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

 


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


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.

 


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 Launches Free Mobile App Featuring Original Series, Theatrical Films, Premier Boxing Champions & More

Now Available in the Apple-App Store and Google Play Store

 

ATLANTA (March 21, 2016) — Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television, today announced the launch of a free mobile app which will allow access to a wide variety of its popular programming anywhere, anytime.

 

The Bounce TV app features full seasons of Bounce TV’s original series, including hit shows Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife and Family Time, blockbuster movies and exciting fights featured in the network’s Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round series.

 

The Bounce TV app is now available for free in the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad and in the Google Play Store for Android phones and tablets.

 

“With millions watching each week, the premiere of Saints and Sinners has driven demand for Bounce TV’s original programming to an all-time high. Despite this record-breaking ratings growth, there are still services like DirecTV and Dish that are behind the times and undervalue African-American consumers by not offering Bounce. The Bounce TV app complements our existing viewership by expanding the network’s available audience base and giving everyone access to our programming,” said Jonathan Katz, Chief Operating Officer of Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV original series available on the new app:

  • • Saints & Sinners – Bounce TV’s new mega-hit drama series centering around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.
  • • 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 this hilarious comedy which follows newlywed, second-chance sweethearts as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family.
  • • Family Time – Popular half-hour sitcom chronicling the relocated-to-the-suburbs Stallworths family, headed by dad Tony (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom.
  • • In The Cut – Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) stars in this comedy series as barber shop owner Jay Weaver who also co-owns a beauty salon with his ex-wife a few doors down; Ken Lawson (The Parkers) plays his illegitimate son who shows up out of the blue one day.
  • • Off The ChainBounce TV’s high-powered stand-up show featuring some of the most hilarious African-American comedians on the scene; Rodney Perry hosts.
  • • One Love – Follows the hysterical adventures of Pastor William (Mark Curry, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) and Carolyn Winters (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Moesha), the first family of Mt. Sinai church.
  • • My Crazy Roommate – Another funny Bounce TV sitcom, this one about two young women from vastly different backgrounds who are forced to live together while on a crusade to find fame and fortune in Hollywood; Laila Odom and Brittany Richards star.

 

Episodes of popular game shows The Newlywed Game and Catch 21 are also available on the app. Other features include users being able to access the network’s programming schedule and set calendar reminders so as not to miss favorite shows, movies and events. The app also provides Bounce TV’s network local channel information for wherever the user is at the time.

 

Bounce TV 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


Saints & Sinners Reaches 1.5 Million Viewers in Second Episode Premiere Telecasts, 15% Increase over Series Debut Sets New Bounce TV Record for Viewership

Bounce TV to World Premiere “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Music Video

By Superstars Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi Sunday, March 20 at 8:55 p.m. (ET),

Haddon Guest Stars in All New Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m.

 

ATLANTA (March 16, 2016) – The second episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sunday, March 13 combined to deliver the most-viewers in the network’s history, reaching 1.5 million unduplicated viewers, an increase of 15% over last week’s series debut.

 

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. In addition to viewership gains, the 9:00 p.m. Saints & Sinners increased time-period average over last week’s premiere and recorded a total audience peak of 728,000 Persons 2+, up nearly 10%. The show helped drive Bounce TV to its most-watched Sunday Primetime ever. Saints & Sinners was in the top 20 among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of Women 25-54, beating Lifetime, Oxygen WE tv, OWN and others during the 9:00 p.m. telecast.

 

Other viewership highlights include Bounce TV ranking fourth among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night, behind only AMC (The Walking Dead), Bravo (Real Housewives) and CNN (Democratic Presidential Debate). For the second consecutive Sunday night, Bounce TV again beat BET overall, including in African-American Households (+6%), Adults 18-49 (+34%), Women 18-49 (+30%), A25-54 (+42%), W25-54 (+37%) and P2+ (+24%). Bounce TV walloped TVOne by triple digits across the board on Sunday night.

 

At 8:55 p.m. Sunday night March 20, Bounce TV will world premiere the music video of the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” performed by two superstars joining forces: Gospel phenom Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the enormously-popular hip hop duo Outkast. The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 out March 25 via all digital retailers. Haddon then guest stars in an all-new Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m. ET. In the episode, ulterior motives come into focus as ruthless ambition and secret alliances continue to blur the line between who is a saint and who is a sinner.

 

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 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 3/13/16 & 3/6/16 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

 


Newest Family Time Episode Becomes Bounce TV’s Most-Watched Original Series Telecast Ever Among Key Demos

ATLANTA (Nov. 19, 2015) – The latest episode of the Bounce TV original series Family Time has become the network’s most-watched original series telecast ever among key demographic audiences.

 

The Family Time season three, episode seven premiere telecast on Tues. Nov. 17 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered 261K Persons 25-54, an increase of +48% over the season premiere, and 225K P18-49, a gain of +42% — both network records for an original series. The telecast also delivered original series highs in Women 25-54 (161K) and W18-49 (127K).

 

Season three of Family Time has been bucking television trends by consistently growing in audience and popularity every week, with new episodes premiering on Bounce TV Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).   The show 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).

 

The new record-setting episode centered around the Stallworths renting out rooms in their house temporarily to make some extra money, only to find themselves in a few tricky situations. GRAMMY Award®-winning artist, songwriter, actress Michelle Williams guest starred in the episode as an undercover FBI agent posing as a renter. The episode encores Nov. 22 (11:00 a.m.) and

Nov. 23 (9:00 p.m.) All times Eastern.

 

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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of 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 | Live + Same Day Data | Tuesday, November 17, 2015 vs. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 9p-9:30p

 

 

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

 


October Becomes Most-Watched Month in Bounce TV’s History

ATLANTA (Nov. 3, 2015) – Bounce TV — the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences – continued its ratings surge in the just-completed October ratings period with the month becoming the network’s most-watched ever among Persons 25-54.

 

Bounce TV posted significant double-digit increases in both Primetime and Total Day vs. a year ago:

Prime:

Households              186K, +23%

Persons 18-49           101K, +29%

P25-54                        118K, +27%

P2+                             268K, +28%

 

Total Day:

HHs                            148K, +25%

P18-49                        73K, +26%

P25-54                        84K, +18%

P2+                             205K, +29%

 

Among African-American skewing networks, Bounce TV beat BET multiple times throughout the month while trouncing TV One. Bounce TV beat BET in Total Day delivery seven times in P18+, four times among P25-54 and twice among P2+. Bounce TV swamped TV One in Total Day in HHs every day of the 28-day October ratings period, as well as 23 times in P18-49, 19 times in W18-49, 26 times in P25-54, 25 times in W25-54 and 28 times in P2+

 

Helping fuel Bounce TV’s strong monthly performance was the return of the network’s hit original series Family Time. Season three of Family Time debuted on Oct. 6 and has become Bounce TV’s most-watched original series to date. The Family Time season three, episode four premiere telecast (Tues. Oct. 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET) became the show’s most-watched telecast ever, delivering 286,000 Households — an increase of 8% vs. the previous episode’s premiere telecast and 9% over season three to date. New season three episodes of Family Time debut on Bounce TV Tuesday nights 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. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of 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 | Live + Same Day Data | Measurements: Oct’15 (09/28/15-10/25/15) & Oct’14 (09/29/14-10/26/14)

 

 

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


Family Time Viewership Grows for Fourth Consecutive Week, Season Three Episode Four Premiere Becomes Show’s Most-Watched Episode to Date

ATLANTA (Oct. 29, 2015) – A network show growing in viewership week over week in its third season is extremely rare in television.

Bounce TV — the fastest-growing African-American network on television which airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage – is seeing that happen as the first four episodes of its original sitcom Family Time have now each posted viewership gains over the episode the week prior.

 

The Family Time season three, episode four premiere telecast (Tues. Oct. 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET) became the show’s most-watched telecast ever, delivering 286,000 Households — an increase of 8% vs. the previous episode’s premiere telecast and 9% over season three to date. The show also delivered 440,000 total viewers.

 

The telecast also racked up increases in key demos including Adults 18-34 (+42%), A18-54 (+12%), Women 18-34 (+43%), W18-49 (+21%) and Men 18-34 (+38%) over the episode three premiere on Oct. 13.

 

Family Time also helped fuel Bounce TV’s strong Primetime viewership on Tuesday night, which outperformed TVOne by double-and-triple digits among HHs (+94%), P18-49 (+100%), W18-49 (+187%), P25-54 (+46%), W25-54 (+97%) and P2+ (+139%).

 

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).

 

New season three episodes of Family Time debut on Bounce TV Tuesday nights 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. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of 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 10/6-10/27| Tue 9-9:30p | Tues 7-11p

 

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


Family Time Viewership Grows for Third Consecutive Week, Season Three Episode Three Premiere Telecast Becomes Show’s Most-Watched Episode to Date

ATLANTA (Oct. 22, 2015) – New season three episodes of the Bounce TV Original Series Family Time have grown audience for third consecutive week.

 

The season three third episode premiere telecast on Tues. Oct. 20 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered the show’s most-watched telecast ever among Households (264K) and total viewers (445K) as well as among other key demos. The telecast delivered increases over the episode two premiere on Oct. 13 in key demos including Adults 18-49 (+30%), A25-54 (+18%), W18-49 (+34%), W25-54 (+8%), M18-34 (+30%), M18-49 (+24%), M25-54 (+35%). Family Time’s episode two premiere telecast had posted gains over the season three premiere episode the week prior, meaning that the show has posted viewership gains for three consecutive weeks.

 

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).

 

New season three episodes of Family Time debut on Bounce TV Tuesday nights 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. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of 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

 

 

 

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

 


Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder To Serve as Guest Analyst for Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round On Bounce TV This Fri. Oct. 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Rocky & Rocky II Double-Feature Leads into Exciting Night of Fights

 

 

ATLANTA (October 28, 2015) Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed will be on the undercard of the next Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) – The Next Round on Bounce TV this Friday night, October 30 and current WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder will help call the action.

 

A 10-round heavyweight clash between Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) and Malik “King” Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs) will headline PBC – The Next Round on Bounce TV, also streamed live at BounceTV.com, beginning at 9 p.m. (ET) live from The Venue at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. Heavyweight champion Wilder will serve as guest on-air analyst joining announcers Fran Charles, Austin “No Doubt” Trout and Kevin Cunningham.

 

To lead into PBC – The Next Round, Bounce TV has scheduled a Hollywood heavyweight double-feature of Rocky and Rocky II. At 5:00 p.m., it’s Sylvester Stallone’s Academy Award®-winning original that sent the Italian Stallion to his date with destiny. Rocky II – and the epic rematch that neither boxer wanted at the end of their first fight – follows at 7:00 p.m. Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith and Burt Young co-star in both motion pictures.

 

In the co-main event of PBC – The Next Round, undefeated super lightweights Lydell Rhodes (23-0-1, 11 KOs) and Sergey Lipinets (7-0, 6 KOs) will meet in a 10-round bout. PBC – The Next Round begins with two more undefeated prospects as Javontae Starks (13-0, 7 KOs) and Samuel “El Macho” Figueroa (9-0, 4 KOs) square off in eight rounds of welterweight action.

 

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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of 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 Viewership Grows Again in Week Two

ATLANTA (Oct. 15, 2015) – A television series increasing viewership season-over-season and episode-over-episode is rare.

The Bounce TV Original Series Family Time has done just that – again.

The second episode of the show’s new season three premiered on Tues. Oct. 13 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and delivered 258K Households, an increase of +9% over last week’s* third season premiere, as well as delivered 330K Persons 2+, up +6%.  These are increases over the gains of Family Time’s season three premiere last week, which more than doubled (237K, + 104%) the Households delivered in its season two premiere.**

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).

 

New season three episodes of Family Time debut on Bounce TV Tuesday nights 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.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of 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

*Oct. 6, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET

**Oct. 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m. ET


Season Three Premiere of Family Time Doubles Delivery of Season Two Premiere

ATLANTA (Oct. 8. 2015) – A television series increasing viewership season-over-season is rare.

 

For the third consecutive season, the Bounce TV Original Series Family Time has done just that.

 

The third season premiere of Family Time more than doubled the Households and increased all key demographic delivery over its season two premiere last year.

 

Family Time’s season three premiere on Tues. Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered 237K Households, an increase of 104% over the series’ S2 premiere on Oct. 14, 2014. The S3 premiere telecast also delivered 158K Adults 18-49 (+ 31%), 176K A25-54 (+50%) and 311K Total Viewers.

 

Family Time’s season two premiere also increased HHs and key demos over the show’s first season.

 

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, Love That Girl) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

New season three episodes of Family Time debut on Bounce TV Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the digital 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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of 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

 

 

 

 

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


HEAVYWEIGHTS TONY THOMPSON & MALIK SCOTT COLLIDE AS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS – THE NEXT ROUND ON BOUNCE TV RETURNS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 9 P.M. ET FROM THE VENUE AT UCF IN ORLANDO

 

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Plus Two Contests Between Undefeated Prospects:

Lydell Rhodes Battles Sergey Lipinets and Javontae Starks Takes On Samuel Figueroa

  

ATLANTA (October 8, 2015) A heavyweight clash between Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) and Malik “King” Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs) will headline Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) – The Next Round on Bounce TV and BounceTV.com on Friday, October 30 from The Venue at UCF, located behind the CFE Arena in Orlando, Fla.

 

The 10-round heavyweight battle will anchor televised coverage also streamed live beginning at 9 p.m. ET and is the third installment of PBC – The Next Round on Bounce TV. The first two PBC on Bounce TV fight cards, held on August 2 and September 18 respectively in nearby Winter Park, Fla.

 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are on sale today at 12 p.m. ET. Tickets are priced at $102, $52 and $27 and can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com. Tickets also available through ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the CFE Arena Box Office.

 

In the co-main event, undefeated super lightweights Lydell Rhodes (23-0-1, 11 KOs) and Sergey Lipinets (7-0, 6 KOs) will meet in a 10-round bout. Televised coverage begins with more undefeated prospects as Javontae Starks (13-0, 7 KOs) and Samuel “El Macho” Figueroa (9-0, 4 KOs) square off in eight rounds of welterweight action.

 

“It’s great to be fighting on PBC on Bounce in a heavyweight fight like this,” said Thompson. “I’m not looking past Malik Scott because he’s an experienced and crafty fighter. I think most fighters will stay away from a style like Malik’s but everyone knows I will fight anyone.  I’ll be looking to make a statement against him by pressing the action and keeping him out of his comfort zone.”

 

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity and ready to put on a great performance,” said Scott. “It was exactly one year ago on this date, October 30, that I went to Australia and beat Alex Leapai and I look forward to getting in the ring and putting on a show against Tony Thompson. Tony is a world-class fighter and a victory over him will lead to bigger and better things for me.”

 

One of the most experienced fighters in the heavyweight division, Thompson, has twice challenged Wladimir Klitschko in his 15-year career. Born in Silver Spring, Maryland but fighting out of Washington, D.C., Thompson comes off of a victory over Odlanier Solis in February, his second over the heavyweight contender since 2014. He also owns a pair of victories over heralded heavyweight David Price, whom he stopped twice fighting in his opponent’s home country.

 

 

 

An accomplished heavyweight from Philadelphia, Scott has also fought professionally since 2000 and reeled off 35-straight wins to start his professional career. His most recent victory was perhaps his most impressive as he traveled to Australia and defeated Alex Lepeai. The 34-year-old also owns a final-round stoppage of Bowie Tupou in 2012 and fought undefeated Vyacheslav Glazkov to a draw in 2013.

 

A multi-sport athlete who has competed in both boxing and mixed martial arts professionally, Oklahoma City’s Rhodes looks to remain unbeaten on October 30. The 27-year-old is coming off of a competitive split-draw with Jared Robinson in June. Before that fight, Rhodes recorded four victories in 2014 including triumphs over Miguel Angel Huerta and John Nater.

An accomplished amateur who was born in Kazakhstan but fights out of Russia, Lipinets turned pro in April of last year with a decision victory over Franklin Varela. The 26-year-old has recorded six-straight knockouts since then, with his most recent victories coming over veterans Kendal Mena and Cosme Rivera. Lipinets will fight in the U.S. for the fourth time on October 30.

 

Fighting out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Starks racked up an impressive 98-16 amateur record before turning pro in 2009. The 26-year-old has ramped up the activity since 2014, recording seven victories including wins over Carlos Galvan and Jeremiah Wiggins in 2015.

 

Fresh off a September victory over previously unbeaten Fernando Paliza, the 24-year-old Figueroa makes a quick return to the ring looking to build off of that success. The Puerto Rican-born fighter turned pro in 2011 and recorded stoppage wins in four of his first six fights.

 

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

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television 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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

The Venue at UCF – Managed by Spectra Venue Management, The Venue at UCF is located behind the CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida. The Venue at UCF is home to the UCF Women’s Volleyball team and host to concerts and other attractions in the Central Florida area. Visit www.CFEArena.com for more information.

 

 

Contact:         Jim Weiss, Bounce TV: (770) 672-6504

Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500

Michael Donahue, Premier Boxing Champions: (630) 441-8080

Andre Courtemanche, Warriors Boxing: (954) 302-2462

Lourdes Carrero, Warriors Boxing: Lourdes@warriorsboxing.com

Peyton Jeter, The Venue at UCF: (407) 823-6363

Email for credentials: bigmediabuzz@msn.com


Bounce TV Posts its Best Quarter Ever, September Becomes Most-Watched Month in its History, Newest Original Sitcom In The Cut Becomes #1 Series

Season Three of Family Time Premieres Tues. Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)

 

ATLANTA (Oct. 1, 2015) – Bounce TV — the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences — continued its ratings climb in the third quarter of 2015, setting network records for viewership and the delivery of key targeted demographic audiences in both Primetime and Total Day with September becoming the network’s most-watched month ever. The third quarter was Bounce TV’s fourth consecutive quarter of growth.*

 

3Q15 – Most-Watched Quarter Ever

Prime:

HHs                             201K, +32%

Adults 18-49                99K, +32%

Adults 25-54                109K, +28%

Persons 2+                   271K, +29%

Total Day:

HHs                             153K, +28%

A18-49                                    75K, +21%

A25-54                                    80K, +11%

P2+                              201K, +23%

 

Sept. 2015 – Most-Watched Month Ever

Prime:

HHs                             217K, +29%

A18-49                                    108K, +21%

A25-54                                    116K, +15%

P2+                              289K, +25%

Total Day:

HHs                             160K, +27%

A18-49                                   78K, +24%

A25-54                        80K, +8%

P2+                              202K, +20%

 

Additionally, Bounce TV beat BET multiple times in 3Q15 and September during both Prime and Total Day.

 

In The Cut – Most-Watched Original Series Ever

Helping fuel the network’s strong quarterly performance was the first season of the original series In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Jackee Harry. The show was an instant hit and has become the most-watched original series in Bounce TV’s history, averaging 259K Households, 148K A18-49, 143K A25-54 and 345K Total Viewers across all premiere telecasts.

 

Season three of another hit Bounce TV series, Family Time, starring Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, now takes over In The Cut’s time slot, premiering Tues. Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

Bounce TV airs on the digital 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.

 

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*During Primetime among HH, A25-54 & A18-49. Source: Nielsen L+SD 9/29/14-9/27/15 M-Su 7-11pm

Source: Nielsen | Live + Same Day | Sept’15 (08/31/15-09/27/15) vs. Sept’14 (09/01/14-09/28/14) | 3Q’15 (06/29/15-09/27/15) vs. 3Q’14 (06/30/14-09/28/14)

 

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


Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round Returns to Bounce TV Delivering A Knockout Reaching 1.6 Million Viewers And Increasing Friday Adults 25-54 In Primetime By Over 80%

ATLANTA (Sept. 22, 2015) – Bounce TV’s Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Sept. 18 was a knockout success.

 

The live event and encore reached 1.6 million unique viewers. The premiere telecast averaged 248,000 Households and 335,000 total viewers between 9:00 p.m.-11:45 p.m., with a peak audience of 309,000 Households and 433,000 total viewers. This live telecast also delivered an impressive 164,000 Adults 25-54 (+82% over Bounce TV’s Friday primetime average) and 127,000 A18-49 (+57%).

 

The network also streamed the PBC – The Next Round live on BounceTV.com which saw a usage increase of more than 250% on Friday night. (Click here to watch the telecast.)

 

The latest edition of Bounce TV’s PBC – The Next Round consisted of four exciting fights. The main event saw undefeated welterweight prospect Jamal James (18-0, 9 KOs) win a 10-round unanimous decision over the powerful Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-2, 17 KOs). In the opening fight, Wilky “Silky” Campfort (21-1, 12 KOs) defeated Ronaldo Montes (16-3, 14 KOs) by TKO. The second bout featured undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (12-0, 9 KOs) beating Mexico’s Orlando Lora (31-6-3, 19 KOs) in a hard-fought battle. Willie Jones (5-0, 2 KOs) then defeated Jamal Harris by unanimous decision in the third fight of the night.

 

Fran Charles (NFL Network, MLB Network) called the blow-by-blow action for PBC – The Next Round while former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout provided insight and analysis. Ringside reporting was handled by Dwayne Ballen (CBS Sports, Fox Sports) and middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero.

 

PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, took place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The series showcases the sport’s future stars and champions.

 

PBC – The Next Round returns Fri. Oct. 30 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) with the schedule of fights to be announced shortly.

 

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

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television 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 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

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Source: Nielsen L+SD 9/18/15 9pm-2:36am. Google Analytics 9/18/15 vs. 9/17/15.

 

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

Bounce TV Posts its Best Week Ever, Again Beats BET on Multiple Days

ATLANTA (Sept. 16, 2015) – Last week was the most-watched week in Bounce TV history during both Prime and Total Day, with the nation’s fastest-growing television network for African Americans again beating BET several days within the week.

 

During the week of 9/7/15-9/13/15 in Prime*, Bounce TV delivered network records of 246K Households, 336K Total Viewers, 132K Adults 18-49 and 139K A25-54. In Total Day, Bounce TV delivered 178K HHs and 95K A18-49, also network highs to date.

 

Bounce TV also once again out-performed BET several days during the week:

Prime

9/10/15 – Households (Bounce TV 214K vs. BET 211K)

9/13/15 – Total Viewers (Bounce TV 471K vs. BET 419K)

Total Day

9/8/15 – HHs (Bounce TV 155K vs. BET 154K) and Total Viewers (Bounce TV 196K vs. BET 192K)

9/10/15 – HHs (Bounce TV 170K vs. BET 162K) and Total Viewers (Bounce TV 194K vs. BET 186K)

9/13/15 – Total Viewers (Bounce TV 309K vs. BET 301K)

 

Bounce TV’s original programming has also been surging. The network’s newest original series In The Cut (Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET) has become the most-watched original series in Bounce TV’s history to date. The series premiere of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV was also a knockout success; PBC: The Next Round returns with another exciting line-up of live fights this Friday, Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET, also live streamed at BounceTV.com. The popular series Family Time returns for season three Oct. 6.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television 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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

*7:00-11:00 p.m. ET
Source: Nielsen L+SD 6a-6a & 7-11p 9/7-9/13/15.

 

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

 


In The Cut Viewership Explodes in Week Two, Second Episode & Series Become Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History

ATLANTA (Sept. 3, 2015) – Joining Empire in the rare company of television series that increased ratings from week one to week two, the second episode of the new Bounce TV Original Series In The Cut increased viewership tremendously over its series premiere episode to become Bounce TV’s most-watched original series telecast to date. The explosion in viewership has driven In The Cut to become the most-watched original series in Bounce TV’s history to date.

 

The second episode premiere telecast of In The Cut on Tues. Sept. 1 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered: 298K Households (+28% vs. series premiere telecast), 208K Adults 18-49 (+21%), 185K Adults 25-54 (+35%) and 458,000 Total Viewers (+49%) – all new records for a Bounce TV Original series telecast, edging out the hit show Mann & Wife.

 

In The Cut is now the most-watched original series in Bounce TV history averaging: 266K Households, 190K Adults 18-49, 161K Adults 25-54 and 383K Persons 2+.

 

In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and also features Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister) and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy). The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall in San Diego and spends most of his time working in his barbershop, Jay’s Chop Shop. Jay also co-owns a beauty salon a few doors away – Nadine’s Shop – named for his ex-wife (Harry) who still runs it. One day, a young man named Kenny Clark (Lawson) shows up out of nowhere claiming to be Jay’s 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny sticks around and begins to take on a role in the family business as he and Jay start to bond. Jay’s long-time sidekick Clevon “Smitty” Smith (Jones) also works at the barber shop and adds to the comedy — as well as the occasional drama — that comes into their lives.

 

In The Cut was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs, both of whom produce the current Bounce TV hit original series Family Time. New episodes of In The Cut premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television 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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

*Source: Nielsen | Live +SD | 09/01/2015, 9-9:30pm

 

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

 


In The Cut Becomes Bounce TV’s #1 Series Premiere Ever in A18-49

ATLANTA (Aug. 27, 2015) – The premiere of the new Bounce TV Original Series In The Cut has become the network’s number one series premiere in the delivery of Adults 18-49 to date while also posting strong numbers and increases across the board.

 

In The Cut’s series premiere telecast on Tues. Aug. 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered 172,000 Adults 18-49, which more than doubled (+102%) the time period average* and edged out Bounce TV’s premiere of Off The Chain: Rodney Perry as the network’s previous number one premiere in the key demographic. In The Cut’s successful debut also delivered:

• 233,000 Households (+42% over the time period average*)

• 308,000 Persons 2+ (+53%)

• 137,000 A25-54 (+46%)

 

In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and also features Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister) and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy). The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall in San Diego and spends most of his time working in his barbershop, Jay’s Chop Shop. Jay also co-owns a beauty salon a few doors away – Nadine’s Shop – named for his ex-wife (Harry) who still runs it. One day, a young man named Kenny Clark (Lawson) shows up out of nowhere claiming to be Jay’s 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny sticks around and begins to take on a role in the family business as he and Jay start to bond. Jay’s long-time sidekick Clevon “Smitty” Smith (Jones) also works at the barber shop and adds to the comedy — as well as the occasional drama — that comes into their lives.

 

The series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs, both of whom produce the current Bounce TV hit original series Family Time. Evans also produced the hit series Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show.

 

New episodes of In The Cut premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET). The third season of Family Time, starring Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, will premiere Tues. Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), taking over the In The Cut time period.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television 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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD 8/25/15 vs. 7/28-8/18/15.

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

 


PBC – The Next Round Returns To Bounce TV and BounceTV.com Fri. Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET From Full Sail Live At Full Sail University In Winter Park, Fla.

Main Event Features Middleweight Brawlers Fernando Guerrero and Caleb Truax

 

Co-Main is Exciting Welterweights Jamal James & Juan Carlos Abreu Plus Undefeated Rising Star Erickson Lubin Takes On Mexico’s Orlando Lora

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) Hosts Live Telecast, Fran Charles (MLB Network, NFL Network) Calls Blow-by-Blow,
Austin Trout Provides Analysis

 

ATLANTA (August 21, 2015) – Exciting middleweights Fernando Guerrero (27-3, 19 KOs) and Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-2-2,15 KOs) collide in a 10-round main event as Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round returns to Bounce TV, with live streaming on BounceTV.com, on Friday, Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

In the co-main event, undefeated welterweight prospect Jamal James (17- 0, 9 KOs) takes on the powerful Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs). The opening fight pits undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (11-0, 8 KOs) against Mexico’s Orlando Lora (31-5-3, 19 KOs).

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) will again serve as host of Bounce TV’s PBC – The Next Round, while Fran Charles (MLB Network, NFL Network) calls the blow-by-blow action, and former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout provides insight and analysis.

 

PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, will take place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The series showcases the sport’s future stars and champions. The series premiere on August 2 was a knockout success, setting a Bounce TV viewership record for a single telecast.

 

Tickets for the live event are on sale now and are priced at $50 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission and can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticket Force by calling (877) 840-0457.

 

In the main event of this PBC – The Next Round, the former world title challenger, Guerrero, is looking to build off of a victory over Abraham Han in April and towards another title fight. Dominican Republic born Guerrero currently fights out of Los Angeles, CA.

 

Born in Osseo, Minnesota, Truax is an experienced veteran who has fought professionally since 2007. Fighting mostly in his home state of Minnesota, he was undefeated in his first 19 pro fights, which earned him a 2012 fight with Jermain Taylor. Truax dropped a tough decision to Taylor, and has since put together a 7-1-1 record. Truax’s only losses have come from world champions and he looks to get back in world title contention with an impressive performance on the PBC – The Next Round.

 

In the co-main event, a tall welterweight at 6’ 2”, James is undefeated as a professional. Fighting out of Minneapolis, he has already been victorious twice in 2015, but faces the biggest test of his career when he faces Abreu on September 18th.

 

Abreu has developed a reputation as a knockout artist, having finished ten of his last 12 opponents inside the distance. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native has taken down previously unbeaten fighters Miguel Taveras, Abraham Peralta and Puro Pairol in his five-year career.

 

As the opening battle of the PBC – The Next Round, a highly-regarded prospect with an exciting style, the 19-year-old Lubin has burst onto the scene looking to engage and finish opponents early. Since November 2014, he had 2 first-round knockouts and outclassed 2 experienced veterans. He will be fighting just outside of his hometown of Orlando, Florida when he takes on Lora on September 18.

 

Fighting out of Sinaloa, Mexico, Lora looks to make it three straight victories in 2015 when he takes on Lubin. Having faced world champions such as Keith Thurman and Paulie Malignaggi, the well-tested Lora will hope to take Lubin into deep waters when they square-off.

 

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

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television 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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

Contact:
Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142
Swanson Communications:  (202) 783-5500
Michael Donahue, Premier Boxing Champions:  (630) 441-8080
Andre Courtemanche, Warriors Boxing:  (954) 302-2462
Lourdes Carrero, Warriors Boxing:  Lourdes@warriorsboxing.com
Casey Tanous, Full Sail University:  (407)-310-2497
Email for credentials:  bigmediabuzz@msn.com


Bounce TV to Launch New Original Series In The Cut Tues. Aug. 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)

New Sitcom Stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) and Ken Lawson (The Parkers), Features Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister), Bentley Kyle Evans (Family Time, The Jamie Foxx Show) Executive Produces

 

Family Time Season Three Takes Over Time Slot Oct. 6

 

ATLANTA (Aug. 19, 2015) – Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation’s fastest-growing television network for African Americans, will launch a new original series In The Cut – a half-hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (Family Time, The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) – in a special six-week summer series run Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. starting Aug. 25.

 

In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and also features Jackée Harry (Sister, Sister) and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) along with special guest stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, (Shameless), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) and Chastity Dotson (Single Ladies).

 

The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall in San Diego and spends most of his time working in his barbershop, Jay’s Chop Shop. Jay also co-owns a beauty salon a few doors away – Nadine’s Shop – named for his ex-wife (Harry) who still runs it. One day, a young man named Kenny Clark (Lawson) shows up out of nowhere claiming to be Jay’s 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny sticks around and begins to take on a role in the family business as he and Jay start to bond. Jay’s long-time sidekick Clevon “Smitty” Smith (Jones) also works at the barber shop and adds to the comedy — as well as the occasional drama — that comes into their lives.

 

The series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs, both of whom produce the current Bounce TV hit original series Family Time. Evans also produced the hit series Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show and both he and Gumbs produced Love That Girl. The third season of Family Time, starring Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, will premiere on Bounce Tues. Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), taking over the In The Cut time period.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

Bounce TV 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 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top African American television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III.

 


Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV Reaches 1.6 Million Viewers in “Smashing Debut”

Most Viewers Reached by a Single Telecast in Bounce TV History

 

ATLANTA (Aug. 5, 2015) – The series premiere of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV on Aug. 2 was a knockout success.

 

The live event set a Bounce TV record for a single telecast in reaching 1.6 million unique viewers. The telecast averaged 333,000 Households and 459,000 total viewers between 9:00 p.m.-12:15 a.m., with a peak audience of 444,000 Households and 667,000 total viewers. This live telecast also delivered 255,000 Adults 25-54 and 195,000 A18-49.

 

Bounce TV aired an immediate encore of PBC – The Next Round after the live event and the two telecasts combined reached nearly two million unique viewers.

 

The network also streamed the PBC – The Next Round live on BounceTV.com which saw a usage increase of more than 300% on Sunday night. (Click here to watch the telecast.)

 

Bounce TV’s debut of PBC – The Next Round was also met with glowing media reviews, including: “Smashing debut” (Bleacher Report) and “The debut of PBC: The Next Round on Bounce TV was a success” (USA Today).

 

The inaugural PBC – The Next Round consisted of three exciting fights. The main event saw Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) defeat Rau’shee Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) in a close, 12-round split decision to retain his Bantamweight Title.

 

In the first bout of a four-man super welterweight tournament, John Jackson (20-2, 15 KOs) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Dennis Laurente (49-6, 30 KOs). The second tournament bout featured a hard-hitting fight in which Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) defeated Yudel Jhonson. The winners of this tournament, Cota and Jackson, will fight on PBC – The Next Round on Bounce TV in November.

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) hosted PBC – The Next Round, Fran Charles (NFL Network, MLB Network) called the blow-by-blow action and former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout provided insight and analysis.

 

PBC – The Next Round returns Fri. Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) with the schedule of fights to be announced shortly.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television 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 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 8/2/15 9p-3:30am. Google Analytics 8/2/15 vs. 8/1/15.

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


World Bantamweight Championship Fight Headlines Debut of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV Sun. Aug. 2 at 9:00 pm (ET)

World Bantamweight Championship Fight Headlines Debut of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV Sun. Aug. 2 at 9:00 pm (ET)

 

PBC – The Next Round Live from Orlando Features World Title Fight Between Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0)

 

Plus Junior Middleweight WBC Four-Man Tournament: Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Jhonson (17-1, 9 KOs) vs Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs) & Olympian John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) vs Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs)

 

ATLANTA (July 2, 2015) -– Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) comes to Bounce TV on Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), with the debut of the new monthly series, PBC – The Next Round, which will showcase the sport’s future stars and potential champions.

 

The main event for the series premiere of PBC – The Next Round will be a 12-round World Bantamweight Championship fight between Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0, 8 KOs) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0, 4 KOs). Both fighters are Olympians – Payano for the Dominican Republic and Cincinnati southpaw Warren, a three-time Olympian for the United States. Each fighter brings an undefeated record to the battle for the title.

 

The co-feature is a two-fight, WBC Tournament in the Junior Middleweight division: A 10-round match of Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Johnson (17-1, 9 KOs) taking on the knockout machine Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs), plus 10 rounds of Olympian John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) battling Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs). The winners of the two bouts will face-off on a date to be announced soon.

 

PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, will take place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.

 

Bounce TV is free on the digital broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

Ambassador Young and Martin Luther King III are among the founders of Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and the #2 most-watched AA network. Bounce TV 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 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss  (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com
Michael Donahue, Premier Boxing Champions:  (630) 441-8080
Swanson Communications:  (202) 783-5500

 


Bounce TV Posts its Most-Watched Quarter Ever in Second Quarter 2015

June Becomes Network’s Strongest Month to Date, Season One of Original Series Mann & Wife Helps Fuel Growth

 

ATLANTA (July 1, 2015) – Bounce TV — the nation’s first-ever and fast-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences – continued its ratings surge in the just-completed second quarter of 2015, setting network records for viewership and the delivery of key targeted demographic audiences in both Primetime and Total Day with June becoming the network’s most-watched month ever.

 

In the new record-setting quarter, Bounce TV posted double-digit Primetime gains of:

• +17% in Households (179K vs. 153K)

• +14% in A18-49 (90K vs. 79K)

• +11% in A25-54 (98K vs. 88K)

• +14% in Persons 2+ (246K vs. 216K)

 

The network also racked up increases in Total Day among HHs (+12%, 140K vs. 125K) and P2+ (+8%, 192K vs. 178K.)

 

June 2015 is now the network’s most-watched ever, with Prime increases of +32% in HHs (208K vs. 158K), 38% in A18-49 (106K vs. 77K), +39% in A25-54 (117K vs. 84K) and 34% in P2+ (294K vs. 220K.) Double-digit Total Day increases for June 2015 were led by +24% in HHs (157K vs. 127K) and +26% in P2 (223K vs. 177K.)

 

Helping fuel the network’s strong quarterly performance was the first season of the original series Mann & Wife starring David and Tamela Mann. The show was a smash hit, delivering more than 6.2 million viewers and 4.0 million homes across all plays in its first season on the air.

 

Mann & Wife was very successful in delivering Bounce TV’s targeted audience of African Americans (AA), with premiere episodes outperforming the previous four-week time period average by +77% in AA HHs, +102% in P2+, +98% A25-54 and +158% A18-49. Each of the ten premiere episodes of Mann & Wife were in the top 10 among AA Adults 18-49 when included among all ad-supported cable networks Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched among all AA networks. The network airs on the digital 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 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Mr. King III and Ambassador Young.

 

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data, Total Day (Mon-Su 6a-6a & Mon-Su 7p-11p), 2Q15: 03/30/15-06/28/15 vs. 2Q14: 03/31/14-06/29/14.

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data, Total Day (Mon-Su 6a-6a & Mon-Su 7p-11p), June 2015: 06/01/15-06/28/15 vs. June 2014: 05/26/14-06/29/14.

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Andrew Young and Bounce TV Announce Support of Charter Communications’ Pending Transactions With Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks

ATLANTA (June 25, 2015) -– Ambassador Andrew Young, co-founder of Bounce TV – the first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans – today gave the network’s support to the pending merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable and Charter’s pending acquisition of Bright House Networks.

 

“We support Charter Communications’ pending transactions with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Charter has long been a strong supporter of minority-owned networks like Bounce TV and we believe that these transactions are in the public interest and will be beneficial to Bounce TV viewers, African Americans and all ethnicities,” said
Ambassador Young. “We are thrilled that New Charter will make the offerings of Time Warner Cable and Bright House more diverse and richer for the more than 14 million African-American television households in the United States that are grossly underserved on television.”

 

Ambassador Young and Martin Luther King III are among the founders of Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and the #2 most-watched AA network. Bounce TV airs on the digital 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 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss  (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Acquires Rights to The Bernie Mac Show, To Air Series Weeknights 8:00-9:00 pm (ET) Starting June 1

ATLANTA (May 28, 2015) – Bouncetv.com — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — has licensed the broadcast television rights to all five seasons and 104 episodes of the Peabody and EMMY award-winning sitcom The Bernie Mac Show in a multi-year agreement with Twentieth Television announced today.

 

Bounce TV will air the The Bernie Mac Show Monday-Friday with back-to-back episodes from 8:00-9:00 pm (ET) beginning June first. The sitcom joins The Hughleys (7:00-8:00pm) and The Parent ‘Hood (6:00-7:00 pm) in Bounce TV’s early evening line-up.

 

In the series, Bernie Mac stars as a famous stand-up comedian living large in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Wanda (Kellita Smith). However, their world changes when they suddenly must take custody of his sister’s three children when she is ordered into rehab. The critically-acclaimed show, loosely based on Mac’s stand-up comedy act, was a mainstay on FOX from 2001-2006. Mac’s character being a celebrity allowed for a who’s who of stars to make guest appearances on the show including Chris Rock, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Charles Barkley, Snoop Dog and Ice Cube. The series was created by Larry Wilmore, now the host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched among all AA networks. The network airs on the digital 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 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Unveils 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate:

Renews Hit Comedy Mann & Wife for Second Season,

 

Announces Plans to Produce its First Drama Series,

 

Orders More Family Time and Off The Chain,

 

Readies to Enter the Ring with Premiere Boxing Champions

 

ATLANTA (May 7, 2015) – Bounce TV — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — today announced its original programming plans for the 2015-16 upfront season. The network:

 

• Has renewed its new hit comedy series Mann & Wife for a second season.            Season one of Mann & Wife is airing now and has become the most watched            original series in Bounce TV history to date.

• Will produce its first-ever drama series, called Saints & Sinners (Working Title.)            In the vein of current hit shows like Empire and Scandal, Saints & Sinners will            center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption,            and murder – all set against backdrop of a large southern church.

• Has ordered a third season of the popular sitcom Family Time.

• Renewed its stand-up comedy series Off The Chain for season four.

• Will televise live boxing events of the new Premier Boxing Champions (PBC)            series starting in July with PBC The Next Round.

 

“Bounce TV has two hit sitcoms and we believe the time has come to enter the drama arena. We’re very excited about Saints & Sinners,” commented Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, Elverage Allen. “We continue to expand our original programming line-up to offer marketing partners fresh and engaging new programming that our loyal and dedicated viewers will love. Our originals have been helping to fuel Bounce TV’s record-setting ratings and viewership growth which combines with our exclusive and unduplicated reach to make the network a must-buy for brands seeking to reach the African American consumer.”

 

Mann & Wife is a Smash Hit
Mann & Wife premiered on April 7 and has quickly become the network’s most-watched original series ever. 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 newlywed, 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 new 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 one episodes of Mann & Wife are currently premiering Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT. Season two will debut in the spring of 2016.

 

Expansion into Drama
Following up on the success of scripted comedy, Bounce TV is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will explore the complexities of a small Baptist church as the pastor and his family are faced with saving their own souls when ambition, greed, and pride threaten the business of saving others. The series is a partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking) and is currently in development. Premieres 2016.

 

Time for more Family Time
The second season of Family Time was a ratings hit last fall and Bounce TV will reunite viewers with the Stallworth family for a third 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, Love That Girl) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl). The ten-episode third season goes into production this month and will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2015.

 

More Off The Chain on the air
Bounce TV will bring back Off The Chain, 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 which will premiere in 2016.

 

Bouncing into The Boxing Ring
Bounce TV’s multi-year deal to televise live boxing events of the new Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series hits in July when the network debuts PBC The Next Round, a monthly series live boxing events featuring the most exciting prospects in the sport and boxing’s future stars. The schedule of fights and on-air talent will be announced shortly. Bounce TV joins NBC Sports Group, CBS Sports, ESPN and SPIKE TV as television partners for The Premier Boxing Champions series.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched* among all AA networks. The network airs on the digital 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 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD (12/29/14-3/29/15)

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Announces 17-City “Off The Chain Live!” Comedy Tour Based on the Network’s Popular Stand-Up Comedy Series

OTC Series Host Rodney Perry to Headline All Performances, Tour Kicks-off April 29 in Charlotte

 

ATLANTA (April 28, 2015) – Bounce TV — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — today announced a 17-city comedy tour called Off The Chain! which is based on its’ popular stand-up comedy series Off The Chain.

 

Off The Chain is Bounce TV’s family-friendly comedy show featuring some of the most hilarious African-American comedians on the stand-up scene.

 

Off The Chain series host Rodney Perry will headline all of the Off The Chain Live! performances. Perry is a popular comedian who has opened for such top comics as George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. Before becoming host of Off The Chain, he served as the co-host of The Mo’Nique Show on BET, host of the Who’s Got Jokes series and also starred in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.

 

Comedians Lav Luv and Kiana Dancie will perform as part of the tour with Luv serving as MC for all shows. Luv beat out over 200 fellow comedians to win Bill Bellamy’s “Who Got Jokes” series in 2008 and went on to tour with such top comedians as Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker and Bellamy. Dancie was also featured in Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes?” show and appeared in season two of Off The Chain. She has shared the stage with the Oscar®-winning comedic actress Mo’Nique, Rodney Perry, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Katt Williams and many other comedy greats. Two local comics from each city will also appear on the bill.

 

The comedians will do local media interviews as well as visit and appear on local Bounce TV affiliates as part of the tour.

 

The Off The Chain Live! Tour 2015 schedule:
April 29 Charlotte NC Comedy Zone
April 30, May 1-2 Columbia SC Comedy House
June 3 Birmingham AL Stardome
June 6 Atlanta GA Karma Bistro
June 18 Jacksonville FL Comedy Club of Jacksonville
June 19 Savannah GA Odyssey
June 21 Tallahassee FL Top Flight
June 25-27 Chicago IL Jokes & Notes
June 28 Detroit MI Masonic Temple
July 2 Syracuse NY Funnybone
July 3 Rochester NY Comedy Factory
July 15 Philadelphia PA Warmdaddy’s
July 16 Washington DC Martini’s
July 17-18 Baltimore MD Comedy Factory
July 30 Memphis TN Chuckles
July 31, Aug. 1 Chattanooga TN Comedy Catch
Aug. 2 Nashville TN Zanies

 

About Bounce TV
Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched among all AA networks. The network airs on the digital signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Mann & Wife Viewership Grows in Week Two,

Second Episode Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History

 

ATLANTA (April 16, 2015) – Joining Empire in the rare company of television series that increased ratings from week one to week two, the second episode of the new Bounce TV Original Series Mann & Wife increased viewership over its series premiere episode to become Bounce TV’s most-watched original to date.

 

The second episode premiere telecast of Mann & Wife on Tues. April 14 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered: 268K Households (+3% vs. series premiere*), 168K Adults 25-54 (+35%) and 127K Women 25-54 (+35%). Mann & Wife has reached 1.3 Million Total Viewers P2+ across its two timeslots to date.

 

As impressive is Mann & Wife’s growth with its targeted audience of African Americans, as the second episode grew:

• +15% in African-American HHs (241K)

• +55% in AA Adults 25-54 (163K)

• +50% AA Women 25-54 (123K)

 

Mann & Wife’s success is helping to fuel strong primetime gains for Bounce TV. When compared to ad-supported cable networks, Bounce TV was the #8 network in prime time** delivery of African Americans (220K) on Tues. April 14, beating TBS, FX, E!, TV1 and 95 other networks.

 

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 series follows the newlywed, 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 new partner on the police force; JoMarie Payton as Lorraine, Daniel’s overbearing mother and Tiny Lister as Daniel’s Sergeant and boss.

 

New episodes of Mann & Wife premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT on Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV is the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences. It airs on the digital signals of local television stations and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. (Click here to find local channel location.) The rapidly-expanding Bounce TV is the number two most-watched African-American network on television. It continued its ratings surge in the just-completed first quarter of 2015, setting network records for viewership and the delivery of key targeted demographics audiences.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD (04/07/15-04/14/15)

**7:00-11:00 p.m.

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Continues to Rack up Double-Digit Gains, Posts its Strongest Quarter Ever in 1Q15

Bounce TV Furthers Lead as #2 Most-Watched African-American Network,
To Premiere its Biggest Original Series to date – Mann & Wife – on Tues. April 7

 

ATLANTA (April. 2, 2015) — Bounce TV — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences – continued its ratings surge in the just-completed first quarter of 2015, setting network records for viewership and the delivery of key targeted demographics audiences.

 

In 1Q15, Bounce TV posted double-digit gains in households and key sales demos during Total Day with increases of: +15% among Households (133K), +13% in Persons 2+ (174K), +12% in Persons 18+ (155K) and +13% among P25-54 (79K).*

 

Bounce TV furthered its lead as the #2 most-watched African-American network on television, beating TV1 in the quarter by: +22% in HH, +33% in P2+ and +22% in P18+ in Total Day.** Bounce TV outperformed TV1 in Sales Prime for the quarter by +12% in P2+ and +8% in P18+.**

 

Competitively, Bounce TV was a Top 10 network among all ad-supported cable networks in the Today Day delivery of African-American viewers 18+, outperforming such nets as TBS, FX, Bravo, WEtv, Oxygen, E!, VH1, TV1 and over 90 others.

 

Bounce TV’s viewership expansion is continuing at a time when the network is about to debut its newest and biggest original series yet – Mann & Wife – on Tuesday, April 7. The new, family-oriented sitcom Mann & Wife sees real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sparkle) as newly-married husband and wife trying to blend their families together. Vivica A. Fox, JoMarie Payton and Tony Rock co-star. New episodes will premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV founders include Mr. King III, Ambassador Young and sports and entertainment entrepreneur Alan Haymon.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD M-Su 7p-11p 12/29/14-3/29/15 vs. 12/30/13-3/30/14

**Source: Nielsen L+SD M-Su 6a-6a 12/29/14-3/29/15

 

Contact:   Jim Weiss              (770)722-2142            JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV to Broadcast Live Boxing In New Multi-Year Agreement for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC)

PBC The Next Round to Showcase Boxing’s Future Stars, Debuts on Bounce TV in July

 

ATLANTA (Feb. 2, 2015) — Bounce TV has signed a multi-year deal to televise live boxing events of the new Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series, joining an impressive line-up of television networks with long-term agreements to air the PBC series.

 

PBC The Next Round will be a monthly series, with two hours of live boxing featuring the most exciting prospects in the sport and boxing’s future stars. The series will premiere on Bounce TV in July, with a schedule of fights and on-air talent to be announced shortly.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched* among all AA networks. It has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

“This series provides future stars of boxing frequent nationwide exposure on over-the-air television, and will benefit the African-American audience who I believe miss watching this great sport on free TV,” said Mr. King, III.

 

Ambassador Young commented, “Many legendary boxing champions have been heroes to the African American community, whose love of, and passion for, the ‘sweet science’ spans decades. I am thrilled that Bounce TV will take part in this great sport’s return to prominence.”

 

Bounce TV joins NBC Sports Group, CBS Sports and SPIKE TV as television partners for The Premier Boxing Champions series.

 

Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV founders include Mr. King III, Ambassador Young and sports and entertainment entrepreneur Alan Haymon.

 

* Source: Nielsen L+SD 12/29/14-1/25/15 Total Day in HHs, Total Viewers and P25-54

 

Contact:   Jim Weiss              (770)722-2142            JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Posts Strongest Month in its History, Racks up Double-Digit Viewership Gains in January

ATLANTA (Feb. 2, 2015) — Bounce TV roared into the new year as the nation’s first-ever and rapidly-expanding broadcast television network for African Americans delivered its most-watched month in network history for January 2015.

 

For the month, Primetime viewership for Bounce TV grew significantly in Households and targeted sales demos with increases of +17% among HHs (175K), +23% among P25-54 (106K) and +22% among Viewers 2+ (241K).*

 

On Jan. 5, the network launched a new sitcom programming block of four popular off-network series leading into prime time: Roc (5-6:00 p.m.), The Parent ‘Hood (6-7:00 p.m.), A Different World (7-8:00 p.m.) and The Hughleys (8-9:00 p.m.). Since its debut, the 5:00-9:00 p.m. block is up +25% in HHs (142K), +14% in Total Viewers (182K), +27% in A18-49 (71K) and +9% in A25-54 (72K).**

 

The premiere telecast of Off The Chain: Rodney Perry on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET has become Bounce TV’s most-watched original to date. The telecast delivered 256K Households (+64%), 138K A18-49 (+42%) and 162K A25-54 (+51%). ***

 

Bounce TV is solidly the #2 ranked African-American targeted network in Primetime and Total Day in HHs, Total Viewers and P25-54.****

 

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials and game shows. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD | *Jan. 2015 (12/29/14-1/25/15) vs. Dec. 2014 (12/1/14-12/28/14)

**1/5/15-1/25/15 vs. 12/8/14-1/4/15 | ***OTC Presents: Rodney Perry 1/13/15 vs. 12/16/14-1/6/15 | ****Jan’15 (12/29/14-1/25/15)

 

Contact:   Jim Weiss              (770)722-2142            JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Off The Chain Presents: Rodney Perry Becomes Bounce TV’s Most-Watched Original Ever

Network’s New Off-Net Series Acquisitions Start Strong, Help Fuel Primetime Gains

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 15, 2015) — The premiere telecast of Off The Chain Presents: Rodney Perry on Tuesday, Jan. 13th at 9:00 p.m. ET has become Bounce TV’s most-watched original to date. The telecast delivered 256K Households (+64%*), 138K A18-49 (+42%) and 162K A25-54 (+51%).

 

Off The Chain features some of the most hilarious African American comedians on the stand-up scene. Off The Chain Presents: Rodney Perry will encore Jan.18th and 24th with additional airings in February. For a complete schedule, visit Bouncetv.com.

 

The year is off to a roaring start for Bounce TV with ratings up across-the-board. On Jan. 5th, the network launched a new sitcom programming block of four popular off-network series leading into prime time: Roc (5-6:00 p.m.), The Parent ‘Hood (6-7:00 p.m.), A Different World (7-8:00 p.m.) and The Hughleys (8-9:00 p.m.) During its premiere week, the 5:00-9:00 p.m. block was up +26%** in HHs (144K), +51% in A18-49 (84K) and +26% in A25-54 (83K).

 

The outstanding performance of the sitcom block is helping to drive sizeable primetime gains: Bounce TV is up +21%*** in HHs (185K), +16% in A25-54 (115K) and +7% in A18-49 for the first two weeks of January.

 

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Bounce TV can be found online at, on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD

*Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 vs. 12/16/14-01/06/15 9p-10p Time Period Average

** M-F 5p-9p 01/05/15-01/09/15 vs. 12/08/14-01/04/15.

***Primetime (M-Su 7p-11p) |Jan. 2015-TD vs. Jan. 2014.

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Posts Strongest Year in its History, Racks Up Impressive Double-Digit Viewership Gains In Prime and Total Day Households & Key Demos

Original Series Family Time is a Hit

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 2, 2015) – Bounce TV viewership continued to grow in 2014 as the nation’s first-ever and rapidly-expanding broadcast television network for African Americans posted the most-watched year in its history.

 

In Primetime viewership for the year, Bounce TV racked up tremendous gains in households and targeted sales demos with increases of:

 

In primetime viewership for the quarter, Bounce TV posted tremendous gains in households and key sales demos compared to 3Q13, delivering:

 

• +42% among HHs (159K))

• +22% among P18-49 (84K)

• +29% among P25-54 (94K)

 

On a Total Day basis, Bounce TV ended the year delivering 119K HHs, up +37% compared to 2013. The network also posted gains of 17% in A18-49 (69K) and +30% in A25-54 (78K).

 

Bounce TV premiered its most-watched original series to-date last year: Family Time finished its 10-week season in December with an average delivery of 150K HHs, 96K A18-49 and 108K A25-54.

 

Bounce TV was also the only African-American targeted network to grow viewership versus last year as the network cemented itself as the #2 ranked African-American targeted network in Primetime and Total Day Households, key sales demos and total viewership.

 

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD BTV 2013 (April 2013-Dec. 13)

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Acquires First Off-Net Series: Roc and The Parent ‘Hood from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, A Different World from Carsey-Werner, The Hughleys from Twentieth Television

Popular Shows to Form New Programming Block Starting Mon. Jan. 5

 

ATLANTA (Dec. 16, 2014) – In its first foray into off-network series acquisition, Bounce TV has landed the television rights to four shows in individual, multi-year licensing agreements announced today. In the deals, the nation’s first-ever and rapidly-expanding broadcast television network for African Americans acquires Roc (72 episodes) and The Parent ‘Hood (90 episodes) from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD), A Different World (144 episodes) from Carsey-Werner Distribution and The Hughleys (89 episodes) from Twentieth Television.
 

The four popular series will be scheduled together to create a new line-up leading into prime time, with the network airing two episodes of each show back-to-back Monday-Friday starting at 5:00 p.m.* beginning Monday, January 5, 2015:

Roc                                5:00-6:00 p.m.

The Parent ‘Hood      6:00-7:00 p.m.

A Different World     7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Hughleys              8:00-9:00 p.m.

“Research shows that our rapidly-growing audience is hungry for great family-friendly comedy series. These four iconic sitcoms fit beautifully together and will further drive our already-robust ratings and viewership,” commented Jonathan Katz, Chief Operating Officer of Bounce TV.

 

The critically-acclaimed Roc aired on FOX and stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife. The Parent ‘Hood was part of the original Wednesday night lineup that helped launch The WB network; Robert Townsend and Suzzanne Douglas star. The multiple Emmy-nominated A Different World debuted as the #1 new show of its premiere season, staying at #1 in its time period for five consecutive seasons; Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison head the cast. Based on D. L. Hughley’s real-life experiences, The Hughleys stars the comedian and Elise Neal as his wife who move their family from the inner to city to the Los Angeles suburbs with hilarious results.

 

Bounce TV features programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials and now off-net series. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

*All Times Eastern

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Off The Chain: Michael Colyar Premieres Weds. Dec. 10 @ 10:00 PM (ET) On Bounce TV

OTC_Michael_Colyar_V2_275x350ATLANTA (Dec. 3, 2014) – Comedian Michael Colyar will headline his very own one-hour special as the third season of Bounce TV’s popular, family-friendly original comedy series Off The Chain continues with Off The Chain: Michael Colyar premiering on Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Off The Chain features some of the most hilarious African American comedians on the stand-up scene and for season three, Bounce TV turns over the microphone to one comic per show, expanding to an hour-long format.

Best known for his performances on Venice Beach in California, Michael Colyar entertained the crowds, bringing together people from all parts of the world with his thought-provoking humor. Dubbed “The King of Venice Beach,” Colyar would perform five one-hour shows a day, every Saturday and Sunday. HBO came calling and he did his first HBO Special “Live” from the historic spot. Colyar also won the Grand Prize Comedy championship of $100,000 on the popular television show “Star Search” and donated $50,000 to the homeless of LA. He went on to become the first host of “BET Live From LA” and had supporting roles in the comedies “Hollywood Shuffle,” “Johnny Be Good” and “House Party 3.” In 2011, he was the voice of Buford the Frog in Disney’s first Black animated film “The Princess and the Frog” and also was a voice talent of “The Cleveland Show.”

 

Colyar is known for his high energy, perfect delivery and dynamic stage presence. “My show is full of fast paced, funny, and witty rants! I promise it will have you howling with laughter,” says the comedian about his Off The Chain special.

 

The third season premiere of Off The Chain – headlined by Actress/Comedienne Kim Coles – was seen by more than 1.7 million people during its premiere week. Other top comedians to be featured this season include Rodney Perry, Cocoa Brown, Nore Davis, Jordan Carlos, Rudy Rush and Roy Jackson.

 

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com


Season Three Premiere of Bounce TV’s Off The Chain Series Reaches Over 1.7 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2014) –- More than 1.7 million people tuned into the third season premiere of the Bounce TV Original Series Off The Chain during its premiere week. Off The Chain showcases some of the most hilarious African American comedians on the stand-up scene. The first episode of the season featured actress/comedienne Kim Coles and encores Thanksgiving night, Nov. 27 at 11:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD. 75% Uni. 1-min qual. Based on P2+ over 4 telecasts (11/12/14 – 11/15/14)
Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Primetime Viewership Gains Among HHs, A18-49 & A25-54 in October

Family Time Becomes Network’s Most-Watched Original Series,
Reaches Nearly Two Million Viewers Across First Two Episodes

 

ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2014) – Bounce TV viewership continued to grow in the just-completed October 2014 ratings period and the second season of the network’s original sitcom Family Time has proven to be a hit.

 

In primetime viewership for the quarter, Bounce TV posted tremendous gains in households and key sales demos compared to 3Q13, delivering:

• +53% among HHs (151K)

• +28% among P18-49 (78K)

• +41% among P25-54 (93K)

Bounce TV was also the second highest-rated African American targeted network among HHs & P25-54 for the month.

 

The second season of Bounce TV’s original series Family Time debuted Oct. 14 and the premiere episode reached 341,000 Total Adult Viewers**, making it the most-watched Bounce TV Original in the network’s history. That record-setting performance continued in delivery of Adults 18-34 (71K), Adults 18-49 (121K), & Adults 25-54 (117K) – all records for a Bounce TV Original Series. The first two episodes of Family Time reached 1.7 million total viewers across their runs in October.

 

Family Time chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family who have recently 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. New episodes premiere Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET.

 

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD | Primetime (M-Su 7p-11p) |October 2014 vs. October 2013

**Source: Nielsen | L+SD | October 2014
Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Viewership Gains in Third Quarter, September Becomes Net’s Best Month Ever in Primetime HH and A25-54 Delivery

ATLANTA (Oct. 1, 2014) – Bounce TV viewership continued to soar in the just-completed third quarter ratings period – which the network ended with a bang in posting its most-watched month ever.

 

In primetime viewership for the quarter, Bounce TV posted tremendous gains in households and key sales demos compared to 3Q13, delivering:

• 152K Households, up +45%

• 85K Adults 25-54, up +21%

• 75K A18-49, up +15%

September was the most-watched month in Bounce TV’s history in primetime with the network setting records by delivering:

• 168K Households, up +60%

• 101K A25-54, up +55%

Bounce TV also delivered 89K A18-49 for the month, up +48% vs. Sept. 2013.

 

Additionally, Bounce TV was the only African-American targeted network to post primetime viewership growth in the third quarter as well as in September vs. the same periods last year.

 

Three years after its debut, Bounce TV continues to grow in strength and popularity with affiliates and sponsors as well as with viewers. The network just added two more markets — Baltimore, MD (WMAR-TV) and Lansing, MI (WSYM-TV) — and is now seen in 90% of African American television households and 73% of U.S. TV HHs, while national upfront advertisers have more than doubled in the past year. Bounce TV is expanding original programming efforts as well and will present the season two premiere of its original series Family Time on Tues. Oct. 14 (10:00 p.m.) and the season three premiere of its Off The Chain original series on Weds. Nov. 12 (Also 10:00 p.m. – All times Eastern.)

 

Launched Sept. 26, 2011 as the nation’s first-ever broadcast television network designed for African American audiences, Bounce TV features a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD May 2014. Prime (8p-11p). Time Spent Viewing 75% unification. 1-min qualifier.
Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


Expansion Continues for Bounce TV as Fast-Growing Net:

Adds WMAR-TV in Baltimore & WSYM-TV in Lansing,
Passes 90% of African American TV Homes;

 

Doubles Number of Upfront Advertisers;

 

Posts Double-Digit Ratings Gains Across the Board;

 

Acquires More Movie Titles in Deal With Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

 

ATLANTA (Sept. 24, 2014) – Bounce TV, launched Sept. 26, 2011 as the nation’s first-ever broadcast television network designed for African American audiences. Three years after its debut, the network continues to grow in strength and popularity with affiliates, sponsors and viewers.

 

The network announced today that:

• WMAR-TV in Baltimore, MD (E.W. Scripps Company) and WSYM-TV in Lansing, MI           (Journal Broadcast Group) are the newest Bounce TV affiliates. Their additions drive           the network past 90% of African American television households and 73% of U.S.           TV HHs.

• National upfront advertisers have more than doubled in the past year, with the           network now boasting a roster of 35 blue-chip general market sponsors across           multiple categories.

• Primetime viewership is up +61% in Households, +51% in A18-49 and +54% in           A25-54 September to-date vs. Sept. ’13 while quarterly primetime viewership           has risen by +44% in Households, +14% in A18-49 and +18% in Adults 25-54 in the           third quarter to date* vs 3Q13.

• The acquisition of a package of demo-targeted motion pictures in a new film            licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD),            Greased Lightning starring Richard Pryor, the classic Bill Uptown Saturday Night           and Let’s Do It Again; Wesley Snipes starring in Boiling Rumble in the Bronx           starring Jackie Chan; Cuba Gooding, Jr. in Judgment Night; Prince’s follow-up to            Purple Rain, Graffiti Bridge and more.

• Production on the new Bounce TV original series Mann & Wife will begin in           November. Husband and wife team David Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family) and           Tamela Mann Sparkle), stars of the hit Tyler Perry sitcom Meet The Browns,           reunite for this new sitcom, to debut in 2015.

• The season two premiere of the Bounce TV original series Family Time Oct. 14 at           10:00 p.m. while the season three premiere of Off The Chain will be Weds. Nov. 12 at           10:00 p.m. (All times Eastern.)


“We’re accelerating plans on all fronts thanks to our dedicated affiliate partners, our supportive sponsors and our loyal-and-growing audience,” commented Jonathan Katz, Bounce TV’s Chief Operating Officer.

 

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD May 2014. Prime (8p-11p). Time Spent Viewing 75% unification. 1-min qualifier.
Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Sets Second Season Premiere Date for Family Time: Tues. Oct. 14 @ 10:00 p.m. ET

Lynn Whitfield, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs & Jackee among Guest Stars

 

Network to Encore Season One Tues. Nights 10-11:00 p.m. Starting Sept. 23, Marathon on Sun. Oct. 12 Builds to Premiere of New Season

 


ATLANTA (Sept. 22, 2014) – Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com) announced today that the new, 10-episode second season of the network’s popular Family Time series will be seen Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) beginning Oct. 14.

 

Bounce TV will encore the first season of Family Time on Tuesday nights from 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET) with two-episodes back-to-back starting Sept. 23. The network will also air a Family Time Marathon of Season One on Sunday, Oct. 12 starting at 12:00 Noon ET.

 

Family Time chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family who have recently 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. These high school sweethearts lovingly quarrel with each other and their mischievous children Devin (Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr.) and Ebony (Jayla Calhoun) as they make up their own rules to love, marriage, and family along the way. When they are not battling each other they are contending with a host of family, friends, and neighbors, including Tony’s snobby older brother Todd (Christopher Williams) and Lisa’s feisty sisters Rachel (Tanjereen Martin) and Lori (Paula Jai Parker), all set in the tight knit community of Windsor Hills. The half hour situation comedy was created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl) and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl).

 

Guest stars in season two include Lynn Whitfield, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Jackee, Richard Gant, Rodney Perry and Judyanne Elder.

 

Gooding is best known for appearing in television shows such as Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Smart Guy, Deadwood, Barbershop: The Series and Playmakers and also the films Ghost Dad and Baby Boy. Conwell has a recurring role on The Young and the Restless and also played Meshach Taylor’s daughter on the CBS series Dave’s World and guest starred and recurred on dozens of hit shows including Moesha, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and 3rd Rock from the Sun. She was also in the theatricals Baby Boy and Soul Plane alongside Kevin Hart, Sofia Vergara and Monique.

 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contacts: Tosha Whitten-Griggs     (818)985-0042    tosha@thefrontpagefirm.com
               Jim Weiss                         (770)722-2142    JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Posts Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Growth, Grows Viewership by 50% in Prime

ATLANTA (July 7, 2014) – Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com) — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences – continued its ratings surge racking up its fifth consecutive quarter of viewership growth in the just-completed second quarter of 2014.

 

In 2Q14, Bounce TV:

• Increased Primetime P18-49 delivery by 48% and P25-54 by 51% compared to last            year.

 

• Continued as the #2 African American-targeted network, delivering P18-49 and            P25-54 viewers than TV One, OWN and Centric during Total Day.

 

• Ranked in the top 15 among ad-supported cable, delivering more Black P18-49           and P25-54 viewers than OWN, BRAVO, TBS, WE, TruTV, LMN, TV One and over 90           other ad-supported cable nets on a Total Day basis.

 

• Was the only African American-skewing network to show Primetime P25-54 growth           versus last year:



Total Day Delivery of African-American Adults May 2014
 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD May 2014. Prime (8p-11p). Time Spent Viewing 75% unification. 1-min qualifier.
Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Grows Primetime A25-54 Delivery by +74%, A18-49 +67% in May, Only African American Network to Post YTY Growth

ATLANTA (June 2, 2014) – Bounce TV, — the nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans, continued to rack up massive ratings and viewership gains in all key demographics across all dayparts in the just-completed May ratings period.

 

Highlights include:

• Primetime viewership increases of +67% in delivery of P18-49 and + 74% for           P25-54 compared to last year.

• Bounce TV continues to surge as the clear-cut #2 most-watched African           American-targeted network in television, posting gains of +65% in A.A. viewership           in Total Day.

 
Total Day Delivery of African-American Adults May 2014
 

• Ranked alongside all ad-supported cable networks, Bounce TV ranked 9th in the           delivery of African American Adults, beating BRAVO, OWN, WE, Lifetime, TBS,           Oxygen, TRU, TV One and 88 other networks.

 

• Bounce TV ranked 3rd in Time Spent Viewing for Total Day among all viewers 18-49           to continue to boast one of the most-engaged audiences in all of television.


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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD May 2014. Prime (8p-11p). Time Spent Viewing 75% unification. 1-min qualifier.
Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


T.I. (DISCUSSING STEVIE WONDER), TANK (ON MUDDY WATERS) AMONG POPULAR ARTISTS TO HONOR BLACK MUSIC MONTH ON BOUNCE TV

ATLANTA (May 29, 2014) – Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com) — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences – will celebrate Black Music Month in June with a new, originally-produced short form series featuring top contemporary recording artists talking about the music and contributions of some of the most iconic black performers, musicians and artists in history.

 

Highlights include:

• T.I. talking about legendary singer/song writer Stevie Wonder           

• Tank discussing “The Father of Chicago Blues” Muddy Waters          

• Sevyn Streeter on “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin          

• August Alsina remembering the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson          

• R&B artist Algebra Blessett discussing the Matriarch of R&B Etta James          


The series will be seen throughout the month.

 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


BOUNCE TV #1 NETWORK IN TIME SPENT VIEWING AMONG ADULTS 18-49 IN APRIL


ATLANTA (May 14, 2014) Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com) — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences – was the #1 television network in Time Spent Viewing (TSV) among Persons 18-49 according to Nielsen in the recently completed month of April ratings period, it was announced today.

 

This means that viewers spent more time watching Bounce TV than any of the 112 English-speaking broadcast and ad-supported cable networks being rated by Nielsen, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, USA Network, ESPN and TNT.

 
High Engagement: Top 10 Nets Among P18-49
 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Live +SD 75% Unification 1 Minute qualifier

 

Contact: Jim Weiss      (770)722-2142      jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Unveils New Original Series & Renewals for 2014-15 Upfront Season, Grows Viewership by Nearly 50% in Prime and Total Day After First Year of Nielsen Measurement

Ri-Karlo Handy Named VP, Original Programing

 


ATLANTA (May 5, 2014) – Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com) — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — today announced its original programming plans for the current upfront season as well as revealed massive ratings and viewership gains in Households and all key demographics across all dayparts since first beginning to receive Nielsen ratings one year ago this month. The network also announced the hiring of seasoned producer and show runner Ri-Karlo Handy as Vice President, Original Programming.

 

Bounce TV’s New Original Series:

Mann & Wife – Husband and wife team David Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family) and Tamela Mann (Sparkle), stars of the hit Tyler Perry sitcom Meet The Browns, reunite for a new show which series creator and director Roger Bobb (The Rickey Smiley Show) calls “a black Brady Bunch.” Bobb was the Executive Producer of Meet the Browns and was the Supervising Producer of House of Payne which premiered on TBS as the highest-rated first run sitcom in basic cable history. Premieres Winter 2015.

 

Sisters – An all-new original sitcom centered around a once-famous R&B group called the “Ladies of Essence” who, after life has thrown each of them a few curve balls, find themselves fabulous, forty and forced to live under the same roof. Produced by Roger Bobb’s BobbCat Films, Terri J. Vaughn and Cas Siger’s Nina Holiday Entertainment and Chip Hurd, premieres Summer 2015.

 

Renewed/Returning Original Series:

Family Time – Bounce TV has renewed the half hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl!) for a second season. Family Time centers around the life and times of The Stallworths, a working class African American family who wins the lottery and jumps from the ‘hood to “all good” overnight. This family-next-door consists of two loving parents: Anthony (Omar Gooding) and Lisa (Angell Conwell) Stallworth and their children Ebony (Jayla Calhoun) and Devin (Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr.). Trenton Gumbs (Love That Girl!) serves as a producing partner and season two premieres Fall 2014.

 

Off The Chain – The family-friendly stand-up comedy series featuring the hottest African American comedians on the planet will return for a third season. Produced by Bounce TV Productions, season three premieres Fall 2014.

 

Explosive viewership growth:

Highlights of Bounce TV’s just-completed first year of Nielsen ratings include increases of:

• 43% in Households, 25% in P18-49 and 28% in P25-54 in Primetime delivery.

• 48% in Households, 48% in P18-49 and 62% in P25-54 in Total Day.

• Bounce TV has now become the number two network for reaching African-           American viewers among Black-targeted networks, beating TV One by 33% in           P18-49 and 34% among P25-54 on a Total Day basis. (Data from April 2014.)

 

Bounce TV also:

• Has posted quarter-over-quarter viewership growth for four consecutive quarters.

• Saw its newest original series One Love reach nearly 1.1 million persons across its           series a premiere week runs to become the most-watched original in the network’s           history.

 

“We continue to expand our original programming efforts to offer marketing partners fresh and attractive new programming that is showcased within a family and advertiser friendly environment,” commented Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, Elverage Allen. “Our message to Madison Avenue this year is ‘Diversify to Amplify’ and Bounce TV’s record-setting ratings growth combines with our exclusive and unduplicated reach to make the network a must-buy for brands seeking to reach the African American consumer.”

 

Ri-Karlo Handy is a seasoned producer who has been show running for BET, OWN, MTV and TLC among others. He has developed and produced shows for A-list talent including Nick Cannon, Keyshia Cole and Monica and his credits include OWN’s Party At Tiffany’s, Son of a Gun on MTV, Kitchen Nightmares for FOX and Pros vs. Joe’s for SPIKE. Handy is based in Los Angeles and reports to SVP of Production and Programming Operations Elizabeth Kealoha.

 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss      (770)722-2142      jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


Debut of “One Love” Reaches Nearly 1.1 Million Viewers, Becomes Bounce TV’s Most-Watched Original Series Ever


ATLANTA (April 21, 2014) – Bounce TV‘s newest original series One Love reached nearly 1.1 million persons across its series premiere week runs to become the most-watched original in Bounce TV’s history.

 

Bounce TV’s ratings and viewership continues to grow across the board. Since first beginning to receive Nielsen ratings one year ago this month, the network has increased primetime viewership by 39% in Households, 27% in P18-49 and 28% in P25-54.* Bounce TV also just posted its fourth consecutive quarter of growth in the first quarter.
 

One Love follows the hilarious adventures of Pastor William (Mark Curry, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) and Carolyn Winters (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Moesha), the first family of Mt. Sinai church. Together for thirty years, they’ve led their congregation as perfect role models, but when their adult children begin to navigate relationships of their own, they have to find a balance between sharing their wisdom and letting them learn from their own humorous mistakes. Demetrius Spencer and Bob Keetch of One Media are executive producers of One Love. The series was created and executive produced by Carla Banks Waddles (Half and Half, The Soul Man). Leslie Small (Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain) also serves as an Executive Producer as well as director. New episodes of One Love premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

*Live+SD data thru 4/19/14

 

Contact: Jim Weiss     (770)722-2142    jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


BOUNCE TV TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “ONE LOVE” TUES. APRIL 8 @ 9:00 PM (ET) AS RATINGS CONTINUE TO SOAR

Mark Curry (“Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Moesha”) Star in New Family-Oriented Sitcom

 

Network Posts Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Growth in 1Q14

 


ATLANTA (April 4, 2014) – Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com) — the nation’s first-ever broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — today announced its newest original series One Love will premiere Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

One Love follows the hilarious adventures of Pastor William (Mark Curry, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) and Carolyn Winters (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Moesha), the first family of Mt. Sinai church. Together for thirty years, they’ve led their congregation as perfect role models, but when their adult children begin to navigate relationships of their own, they have to find a balance between sharing their wisdom and letting them learn from their own humorous mistakes. Carl Payne, Chico Benymon, Sarah Fletcher and Drew Sidora play the children.
 

Demetrius Spencer and Bob Keetch of One Media are executive producers of One Love. The series was created and executive produced by Carla Banks Waddles (Half and Half, The Soul Man). Leslie Small (Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain) also serves as an Executive Producer as well as director.

 

As Bounce TV continues to expand original programming efforts, the network’s ratings and viewership continues to grow as well. Bounce TV posted its fourth consecutive quarter of growth in the just-completed first quarter 2014 ratings period. In Primetime, Bounce TV was up double-digits compared to last year, racking up impressive viewership gains among households (+75%) and in targeted sales demos P18-49 (+57%) and P25-54 (+62%). Bounce TV also delivered more Black P18-49 and P25-54 viewers than OWN, TBS, WE, TRU, LMN, AMC, TV One and over 90 other ad-supported cable nets on a Total Day basis.

 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss – Bounce TV (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


BOUNCE TV EXPANDS NATIONAL ADVERTISING SALES UNIT: ELVERAGE ALLEN NAMED AS EVP, AD SALES, WEST COAST SALES OFFICE CREATED, SALES VETS FROM BET, TV ONE HIRED

ATLANTA (March 20, 2014) – Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com) — the nation’s first-ever broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — today announced a series of executive hirings and the opening of a west coast sales office as the network’s national advertising sales division continues to grow:

 

• Elverage Allen has been elevated to the post of Executive Vice President of           Advertising Sales, overseeing all general market ad sales efforts. Allen will be           based in New York and report to Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.

• Sean Woodle has been named Vice President, Ad Sales, West Coast, joining Bounce           TV after nearly 20 years in the west coast sales units of ESPN and BET respectively.           He will be charged with opening and running Bounce TV’s new west coast sales           office and will report to Allen.

• Erick Asenjo has been named Vice President of Ad Sales, joining Bounce from TV           One. He will be based in New York and report to Allen.

• Gary Saginario, who came to Bounce TV from USA Networks, has been promoted to           Director, Ad Sales from Account Executive.

• Winnie Bernier, another former BET sales pro, joins Bounce TV as an Account           Executive.


A 15-year sales veteran, Allen most recently ran Bounce TV’s central sales efforts out of Chicago. Allen previously spent six years in ascending advertising sales positions at TV One, where he ultimately directed national marketing strategies and upfront and client presentations. He also spent seven years at BET in advancing positions, managing national advertising sales and marketing efforts in the Midwest and Southern territories.
 

“These moves and expansion will further strengthen our efforts and help advertising partners capitalize on Bounce’s growth and soaring popularity with consumers,” commented Katz. “Elverage has developed and directed innovative, impactful and revenue-generating strategies throughout his career. He has had great success on behalf of Bounce in the central region of the country and now will lead those efforts on the national stage.”

 

Woodle joins Bounce TV after eight years at ESPN, where he was one of the creators of the Multicultural Sales Team responsible for driving new business revenue toward multicultural platforms across all ESPN networks. He previously spent 11 years at BET successfully managing and generating advertising sales revenue for the network’s west coast office.

 

Asenjo also brings Bounce TV seasoned strategic sales business planning expertise and a proven track record of success at both TV One and BET. In eight years with TV One, he oversaw the development of new business partnerships and created award-winning multimedia campaigns that generated impressive and successful results for clients. Previously, he rose through the ranks across five years with BET, also focusing on new business development and forging new advertising partnerships.

 

Asenjo also brings Bounce TV seasoned strategic sales business planning expertise and a proven track record of success at both TV One and BET. In eight years with TV One, he oversaw the development of new business partnerships and created award-winning multimedia campaigns that generated impressive and successful results for clients. Previously, he rose through the ranks across five years with BET, also focusing on new business development and forging new advertising partnerships.

 

Saginario has developed creative and strategic plans and delivered value to advertisers for more than 20 years. His diverse experience includes key positions with Inspiration Networks, USA Networks and other television outlets.

 

Bernier spent six years developing creative media solutions with BET and also worked in sales positions with Vibe Magazine, Sony Music and Tommy Boy Records.

 

Marathon Ventures, headed by David Brenner, will continue to be responsible for all of Bounce TV’s direct response advertising.

 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss – Bounce TV (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

 


UNIVISION EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH BOUNCE TV: TO CARRY NETWORK IN NY, LA, DALLAS, ORLANDO AND PHOENIX; RENEWS IN SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON, MIAMI, DENVER, SACRAMENTO, RALEIGH AND TAMPA

ATLANTA/NEW YORK (MARCH 4, 2014) — Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico, will carry Bounce TV as a multicast channel on its stations in five major markets and has renewed Univision’s distribution of the nation’s first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans as a multicast channel in seven markets as part of a multi-year deal, it was announced today.

 

Univision will air Bounce TV in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando and Phoenix in 2015, building on the existing distribution in San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Raleigh and Tampa. Bounce TV has now completed multi-year renewals with all their affiliates.

 

“Bounce TV has been a hit for our stations. It is enormously popular with viewers and advertisers and has proven to be a good companion network for Univision,” commented Kevin Cuddihy, president, Univision Television Group. “We are looking forward to expanding our successful relationship to more markets.”

 

“Univision has been a terrific partner and with Bounce TV’s previous distribution agreements in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando and Phoenix expiring, we were thrilled when they wanted to add those markets as well,” commented Jeffrey Wolf, executive vice president of distribution, Bounce TV. “Our renewal and market expansion with Univision will ensure that the leading over the air broadcaster targeting the Hispanic viewer and the only over the air network targeting African Americans are side by side for many years to come.”

 

Other terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

 

About Bounce TV

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss – Bounce TV (770)722-2142  jweiss@BounceTV.com

Contact: Rosemary Mercedes – Univision Communications (212)455-5335  rmercedes@univision.net

 


Bounce TV to Celebrate Black History Month Sunday Nights in February

Month-Long Tribute Includes The Color Purple, Miss Jane Pittman, Malcolm X, Glory, Raisin in the Sun, Documentaries and New Original Short-Form Series Featuring Andrew Young, Rep. John Lewis, Ludacris and Others

ATLANTA (Jan. 29, 2014) — Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation’s first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a month-long programming tribute including some of the greatest African American stories, motion pictures and performances of all-time every Sunday night.

 

The tribute will also include a new original short-form series of vignettes featuring such influential African Americans as Ambassador Andrew Young, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), rapper, entrepreneur and actor Ludacris and others sharing their thoughts and perspective on famous African American figures as well as the films being featured.

 

Ambassador Young, who is among the Founding Group and Board of Directors of Bounce TV, commented, “Bounce TV celebrates the African American community every day of the year. At the same time, it is important as the country focuses on the contributions of African Americans to the advancement of civilization that we participate in a significant and meaningful manner. I strongly encourage people of all races and ethnicities to watch Bounce TV all year, but particularly in February.”

 

Sunday Nights in February

(All Times Eastern)

 

February 2:

Malcolm X (7:00 p.m.) Denzel Washington’s 1992 Academy Award®-nominated performance as the famous African American leader.

To Sir, With Love (11:00 p.m.) featuring Sidney Poitier’s memorable turn in this 1967 classic.

Rising From the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter (1:00 a.m.) which tells the story of the relatively unheralded Pullman Porters, generations of African American men who served as caretakers to wealthy white passengers on luxury trains that traversed the nation in the golden age of rail travel.

 

February 9:

The Color Purple (7:30 p.m.) 1985’s multiple Oscar® nominee including Best Picture chronicles 30 years in the life and trials of a young African American woman played by Whoopi Goldberg who won a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

The Jackie Robinson Story (11:00 p.m.) is a theatrical movie starring Robinson himself that showcases Robinson’s life, from youth, through his college career at UCLA, his time in the Negro Leagues and his pioneering experiences and career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

A Defining Moment (1:00 a.m.) Examines the personal stories of four of the famed Tuskegee Airmen whose contribution to the civil rights movement helped pave the way for an historic event: The inauguration of the first African-American president of the United States.

 

February 16:

Glory (7:30 p.m.) The acclaimed tale of the Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company featuring Denzel Washington’s Oscar®-winning performance.

A Raisin in the Sun (10:00 p.m.) The 1961 classic starring Academy Award® winner Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil about a substantial insurance payment that could change a poor African American family’s future, for better – or for worse.

A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story Story (1:00 a.m.) An honest, entertaining, and often humorous look at a charismatic personality who used his light complexion to survive — and thrive — in both the black and white worlds.

 

February 23:

Ghosts of Mississippi (7:00 p.m.) The critically-acclaimed story of the search for justice by the widow (played by Whoopi Goldberg) of slain Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (10:00 p.m.) The iconic movie featuring the unforgettable performance by Cicely Tyson (EMMY® for Best Lead Actress in a Drama) in the title role as a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

The Good Fight: James Farmer Remembers the Civil Rights Movement (12:30 a.m.) The life of Freedom Rides founder and pioneer of the earliest sit-ins James Farmer, in his own words.

 

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Contact:  Jim Weiss   (770) 955-1300   JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Kicks-Off 2014 with Best Performance in its History, Reinforces Position as #2 African American TV Network

ATLANTA (Feb. 4, 2014) — Bounce TV began 2014 where it left off in 2013: Continuing to rapidly expand viewership.

 

For the fourth consecutive month, the nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans posted its highest-rated and most-watched month in its history in January. Bounce TV also reinforced its position as the number two network for reaching African American adults among Black-targeted networks beating TV One by 43% during Prime.

 

Bounce TV continued to build on its record-breaking December performance by posting solid January gains in Total Day and Prime. In Total Day, Bounce TV was up 11% in both Households and Adults 25-54. During Prime, the network posted increases of 9% in Households and 7% in Adults 25-54.

 

Bounce TV ranked 9th among all ad-supported cable in the Total Day delivery of African American viewers 18+ beating 96 ad-supported cable networks including OWN, AMC, TBS, TV Land, WE, Oxygen, CNN and TV One. During Prime, Bounce TV tied for #12 with African American viewers among all ad-supported cable finishing in front of 92 ad-supported cable nets including TBS, AMC, WE, TRU, TV Land and TV One.

 

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Source: Nielsen, January 2014 Live+SD.

 

Contact:  Jim Weiss   (770) 955-1300   JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Now #2 African American-Targeted Network Among Black Adults

Network Posts Best Month in its History in December,
Beats TV One by Double-Digits in Prime and Total Day in both P18-49 & P25-54

ATLANTA (Jan. 6, 2014) — Bounce TV firmly established itself as the number two network for reaching African American adults among Black-targeted networks in the just-completed December 2013 ratings period, using BET, TV One and Centric as the competitive set. The nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans continued to grow viewership at the end of the year, posting its highest-rated and most-watched month in its history.

 

In December, Bounce TV tied for 9th (with Bravo) among all ad-supported cable in the Total Day delivery of African American viewers 18+, beating 94 ad-supported cable networks including AMC, A&E, FX, TBS, Lifetime, TV Land, WE and TV One.

 
Total Day African American P18+ Viewers December 2013
 

During Prime, Bounce TV ranked #13 with African American viewers among all ad-supported cable finishing in front of 91 ad-supported cable nets including A&E, TBS, Oxygen, WE and TV One.

 

For the month of December, Bounce TV unseated TV One beating the network by:

• 28% in P18-49 and by 14% in P25-54 viewers in Total Day

• 46% in P18-49 and by 28% in P25-54 viewers during Prime

• 66% in P18-49 and by 44% in P25-54 viewers in Late Night

 

In December, Bounce TV surpassed its previous-record-breaking November by 36% in P18-49 and 19% in P25-54 on a Total Day basis. During Prime, Bounce TV’s ratings success was even more pronounced with the network outpacing November by a whopping 64% in P18-49 and 42% in P25-54.

 

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 in 2011, Bounce TV has seen overwhelming success, with accelerated growth and expansion among station groups, advertisers and viewers alike. Bounce TV is seen in: 88 markets, including all of the top African American television markets; 89% of African American television homes; and 72% of the total television homes in the United States.

 

Source: Nielsen. December 2013 (11/25 – 12/29/13)

 

Contact:  Jim Weiss   (770) 955-1300   JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Announces More Renewals & More New Markets

Bounce TV Announces More Renewals & More New Markets:

Gannett Renews Network in Atlanta & Washington, D.C.,
Nexstar Renews in Nine Markets Through 2017

WSYR-TV (Syracuse, NY), WFFT-TV (Fort Wayne, IN),
WTVW-TV (Evansville, IN) & WMDN-TV (Meridian, MS) Set to Launch


ATLANTA — Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans, today unveiled another round of network renewals by current affiliates and launches by new ones in announcements made by Bounce TV Executive Vice President of Distribution Jeffrey Wolf.

 

• Gannett Broadcasting has renewed Bounce TV on WUSA-TV in Washington,            D.C. and WATL-TV in Atlanta, GA.

• Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) has renewed Bounce TV in            nine markets through 2017 including: Little Rock, AR; Rochester, NY;            Jacksonville, FL; Peoria/Bloomington, IL; Rockford, IL and Monroe, LA. Bounce            TV was the first network that Nexstar deployed on a large scale in their digital            spectrum.

• New stations launching Bounce TV include: WSYR-TV in Syracuse, NY; WFFT-            TV in Fort Wayne, IN; WTVW-TV in Evansville, IN and WMDN-TV in Meridian,            MS. KMCI-TV in Kansas City also recently launched the network.

• Bounce TV has also been renewed by WDEF-TV, a Morris Multimedia, Inc.            station in Chattanooga, TN through 2017.

 

Other major station groups recently renewing Bounce TV include Raycom Media, LIN Television Corporation (“LIN Media”) and Belo Corp. On the air for just 26 months, Bounce TV is available in all of the top African American television markets, 89% of African American television homes and 72% of the total television homes in the United States. The network is now renewed with nearly 50% of its distribution base.

 

“Bounce TV has delivered on their commitment to bring compelling and entertaining programming to the previously-underserved African American audiences in our communities,” commented Perry Sook, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. Chairman, President and CEO. “We are proud to be one of the charter affiliate groups of Bounce TV and renewing our affiliation agreement reflects the strong viewer and advertiser response our stations have enjoyed.”

 

“We are very grateful to all of our affiliates for their unwavering support of Bounce TV,” commented Wolf. “Nexstar and Gannett believed in our mission early on and were pioneers in embracing Bounce TV. Now their stations will continue to reap benefits from the tremendous value we bring to their local 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   (770) 955-1300   JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Bounce TV Originals Fuel its Strongest Prime Performance!

Bounce TV Originals Fuel its Strongest Prime Performance to Date, Net Beats TV One in Prime and Total Day in Households and Adults

ATLANTA — Bounce TV posted its highest-rated and most-watched month in its history in the just-completed November 2013 ratings period, racking up gains in key dayparts and targeted demographics. The nation’s fast-growing and only broadcast television network for African Americans also beat TV One in key demos and dayparts.

 

Two new Bounce TV Originals and a deep demo-specific movie library helped to propel the network to its best-ever prime time performance. My Crazy Roommate, the network’s first original scripted sitcom, reached 4.2 million total viewers while the pop-culture entertainment series BRKDWN reached 3.2 million viewers since its premiere.

 

On a Total Day basis, Bounce TV beat TV One in Households, all Adults and most significantly, the coveted sales demo of P25-54. During Prime, Bounce TV out-delivered TV One in Households and beat them by double-digits among All Adults.

 

“Bounce TV’s originals provide even more fuel for the network’s rapid growth in ratings, distribution and ad sales. Our success in audience delivery proves that the network’s extensive move library is the perfect platform to launch and sustain original programming. We anticipate further growth as more and more viewers discover the network,” commented Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.

 

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   (770) 955-1300   JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 


Morehouse versus Tuskegee: The War

Last year it was a war. Are you ready?


SIAC Week 5 Football Players of the Week Announced

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

 

Kentucky State University junior running back Jacquise Lockett and Stillman College sophomore quarterback Josh Straughan were selected as Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Lane College senior defensive back Jack Howard is the SIAC Defensive Player of the Week.

 

After a breakout performance in Saturday’s 21-17 win over Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University true freshman Montavious Taylor is the SIAC’s Newcomer of the Week. SIAC Lineman of the Week was awarded to Tuskegee University senior offensive tackle Devonte Jones, and Kentucky State University junior kickoff returner Jakar Turner is the SIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

Read the entire article here.

 


SIAC Football Week 5 Recaps

rp_primary_rp_primary_M._TaylorCOLUMBIA, SC-Miles College gained 261 yards rushing and took advantage of three turnovers to pull Miles Football way from a close game and defeat Benedict 27-13 on Saturday afternoon at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.

 

In a game that was tied 7-7 at the half, the Golden Bears , (2-2, 2-0 SIAC) scored 20 second half points to win its second consecutive game. Quarterback Demetrice Price went 13-for-19 passing for 116 yards, but had two rushing touchdowns to lead Miles. Running back Emmitt Terry finished with 83 yards and a score and Denzel Veale broke a 63-yard run late in the fourth quarter to end hall hopes of a Benedict comeback.

 

The Golden Bears scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:05 left in the third quarter. A poor snap on fourth-down from midfield resulted in a 14-yard loss for Benedict punter Brian Curry, his second attempt of the day he failed to get off. The Golden Bears took over at the Benedict 37 and needed just four plays to score, with Terry Emmett running the ball in from eight yards out. The PAT by Jason Coste missed, giving the Golden Bears a 13-7 lead with 3:49 left in the third quarter.

 

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Benedict’s Martin Epps Named Semifinalist For Scholar-Athlete Award

rp_primary_Epps_Martin_BowieSt_2012DALLAS – Benedict College senior safety Martin Epps has been selected as one of 170 national semifinalists for the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.®

 

The NFF Awards Committee will select up to 16 recipients, and the results will be announced via a national press release on Thursday, October 31. Each recipient will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, and they will vie as finalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy. Each member of the 2013 National Scholar-Athlete Class will also travel to New York City to be honored Dec. 10 during the 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. One member of the class will also be announced live at the event as the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy.

 

The William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. The 170 semifinalists represent the most ever since 2006 when the NFF increased the nomination standards to require a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA.

 

Epps is one of 24 student-athletes from Division II, and the only representative from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

 

“This is a tremendous honor for Benedict College and our football program,” Willie Washington, Benedict College Director of Athletics, said. “We are very proud of Martin Epps and are appreciative that his hard work in the classroom and on the football field are being recognized with this honor.”

 

A senior biology major from Augusta, Ga., Espps led the Tigers in total tackles in 2012 with 78. He has a 3.42 GPA, with plans to attend medical school after graduation in December, finishing his degree in just three and a half years.

 

Epps was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-Super Region 2 team in 2012.

 

“We take great pride in the record participation by the number of schools in the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards program this year,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (William V. Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. “It is important for us to showcase that success on the football field starts with winners in the classroom and the community. This year’s record-breaking number of nominations further illustrates the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders.”

 

Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators.

 

“The NFF would like to personally congratulate each of the nominees as well as their schools on this tremendous honor,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “We are extremely proud to highlight each semifinalist’s achievements, which show that football players can balance between academics and athletics at the highest level. There is no question that the NFF Awards Committee will have an incredibly difficult task in selecting the finalists from among this esteemed group.”

 

Named in honor of Bill Campbell, the chairman of Intuit, former player and head coach at Columbia University and the 2004 recipient of the NFF’s Gold Medal, the award comes with a 25-pound bronze trophy and increases the amount of the recipient’s grant by $7,000 for a total post-graduate scholarship of $25,000. A total distribution of $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner, pushing the program’s all-time distributions to more than $10.4 million. Launched in 1959, the NFF scholar-athlete program became the first initiative in history to award post-graduate scholarships based on both a player’s academic and athletic accomplishments. The William V. Campbell Trophy, first awarded in 1990, adds to the program’s mystique, having previously honored two Rhodes Scholars, a Rhodes Scholar finalist, two Heisman Trophy winners and five first-round NFL draft picks. In 2011, the NFF and Fidelity Investments launched a multi-year initiative between the two organizations to celebrate the scholar-athlete ideal and a joint commitment to higher education. As part of the initiative, Fidelity became the first presenting sponsor ever in the 55-year history of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards program. Fidelity also helped launch the NFF Faculty Salutes initiative, which recognizes the contributions of the faculty athletics representatives at each of the institutions with an NFF National Scholar-Athlete. As part of the initiative, the NFF will present each of the faculty representatives with a plaque and a $5,000 check from Fidelity Investments to support the academic support services for student-athletes at each school.

 

SIAC article here

 


SIAC Week 5 Football Players of the Week Announced

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

 

Kentucky State University junior running back Jacquise Lockett and Stillman College sophomore quarterback Josh Straughan were selected as Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Lane College senior defensive back Jack Howard is the SIAC Defensive Player of the Week.

 

After a breakout performance in Saturday’s 21-17 win over Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University true freshman Montavious Taylor is the SIAC’s Newcomer of the Week. SIAC Lineman of the Week was awarded to Tuskegee University senior offensive tackle Devonte Jones, and Kentucky State University junior kickoff returner Jakar Turner is the SIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

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SIAC Football Week 4 Recaps

Special Teams, Defense Propels Fort Valley State Victory Over Benedict
Fort Valley State 34, Benedict 30

 

rp_primary_Ja_Bioas_GleenAUGUSTA, Ga. – Fort Valley State University scored 20 points off a pair of blocked punts and an interception return, and then held off a late Benedict rally to defeat the Tigers 35-30 in the annual Augusta City Classic played Saturday afternoon at Lucy Laney Stadium.

 

Quarterback Eugene Smith also threw for 197 yards and a touchdown, completing 12-of-22 passes , and Jonquez Sanders to lead the Wildcats, (2-2, 2-0 SIAC), to its second consecutive victory, after starting the season 0-2. Ja’Bioas Glenn scored on a 34-yard interception return and was named Defensive MVP of the Classic.

 

After starting the season 2-0 Benedict, now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SIAC, was held to -16 yards rushing on the day, although quarterback Marcus Graham was sacked four times and had -32 yards rushing on 11 attempts. Graham completed 15-of-42 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions.

 

Fort Valley took an early 13-0 lead after scoring on a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone by Stefon Harper and a Jamie Walker 9-yard touchdown reception from Smith. Benedict responded with 17 unanswered points after Rodney Hall took a Fort Valley State kickoff 90-yards, which was followed by a 5-yard Thomas Gillie touchdown reception and a Eduardo Hernandez field goal, which gave the Tigers a 17-13 lead minutes before the half. Before the period ended, however, Brian Curry’s second punt attempt was blocked, which was recovered by Calvin Jackson, which gave the Wildcats a go-ahead score.

 

Fort Valley will have its home opener next week against Tuskegee, while Benedict will also host Miles for its home opener for the season.

 

Read the complete recap here


SIAC Week 4 Players of the Week Announced

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

 

After leading his team to a come-from-behind victory against Kentucky State over the weekend, Stillman College sophomore Josh Straughan was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while SIAC Defensive Player of the Week was awarded to Miles College junior Julante English after the linebacker had a stellar performance leading the Golden Bears to their first victory of the season over Albany State.

 

Newcomer of the Week was awarded to Miles College’s Demetrice Price, who led the offensive charge for the Golden Bears in his first start of the season at quarterback. Tuskegee University All-American senior Christopher Tolbert was awarded SIAC Lineman of the Week and Benedict College junior Rodney Hall and Fort Valley State defensive back Ja’Bioas Glenn were named Co-SIAC Special Teams Players of the Week.

 

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SIAC Announces Week 3 Players of the Week

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

 

After leading his team to a victory over Elizabeth City State University over the weekend, Albany State University junior running back Adrian Alexander was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while SIAC Defensive Player of the Week was awarded to Fort Valley State University senior rover DeRon Furr.

 

A trio of Morehouse College players, true freshman quarterback Monquavious Johnson, sophomore offensive lineman Ajene Robinson, and senior running back/ kickoff returner Thomas Williams were named SIAC Newcomer, Offensive Lineman and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.

 

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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        770-955-1300        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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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