Bounce & Brown Sugar Celebrate Black Music Month in June





Bounce & Brown Sugar Celebrate Black Music Month in June

Bounce, the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans and Brown Sugar, Bounce’s popular subscription streaming service, will team up for a major Black Music Month tribute this June.

Bounce’s schedule celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to music all month long with iconic films including Cadillac Records, featuring Beyoncé as music legend Etta James, Mos Def as Chuck Berry and others in the story of pioneering Chess Records; Diana Ross’ Oscar®-nominated performance as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; The Wiz with Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow easing on down the yellow brick road; the rap music-based Hustle & Flow; Idlewild featuring an ensemble cast including Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast, Juice starring Tupac Shukur; and more. Visit BounceTV.com for all dates and times.

Brown Sugar’s extensive curated collection of Black Music Month hits – which will be free to anyone accessing the service through Xfinity X1 from June 15-21 – includes:

Prince: A Purple Reign – The life and legacy of one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Beyoncé: On Top – The story of Queen Bey’s ascension.
Michael Jackson: The Journey – Chronicles the rise of the King of Pop.
Rihanna: No Regrets – A must-see for any music fan.
Al Green: Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Live 1991 performance by the renowned soul singer.
Mahalia Jackson: The Power & The Glory – The story of the gospel legend is told.
Welcome to Death Row – The rise and fall of Death Row Records.
The Winans: The Lost Concert – A classic 1984 performance by the contemporary gospel pioneers.
The Dempsey Sisters – Cymphonique Miller, Denyce Lawton and Teairra Mari return to their roots.
Hallelujah Gospel – Inspirational music from legendary gospel and pop performers.
The L.A. Mass Choir – The popular gospel choir performs their hits at the Celebrity Theater in California.

Brown Sugar’s other curated collection in June celebrates Father’s Day with strong paternal performances including: Comeback Dad, starring Charles S. Dutton who reconnects with daughter Tatyana Ali after years of abandonment; Sounder, the depression-era drama starring Paul Winfield and Cecily Tyson; My Dad’s A Soccer Mom, a gender-flipping comedy starring Lester Speight and Skai Jackson and many more.

Bounce (@bouncetv) is the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans, with programming seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com.

Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Comcast Xfinity X1, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android TV, Windows/Xbox, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. There is a free 7-day initial trial period for subscribers with a retail price of $3.99/month thereafter. Visit www.BrownSugar.com for more information.

Bounce and Brown Sugar are both a part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).



One World: Together At Home Global Special To Air on Bounce & Laff




One World: Together At Home Global Special To Air on Bounce & Laff on Sat. April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET)

Broadcast to Celebrate and Support Healthcare Workers,
to Feature Real Experiences from Doctors, Nurses and Families Around the World

Will Include Performances and Appearances by the World’s Leading Artists
from all Corners of the Globe Performing at Home

ATLANTA (April 15, 2020) — Today, Katz Networks announced that One World: Together At Home — a globally televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic — will air on Bounce and Laff on Sat. April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET).

Launched by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the World Health Organization, One World: Together At Home will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19 and will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines.

Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home broadcast special will include performances and appearances by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andrea Bocelli, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Chris Martin, David & Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Maluma, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, andUsher.

One World: Together At Home is not a telethon – it is a historic, first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19. The broadcast will feature stories from frontline healthcare workers on the COVID response, commitments from philanthropists, governments and corporations to support and equip frontline healthcare workers around the world, with masks, gowns and other vital equipment, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.

For more information about Global Citizen and its campaign to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the UN Foundation, please visit globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen. To learn more about WHO’s response to the pandemic and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, please go towww.who.int/COVID-19 and follow @WHO on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn andTikTok. For information, visit www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.

Bounce is the first and only multi-platform African-American network and features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Laff is devoted to comedy around-the-clock and presents contemporary off-network sitcoms and popular movies geared toward an audience of adults 18-49.

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ABOUT GLOBAL CITIZEN:
Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of our community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030. For more information, visitwww.GlobalCitizen.org.

ABOUT KATZ NETWORKS
The Katz Networks are targeted, demo-specific brands leading a new generation of fast-growing, multi-platform networks that super serve consumers with diverse and entertaining programming available to be seen everywhere, on over-the-air, cable, satellite television, via over-the-top services, on mobile devices and on the web. Katz Networks is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP.)



In the Cut Returns for New Season Starting April 1st on Bounce





In the Cut Returns for New Season Starting April 1st on Bounce

Dorien Wilson, Kellita Smith, John Marshall Jones & Ken Lawson Lead Ensemble,

Dawn Halfkenny (Saints & Sinners), Chastity Dotson (Imposters),
Luenell (Dolemite Is My Name) Among Guest Stars

ATLANTA (March 19, 2020) – Bounce, the first and only multi-platform entertainment network for African Americans, announced today the upcoming return of its original comedy series In The Cut. The new season of the long-running hit will roll-out over thirteen Wednesday nights throughout the spring, starting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (ET). Sneak preview here

Following their weekly premiere on Bounce, the new episodes will also be available on the popular subscription streaming service Brown Sugar on Thursday mornings. Complete seasons one through five are available on Brown Sugar anytime.

In The Cut revolves around Jay Weaver (Dorien Wilson, The Parkers) who must adjust to married life with Cheryl (Kellita Smith, The Bernie Mac Show), all while running a barbershop and beauty salon together. This season, the pair – along with Jay’s son Kenny (Ken Lawson, The Parkers) and their friends Smitty (John Marshall Jones, Rectify), Mabel (Laura Hayes, Meet The Browns) and Percy (Dorion Renaud) – must contend with their biggest challenges yet – including convincing the city not to demolish the business to pave the way for a new freeway.

This season will also include guest appearances from Dawn Halfkenny (Saints & Sinners), Chastity Dotson (Imposters), Luenell (Dolemite Is My Name), YoYo (Love & Hip Hop Hollywood) and Aida Rodriguez (Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready).

“In The Cut, now entering season six, has been one of our most-popular original series and we are looking forward to sharing new episodes with our viewers in April,” said Bounce Executive Vice President of Original Programming David Hudson.

In The Cut was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs, both of whom produce another Bounce hit original series, Family Time, currently in production on season seven. Evans also produced the classic sitcoms Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show.

About Bounce

Bounce (@bouncetv) programming can be seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku®, on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).