network is 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.  For more information, visit BounceTV.com.

 

The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers.  Founded in 2008, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America. Visit us at www.theroot.com, on Twitter @theroot and on Facebook.

 

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

In The Cut Posts Viewership Gains in Season Two Premiere

 

ATLANTA (June 8, 2016) — The second season premiere of the Bounce TV original series In The Cut on Tues. July 5 increased viewership and key demographic delivery vs. season one.

 

Bounce TV premieres new episodes of In The Cut Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. The two telecasts combined to reach 636,000 Persons 2+, an increase over the season one premiere average. The initial premiere telecast was up +34% in the delivery of Women 25-54, +49% in W18-49 and +17% in W2+ compared to the Season One Finale.

 

The show’s median age also dropped tremendously – 12 years – to 33 years old from the season one average of 45.

 

Coming off of its highly-rated inaugural season, the acclaimed show stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy).

 

Large and in charge Jay Weaver (Wilson) is an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner.  Jay’s life as a San Diego bachelor is abruptly disrupted when he meets Kenny Clark (Lawson), who turns out to be his 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling.  The new season of In The Cut follows this father-son duo as they join in on a secret jailbreak, barbershop pranks and Jay’s growing attraction to Cheryl (Smith), the new co-owner of the beauty salon next store.

 

In The Cut was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs, both of whom produce the Bounce TV hit original series Family Time.

 

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.

 

Source: Nielsen | L+SD | In The Cut, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 9P-9:30P | Time Period Reach: 9P-9:30P & 12A-12:30A, 1-Minute Qualifier

 

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

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, Bounce TV is offering the HD series premiere episode of In The Cut to network affiliates for airing on their primary channel between July 6-11. More than 30 affiliates to date are taking advantage of the opportunity, which allows them to promote their carriage of Bounce and encourage sampling of the series.

 

Coming off of its highly-rated inaugural season, In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers), John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) with Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family) joining the cast this season. Large and in charge Jay Weaver (Wilson) is an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner. Jay’s life as a San Diego bachelor is abruptly disrupted when he meets Kenny Clark (Lawson), who turns out to be his 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny wants to get in on the family business and as these two attempt to get to know one another and build their relationship, Jay experiences a range of hilarious setbacks while trying to keep up with Kenny’s life. The new season of In The Cut will follow this father-son duo as they join in on a secret jailbreak, barbershop pranks and Jay’s growing attraction to Cheryl (Smith), the new co-owner of the beauty salon next store.

 

This series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs, both of whom produce the Bounce TV hit original series Family Time.

 

New episodes of In The Cut will premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm/ET, 8:00 pm/CT starting July 5.

 

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.

 

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

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 host the series of one-hour specials in which he’ll sit down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon will also include investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human interest feature stories.

 

“From President Obama to Louis Farrakhan, from Beyoncé to O.J. Simpson, Ed is a trusted confidante of African-American newsmakers who define our culture. His insightful reporting and courageous storytelling make him the perfect journalist to shepherd our first news magazine show,” said Ri-Karlo Handy, Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Bounce TV.

 

Gordon commented, “We are going to produce the kind of program I have always wanted to do. We’ll provide perspective and give our audience a more complete picture of the major issues. I’ll be able to talk one-on-one with the day’s newsmakers and celebrities and get them to open up. That’s always a challenge and something the audience has come to expect from me. At the same time, we will also tell a wide variety of stories that are rarely presented on television. I’m extremely excited about our new show and thrilled to be joining Bounce TV.”

 

Gordon has been a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes, The Today Show and Dateline NBC, the host of “News and Notes with Ed Gordon” on NPR, anchorman for BET and is a weekly contributor to the national Steve Harvey Radio Show. He is also the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, as well as the prestigious Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalist.

 

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 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. For more information, visit BounceTV.com.

 

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

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 of broadcast television, Katz Broadcasting and Bounce TV announced today that that stations owned or programmed by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST, “Nexstar”), Mission Broadcasting, Inc. and White Knight Broadcasting, Inc. will carry Escape, Grit, Laff and Bounce TV on 130 channel locations across 81 stations in 54 markets.

 

The announcement follows the execution of multi-year agreements with Nexstar, Mission and White Knight by Katz Broadcasting, which owns and operates Escape, Grit and Laff, and Bounce Media, the parent company of Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV will partner with its’ Louisville affiliate WAVE-TV, owned and operated by Raycom Media, for the special event, airing WAVE’s local hometown coverage and insight nationwide.

 

The agreement will add:

  • 42 new Escape markets, driving Escape to 85% of the United States which represents 99 million homes.
  • 28 new markets for Grit, putting Grit in 93% of the U.S., 108M households.
  • 45 new Laff markets; Laff is now in 85% of the country, 99M homes.
  • 15 new markets for Bounce TV plus Bounce has been renewed by Nexstar in eight other markets and Mission in one market. Bounce TV is now in 81% U.S., 94M homes and 92% of African-American households.

 

“Escape, Grit, Laff and Bounce TV are unique brands that are complementary to our stations’ existing high quality, original, local news and other exclusive local and network-affiliated programming. Nexstar’s top priority is serving the needs of the people and communities where we operate and with the launch of these digital multicast networks across the companies’ broadcast platforms, we are delivering more exciting content to local viewers including classic and contemporary off-network sitcoms, original programming, popular movies, action series, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Katz Broadcasting and Bounce TV are managed by seasoned and talented teams of television veterans who have a proven track record of success in both curating and producing excellent programming and we believe consumers in our markets will enjoy all four networks for many years to come,” commented Brian Jones, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer.

 

“These are monumental agreements for our networks and the emerging broadcasting business overall,” said Jeffrey Wolf, Chief Distribution Officer for Katz Broadcasting and Bounce TV. “Perry Sook and his team at Nexstar Broadcasting have always been innovators and we’re grateful for the tremendous confidence they’ve placed in our brands.”

 

The four networks will be carried in multiple combinations on the Nexstar/Mission/White Knight stations in the following markets: Washington, D.C./Hagerstown MD; Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT; Memphis, TN; Fresno, CA; Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA; Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR; Charleston/Huntington, WV; Green Bay, WI; Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA; Ames-Des Moines, IA; Springfield, MO; Rochester, NY; Huntsville, AL; Shreveport, LA; Syracuse, NY; Champaign-Decatur-Springfield, IL; Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville, TX; Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX; El Paso, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Burlington, VT; Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR; Davenport, IA/Rock Island-Moline, IL; Evansville, IL; Johnstown-Altoona, PA; Tyler, TX; Peoria, IL; La Crosse-Eau Claire, WI; Amarillo, TX; Rockford, IL; Monroe, LA/El Dorado, AR; Lubbock, TX; Odessa-Midland, TX; Wichita Falls, TX/Lawton, OK; Sioux City, IA; Erie, PA; Joplin, MO; Panama City, FL; Terre Haute, IN; Bluefield/Beckley/Oak Hill, WV; Binghamton, NY; Abilene/Sweetwater, TX; Billings, MT; Clarksburg/Weston, WV; Utica, NY; Dothan, AL; Elmira, NY; Jackson, TN; Watertown, NY; Alexandria, LA; Marquette, WI; Grand Junction, CO and San Angelo, TX.

 

Escape reaches women 25-54 with a brand of programming anchored in stories of crime and mystery. Grit targets men 25-54 with a heavy focus on western and action theatrical motion pictures and series. Both Grit and Escape are C3 rated nationally by Nielsen Media Services while simultaneously expanding into general market advertising sales. Escape will launch into original programming production with five new true-crime series. Laff features a mix of contemporary off-network sitcoms and popular movies. The Laff brand crosses multiple platforms, with the linear network carried on the signals of local broadcast stations with corresponding cable carriage and digital content being curated, aggregated and available at Laff.com and on mobile via the Laff app. Katz Broadcasting was established in 2014 by former Turner Broadcasting executive Jonathan Katz.

 

Bounce TV – the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series – is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television. Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and former United Nations Ambassador and Civil Rights icon Andrew Young.

 

Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 104 full power television stations reaching 54 markets or approximately 18.1% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.

 

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

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

 

Farewell to The Greatest

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 this Friday, June 10.

 

Bounce TV will also air the memorial service scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET, which will include eulogies by President Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel and Billy Crystal.

 

Bounce TV will partner with its’ Louisville affiliate WAVE-TV, owned and operated by Raycom Media, for the special event, airing WAVE’s local hometown coverage and insight nationwide.

 

Between the procession and the service, Bounce TV will present The Greatest, the 1977 motion picture in which Ali stars as himself. A dramatization of Ali’s life, The Greatest begins with Cassius Clay winning gold at the 1960 Olympic Games and then follows his stunning victory over Sonny Liston, his conversion to Islam and name change, Ali’s refusal of the military draft on religious grounds and subsequent nearly four-year long court battle to fight again. Ali wins the legal victory and then returns to the ring and takes part in what many consider some of the greatest boxing matches of all time.

 

Bounce TV will also include several special tributes to the late icon and his tremendous impact on boxing throughout the telecast of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round Sunday night, June 12 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

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. 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

The Greatest

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 p.m. Central.

 

The Greatest is a dramatization of Ali’s life and starts with his rise to fame winning the heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games, when he was known as Cassius Clay. He then stuns Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world and soon after converts to Islam and changes his name. When he is suddenly classified 1A by the Draft Board that earlier rejected him, Ali refuses the draft on religious grounds, which leads to the stripping of his title. Embarking on — and ultimately winning — a nearly four-year long court battle, Ali then returns to the ring and takes part in what many consider some of the greatest fights of all time.  Against all odds, he defeats George Foreman in the legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” to win back the heavyweight title.

 

The Greatest was based on a book written by Ali and others and the boxing footage is largely from the actual fights. The film includes the song The Greatest Love of All, written for the movie and performed by George Benson; it was later remade by Whitney Houston.

 

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. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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

 

ATLANTA (April 13, 2016) – Bounce TV — the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences — today unveiled its original programming plans for the 2016-17 upfront season, which includes a major expansion of original programming production that will see the network premiere new originals every week of the year starting this fall.

 

“With millions watching each week, Bounce TV originals have become the network’s highest-rated and most-watched programming. We are significantly increasing our investment in original production in order to meet the strong demand from our viewers and advertisers,” commented Jonathan Katz, Chief Operating Officer of Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV today announced that it has:

  • Ordered a second season of its new mega-hit original drama series Saints & Sinners, which is currently setting network records for viewership in its inaugural season. The next episode of season one premieres Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET as police scramble to follow new leads and make a discovery that may lead to solving the murder that has viewers guessing. The first season finale – which will answer the question “whodunit?” – will air April 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
  • Renewed the popular sitcoms Mann & Wife (For a third season), Family Time (Season four) and In The Cut (Third season) as well as its stand-up comedy series Off The Chain (Fourth season.)
  • Tapped well-respected journalist and television personality Ed Gordon to produce and host the networks’ first-ever news magazine show, Ed Gordon.
  • Scheduled another season of live boxing with the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series PBC – The Next Round.
  • Partnered with The Trumpet Awards Foundation to present the exclusive national television premiere of The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, an all-star event which celebrates and honors history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic African Americans.

 

“Bounce TV has become a powerful television brand with multi-generational appeal and a network that viewers trust because we entertain them in an authentic and culturally-responsible way,” commented Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, Elverage Allen. “This loyal and growing audience, the expansion of our original programming, and our exclusive and unduplicated reach makes Bounce TV a 100% ‘must-buy’ for brands seeking to reach the African American consumer.”

 

Saints & Sinners
Saints & Sinners has set records as the #1 highest-rated and most-watched program in Bounce TV history. The enormously-popular drama centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. The all-star cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson. The series is produced in concert with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas ( Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Bounce TV is currently premiering new season one episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime premiere play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. Season two will debut in the first quarter of 2017.

 

Mann & Wife
Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sparkle) star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife. The half-hour situation comedy follows the second-chance sweethearts as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. In addition to the show’s popular stars,  Mann & Wife features a vibrant supporting cast: Vivica A. Fox, portraying Daniel’s ex-wife; Tony Rock, playing Daniel’s partner on the police force and JoMarie Payton as Lorraine, Daniel’s overbearing mother. Series co-creator Roger Bobb ( The Rickey Smiley Show, House of Payne) serves as executive producer and director. New season two episodes of Mann & Wife are currently premiering Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT; season three will debut in the spring of 2017.

 

Family Time
The third season of Family Time was a ratings hit last fall and Bounce TV will reunite viewers with the Stallworth family for a fourth season. The series 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). Season four will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

In The Cut
In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and John Marshall Jones ( The Smart Guy). The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall and spends most of his time working in his barbershop joined by his 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling (Lawson). Kalita Smith ( The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family) joins the cast for season two, which debuts this July. In The Cut was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs, both of whom produce the Bounce TV hit original series Family Time. Season three will air in the third quarter of 2017.

 

Off The Chain
Bounce TV will bring its family-friendly stand-up comedy show featuring some of the most hilarious African-American comedians on the stand-up scene back for a fourth season of individual comic specials, which is scheduled to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

Ed Gordon
In his stellar career, EMMY-winner Ed Gordon has interviewed Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson in his first post-murder trial interview. Gordon’s knack for landing exclusives and his no-nonsense style make him one of television’s most respected journalists. This summer, Gordon comes to Bounce TV to executive-produce and host a series of one-hour specials in which he sits down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures.

 

Premiere Boxing Champions – The Next Round
The popular series of live boxing events featuring the most exciting prospects in the sport and boxing’s future stars returns for season two this fall. Bounce TV, NBC Sports Group, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, ESPN and SPIKE TV are television partners for The Premier Boxing Champions series.

 

Trumpet Awards
In partnership with The Trumpet Awards Foundation, Bounce TV will present the exclusive national television premiere of The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards. The all-star evening celebrates the accomplishments of those who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all; individuals and/or groups who augment the richness of this great global society by partnering with the cause of justice and equality. World premieres first quarter of 2017.

 

Bounce TV – the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series – is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television. Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. The network 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.

 

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

 

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 Sunday night set a Bounce TV record for the delivery of Persons 25-54 while also posting the highest audience peak of the series to date with 747,000 total viewers. The telecast racked up double-digit gains of +24% in Households, +32% in P18-49, +34% in P25-54 and +27% in P2+ vs. the fourth episode last week.

 

Bounce TV ranked in the top five among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night with Saints & Sinners ranking third behind only The Walking Dead on AMC and Real Housewives on Bravo. For the fifth consecutive Sunday Bounce TV beat BET in Primetime among AA P25-54 (+24%) and W25-54 (+12%), while topping BET overall among P25-54 (+27%), W25-54 (+25%) and Total Viewers (+5%) in Prime.

 

Detectives start to close in on their prime suspect in all-new Saints & Sinners this Sunday night, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Leading into the episode, Bounce TV will world premiere the music video of “Oh My God” by Gospel superstar group KlarKent, featuring Derek Minor, at 8:55 p.m. ET. The song is featured on Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 available now via all digital retailers.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. The series stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson. Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The second season of the network’s hit sitcom Mann & Wife premieres this week.

 

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.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD, 4/3/16 vs. 3/27/16 Time Period Data – 9p-10p | 8p-11p | 12a-1a. Time Period Reach 9-10p & 12-1a, 1-minute qualifier.

 

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

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 series premiere for the second most-watched program in the network’s history.

 

Other viewership highlights include Saints & Sinners ranking third among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night, second only to AMC (The Walking Dead) and Bravo (Real Housewives). For the third consecutive Sunday night, Bounce TV again beat BET in Households (+17%), Adults 18-49 (+2%) Women 18-49 (+20%), A25-54 (+31%), W25-54 (+52%) and P2+ (+25%).

 

Bounce TV’s world premiere of the music video for the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” performed by Gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the enormously-popular hip hop duo Outkast averaged nearly 400,000 Persons 2+ (8:55 p.m. ET.) The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 out March 25 via all digital retailers.

 

Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime premiere play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. In this week’s all-new episode on March 28, desire, jealousy and the pursuit of power collide as demons show themselves and old debts come due.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to destroy the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

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.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 3/6/16 – 3/20/16 program and time period data – 9p-10p | 8p-11p | 12a-1a. Time period reach 9-10p & 12-1a 1 minute qualifier.

 

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

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 double-digit demo growth versus a year ago of: +47% in Persons 18-34, +31% in P18-49, +23% in P25-54 and +12% in P2+. In Primetime, Bounce TV also racked up exceptional double-digit demo growth: Up +51% in P18-34, +45% in P18-49, +39% in P25-54 and +24% in P2+.

 

Bounce TV continues to perform as a Top 50 ad-supported cable network, ranking 41st during Total Day and 45th during Prime among P25-54 in February.

 

Bounce TV also continued to skew dramatically younger vs. last year as its total audience median age fell by eight years to 40 years old in Primetime and dropped six years to 43 years old in Total Day vs. Feb. ‘15. Among African Americans, Bounce TV’s median age lowered to 38 years old in Prime and to 42 in Total Day.

 

Looking at African-American (AA) skewing networks, Bounce TV continues to be the fastest-growing, outpacing both BET and TV1, with TV1 actually losing audience. In the Total Day delivery of the targeted African-American (AA) audience, Bounce TV posted whopping gains of  +50% in P18-34, +45% in P18-49, +33% in P25-54 and +22% in P2+. While in Primetime AA delivery, Bounce TV also delivered outstanding demo growth of +58% in P18-34, +62% in P18-49, +53% in P25-54 and +34% in P2+.

 

Bounce TV’s strong ratings growth bodes well for the world premiere of the network’s first-ever original drama series Saints & Sinners this Sunday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET.  Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.  Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast 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.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD M-Su 6a-6a & M-Su 7p-11p 2/1/16-2/28/16 vs. 1/26/15-2/22/15

 

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

 

 

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 network affiliates for airing on their primary channel between March 7-13.

 

“This special play of Saints & Sinners will allow our affiliates to promote their carriage of Bounce and encourage sampling of the series, both of which will enhance their ad sales revenue opportunities locally,” commented Bounce TV Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations Tracy Underwood.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to demolish the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

 

The Saints & Sinners cast includes: Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast 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.

 

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

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 gains of +70% in Persons 18-34, +44% in P18-49, +33% in P25-54 and +23% in P2+.

 

In Primetime, Bounce TV also finished the month with double-digit demo growth versus a year ago: Up +57% in P18-34, +41% in P18-49, +31% in P25-54 and +24% in P2+.

 

While Bounce TV’s audience is growing, its median age is dropping.  Prime lowered to 39 years old (vs. 48 a year ago) in January and the network skewed younger in Total Day as well, with a  median age of 41 years old (vs. 48 Jan. ‘15).

 

Bounce TV continues to perform as a Top 50 ad supported cable network, ranking #42 during Total Day and #46 during Prime for January among P25-54.

 

Among African-American skewing networks, Bounce TV continues to be the fastest-growing, outpacing both BET and TV1, with TV1 actually losing audience.

 

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.

 

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data, Total Day (Mon-Su 6a-6a) & Sales Prime (Mon-Su 7p-11p)

Jan’16 (12/28/2015-01/31/2016) vs. Jan’15 (12/29/2014-01/25/15), General Market Audience

 

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

 

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 all key demos over its previous telecast: Households (+53%), Persons 18-49 (+63), P25-54 (+62%), Men 18-34 (+760), M18-49 (+94%), M25-54 (+80%) and P2+ (+71%).  The live telecast averaged 257,000 Households and 418,000 total viewers between 9:00 p.m.-11:26 p.m. and reached one million unique viewers, with a peak audience of nearly half a million (480,000) total viewers.

 

The competition in the ring was fierce Sunday night, as was the competition on television, including such major events as Grease: Live, the NFL Pro Bowl and more.  Despite that, Bounce TV ranked #5 during the PBC timeslot among African-American Men 25-54, beating ESPN2, NBA-TV, TNT, TBS, USA, VH1 and over 95 other Ad Supported Cable networks.  Among African-American Adults 25-54, Bounce TV ranked #8 against all Ad Supported Cable, in front of FX, TNT, TBS, SYFY, SPIKE, A&E, Fox Sports 1 and over 90 others.

 

This latest edition of PBC – The Next Round saw rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) defeat Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias (18-5-2, 9 KOs); Florida’s Joseph Elegele (15-3, 11 KOs) stop Alex De Jesus (21-1, 13 KOs) in the sixth round of their scheduled eight-round welterweight affair and featherweight prospect Dennis Galarza (12-1, 8 KOs) took a unanimous decision over Ghana’s Samual Amaoko (21-6, 15 KOs) in their eight-round bout.

 

PBC – The Next Round, which showcases the sport’s future stars and champions, took place at a sold-out Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, Florida.  Fran Charles called the blow-by-blow action with former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout and renowned boxing trainer Kevin Cunningham providing insight and analysis.

 

For more information visit www.premierboxingchampions.com, follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @BounceTV, @EricksonHammerL and @Swanson_Comm and follow the conversation using #PBConBounce, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampions and www.Facebook.com/BounceTV.

 

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.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 1/31/16 9-11:26pm.

 

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

 

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