BOUNCE TV TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON ON AUGUST 28

Tribute Includes Exclusive Television Premiere of 

KING: A FILMED RECORD…MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS Documentary,

New, Originally-Produced Short-Form Series Featuring Interviews with

Martin Luther King III, Rep. John Lewis, Usher, Other Prominent African Americans

 

 

ATLANTA, GA (August 26, 2013) – In honor of the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington on August 28, Bounce TV (www.BounceTV.com) will present the exclusive television premiere of the acclaimed documentary KING: A FILMED RECORD…MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz, this rarely-seen 1970 film features historical footage of the event and includes appearances by Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston and other ardent supporters and friends of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. many of whom marched alongside him.

 

Throughout the evening, Bounce TV will also premiere a series of new interviews with Dr.  King’s eldest son Martin Luther King III, Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis, longtime King friend and associate Ambassador Andrew Young, music superstar Usher Raymond along with GRAMMY®-nominated actor-singer-songwriter Tyrese. Each of these influential African Americans will reflect on the importance of the March, that period in our Nation’s history and its relevance in today’s racial climate. Both Mr. King III and Ambassador Young are among the Bounce TV Founding Group and Board of Directors.

 

“We feel a great responsibility to recognize the anniversary of this major event in the history of Civil Rights in our country,” commented Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Programming and Production Billy Hall. “To have Mr. King III and Ambassador Young actively involved with Bounce TV is such a rare and powerful opportunity and reminds us all of Bounce TV’s  growing and visible position within the African American community.”

 

ABOUT BOUNCE TV

Bounce TV (www.BounceTV.com) targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Since its launch, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. The network is already available to 89% of African American television homes and 71% of the total United States, all of the top ten markets and 25 out of the top 25 African American markets.

 

Contacts:

Jim Weiss
Bounce TV
P: 770.955.1300
E: JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Tiaka Hurst
Liquid Soul Media
P: 323.216.6974
E: Tiaka@LiquidSoulMedia.com

 

KSDK, NewsChannel 5 to Launch Bounce TV in St. Louis!


 

KSDK, NewsChannel 5, the Gannett-owned NBC affiliate in St. Louis announced this afternoon a distribution agreement as the exclusive provider of Bounce TV in the St. Louis market. The station will begin broadcasting Bounce TV on Wednesday, August 28th. The announcement was made by Bounce TV’s Executive Vice President of Distribution Jeffrey Wolf. Bounce TV is the nation’s fastest-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans. KSDK will carry the network on its digital channel 5.2. It will also be available on Charter Cable channel 87.


Bounce TV targets primarily African Americans between the ages of 25-54, with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. Bounce TV will air twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week as a digital terrestrial network designed for carriage on the digital signals of local television stations. The Founding Group is led by Martin Luther King III, Ambassador Andrew Young and Andrew “Bo” Young III.


“KSDK is excited to expand our programming and provide St. Louis with Bounce TV,” said Lynn Beall, President and General Manager. “Distributing Bounce TV is one more demonstration of KSDK’s commitment to St. Louis’ African American audience and to the community at large.”


The launch date for Bounce TV in St. Louis, August 28th, coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. This landmark event took place in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and was a defining moment for the American Civil Rights Movement.


The Bounce TV agreement with KSDK is the third with a Gannett station; the network is also carried by Gannett’s WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., and WATL-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Since its launch, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike.


“We are thrilled and grateful to have Bounce TV come to the great city of St. Louis thanks to KSDK,” commented Wolf.


With the launch in St. Louis, Bounce TV will now be available in all 25 of the top 25 African American television markets, and the network’s penetration will rise further to 89% of African American television homes and 71% of the total United States. Bounce TV also recently announced a sweeping range of renewals and new launches by major station groups representing coverage in 40 markets. This young network will be two years old in September.


About Gannett Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit gannett.com.


For More Information Contact:   Jeff Winget   (314) 444-5224

 

Gannett’s KDSK-TV in St. Louis to launch Bounce TV on Aug. 28


 

ATLANTA/ST. LOUIS (August 15, 2013) – Continuing its ongoing growth and expansion, Bounce TV (www.BounceTV.com) today announced a distribution agreement with Gannett Broadcasting’s KSDK-TV which will make the station the exclusive provider of Bounce TV in St. Louis, MO, it was announced today by Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Distribution Jeffrey Wolf. KSDK will carry the nation’s fastest-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans on channel 5.2 beginning August 28. Bounce will also be available on Charter Cable channel 87.


The agreement is Bounce TV’s third with a Gannett station; the network is also carried by Gannett’s WUSA-TV in Washington, DC, and WATL-TV in Atlanta.


With the launch in St. Louis, Bounce TV will now be available in all 25 of the top 25 African American television markets and the network’s penetration will rise further to 89% of African American television homes and 71% of the total United States. Bounce TV also recently announced a sweeping range of renewals and new launches by major station groups representing coverage in 40 markets. The young network will be two years old in September.


“We are thrilled and grateful to have Bounce TV come to the great city of St. Louis thanks to KSDK,” commented Wolf.


“KSDK is excited to expand our programming and provide St. Louis with Bounce TV,” said Lynn Beall, President and General Manager. “Distributing Bounce TV is one more demonstration of KSDK’s commitment to St. Louis’ African American audience and to the community at large.”


Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Since its launch, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike.
Contact:   Jim Weiss      JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

BOUNCE TV Begins Production on its First Original Scripted Sitcom: My Crazy Roommate

Created and Executive Produced by Bentley Kyle Evans

Series Premieres Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 P.M. (ET)


 

ATLANTA (August 13, 2013) – Bounce TV (www.BounceTV.com) has started production in Los Angeles on the network’s first original scripted sitcom, My Crazy Roommate. The series is created and produced by Bentley Kyle Evans (“Martin”, “The Jamie Foxx Show”) of Bent Outta Shape Productions. My Crazy Roommate will world premiere on Bounce TV, Tuesday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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My Crazy Roommate is a comedy series about two young women, Brooke (Laila Odom) and Chloe (Brittany Richards), from vastly different backgrounds who are forced to live together while on a crusade to find fame and fortune in Hollywood. The reluctant roommates find themselves in a series of dilemmas causing them to temporarily put their differences aside to resolve the many obstacles they face throughout their journey.

The series was created and produced by veteran producer Evans through Bent Outta Shape Productions. “Bounce TV has quickly become a major new force and outlet for high-quality original programming for the vastly-underserved African American audience,” says Evans. “I’m thrilled to be working with the network and to have it be the home of My Crazy Roommate. I’m looking forward to success of the series and a long and fruitful relationship with Bounce TV.”

The nation’s first-ever broadcast television network for African-Americans, Bounce TV is rapidly expanding its originally-produced content. EVP Programming and Production, Bounce TV, Billy Hall commented, “We are aggressively moving forward with a robust slate of original programming and believe we are off to a terrific start working with Bentley and his team on My Crazy Roommate.”

ABOUT BENT OUTTA SHAPE PRODUCTIONS

Bent Outta Shape is home to Bentley Kyle Evans, Co-Producer of and Executive Producer to the hugely successful sitcoms “Martin” and “The Jamie Foxx Show”. A fortuitous opportunity landed Evans working alongside actor Martin Lawrence in the early 90’s; it was that encounter that sparked the creation of the globally syndicated “Martin” and Evans’ passion for writing and producing. Best known for sitcoms, Evans also co-wrote “A Thin Line Between Love And Hate” and created “Love That Girl”. With a career spanning two decades, Evans continues to produce content to entertain the African-American audience.

ABOUT BOUNCE TV

Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, original series, specials and events, live sports, off-net series, documentaries, and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV celebrated its first birthday on-the-air on Sept. 26, 2012; a year that has been overwhelmingly successful, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups and distribution, advertisers and viewers alike. For more information go to: www.BounceTV.com

Contacts:

Jim Weiss
Bounce TV
P: 770.955.1300
E: JWeiss@BounceTV.com

Tiaka Hurst
Liquid Soul Media
P: 323.216.6974
E: Tiaka@LiquidSoulMedia.com