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