BOUNCE TV CELEBRATES 2ND BIRTHDAY WITH RECORD …

DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISER AND RATINGS GROWTH AND ACCELERATED ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING PRODUCTION

ATLANTA (Sept. 25, 2013) – Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young are among the Founding Group and Board of Directors of Bounce TV, the nation’s first and only over-the-air broadcast television network designed for African Americans. The two legendary figures in American history helped bring Bounce TV to the airwaves two years ago tomorrow. Since then, the network’s growth and expansion across all facets of the business in just its first 24 months on the air has been astonishing.

 

Since its Sept. 26, 2011 debut, Bounce TV has become the fastest growing African American network in television and has rapidly expanded to be seen in:

• 87 markets including all of the top African American television markets.

• 89% of African American television homes.

• 71% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

This upfront season, Bounce TV more than tripled the number of advertisers from this time last year and has added nearly 30 new sponsors from such major categories as Automotive, Health & Beauty, Insurance Pharmaceutical, Motion Pictures, Fast Food/Casual Dining, Personal Care, Candy/Snacks and more.

 

The network also recently began being rated by Nielsen Media – unprecedented for such a young network but fueled by its rapid distribution gains – and in its most recent performance highlights, Bounce TV in August:

• Surpassed TV One in Adults 18+ viewership.

• Topped AMC, Bravo, TruTV, TLC, Discovery and 80 other ad-supported cable           networks in African American ratings and viewership with Adults 18-49 and 25-54.

• Racked up double-digit Total Day growth among all Adults (+17%) and across P18           -49 (+12%) and P25-54 (+18%).

• Posted primetime (7P-11P) increases among all Adults (+9%) and across P18-49           (+3%) and P25-54 (7%) month-to-month.

 

The rapid growth accelerated its original programming plans and on Oct. 14, Bounce TV will premiere its first original scripted sitcom, My Crazy Roommate, created and produced by Bentley Kyle Evans (“Martin”, “The Jamie Foxx Show”) at 10:00 p.m. ET. My Crazy Roommate is a modern-day “Odd Couple” as Brooke (Laila Odom), a Brooklyn hipster and Chloe (Brittany Richards), a rich “valley girl” find themselves living together in one Los Angeles apartment. And at 10:30, Bounce TV debuts BRKDWN, an original new half-hour series featuring the hottest gossip, freshest beats & need-to-know-now pop culture news each week with an urban swagger. Hosted by YouTube sensations, Cynthia LuCiette and Jon Scarlett. Alchemy Networks, the premiere digital network for urban lifestyle and entertainment, and BMP Digital, the digital division of leading production company Bunim/Murray Productions, producers of such hit reality shows as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Project Runway,” have teamed to produce.

 

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. The network airs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week on the digital signals of local television stations.

 

SIAC Week 2 Football Players of the Week Announced

rp_primary_WEEK_2_PLAYERS_OF_THE_WEEKAtlanta, GA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the second installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

Kentucky State University junior running back Jacquise Lockett was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while SIAC Defensive Player of the Week was awarded to Tuskegee University sophomore linebacker Quavon Taylor.

 

Kentucky State University freshman linebacker Travon Spencer was named SIAC Newcomer of the Week. Benedict College junior Stevon Wilkerson and Tuskegee junior Kaleep Williams were named SIAC Lineman of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.

 

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Bounce TV Posts Highest-Rated Month in its History in August:


 

Beats TV One in Total Day Viewership Among all Adults, Tops AMC, Bravo, TruTV, TLC, Discovery, Other Nets in African American Delivery


Ratings Growth in Line with Network’s Rapid Distribution Expansion


ATLANTA (Sept. 3, 2013) — Bounce TV, has posted its highest-rated and most-watched month
in its short history, posting gains in key categories and targeted demographics in August, and marking consecutive months of significant growth.


Among the August performance highlights, Bounce TV:

• Surpassed TV One in Adults 18+ viewership.

• Topped AMC, Bravo, TruTV, TLC, Discovery and 80 other ad-supported cable           networks in African American ratings and viewership with Adults 18-49 and 25-54.

• Racked up double-digit Total Day growth among all Adults (+17%) and across P18           -49 (+12%) and P25-54 (+18%).

• Posted primetime (7P-11P) increases among all Adults (+9%) and across P18-49           (+3%) and P25-54 (7%) month-to-month.


“This is astonishing growth for a young network. Strong key demo delivery has resulted in a large scale of new advertisers embracing Bounce TV this upfront, and made it crystal clear that the network is now a major player in the space,” commented Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.


With its most recent launch in St. Louis on KSDK-TV and weeks shy of just its second birthday, Bounce TV is already seen in:

• 87 markets including all of the top African American television markets.

• 89% of African American television homes.

• 71% of the total television homes in the United States.

The network also recently announced a sweeping range of renewals and new launches by major station groups representing coverage in 40 markets.


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

 

SIAC Week 1 Football Players of the Week Announced

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Atlanta, GA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the first installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

Benedict College’s sophomore quarterback Marcus Graham was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week and Stillman College junior defensive back was named SIAC Defensive Player of the Week.

 

Newcomer of the Week was awarded to Morehouse College freshman Lake McGuffie, while Lane College’s Trevante Jones was named SIAC Lineman of the Week. Kentucky State University senior defensive back Ed Dunaway was named SIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

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CIAA Boasts Five Football Players Ranked in D2Football.com’s Top 100

HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 5, 2013) – Five Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) student-athletes were named among the Top 100 football players in Division II by D2Football.com, a news website for fans of Division II football. The Top 100 football players list was released last week and includes Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Carlos Fields and Donnie Owens, Robert Holland and T.J. Batchelor of Chowan, and Virginia Union’s Devin Wallace. The full Top 100 DII Players list can be found on D2Football.com.

 
Fields, who was the highest ranked CIAA player at 13, is the reigning CIAA Defensive Player of the Year. He finished last season with 117 tackles, including nine for a loss, en route to receiving an All-American nod. As a sophomore, the now senior linebacker tallied 81 tackles, 12 for a loss, and 4.5 sacks.

 

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Tuskegee ranked No. 24 in AFCA Preseason Top 25 Poll

WACO, TX–Tuskegee University, the defending SIAC Football Champions, will open up the season as the 24th ranked team in the nation, as the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Preseason Top 25 poll was released today.

 

The Golden Tigers received 124 votes to earn the ranking and will open its 2013 season on September 7 against Alabama A&M at the Louis Crews Classic in Huntsville, Ala.

 

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11 SIAC Teams in 11 Days: Miles College Golden Bears

Miles CollegeMiles was in the driver’s seat of the SIAC for the first nine weeks of the season, until hopes of defending the SIAC championships were diminished by Tuskegee in the final week of the season resulting from a 27-17 loss to the eventual SIAC Champions. As a consolation prize, the Golden Bears earned its first playoff berth in school history, where the team suffered a disappointing loss to West Alabama. Once again, Miles will be a heavy favorite to return to Atlanta for the SIAC Championship game and the Division II playoffs. While the task will be daunting, veteran head coach Reginald Ruffin will have his team up for the challenge in every phase of the game.

“Everything is all about finishing, and we did not finish the game against Tuskegee. That’s what we harped on,” said Miles College head coach Reginald Ruffin. “We have to execute and finish.”

 

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Paine To Play Home Games at Lucy Laney Stadium

rp_primary_Greg_Ruffin,_Paine_College_Football_CoachAUGUSTA, Ga. – After a 51-year hiatus from football, Lions fans and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) will again get the chance to witness Paine College football starting in October. The Paine College Athletics Department has announced that the team will play each of their four club games this season at nearby Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium.

 

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