Bounce TV, the broadcast multicast channel targeting African-American viewers, will double its original programming production for the 2016-17 upfront season, premiering new originals every week of the year starting this fall.
“With millions watching each week, Bounce TV originals have become the network’s highest-rated and most-watched programming,” said Jonathan Katz, COO of Bounce TV. “We are significantly increasing our investment in original production in order to meet the strong demand from our viewers and advertisers.”
The Atlanta-based network has teamed with Emmy-winning journalist Ed Gordon to launch the network’s first-ever news magazine show titled “Ed Gordon.” Gordon will produce and host a series of one-hour specials featuring interviews with entertainers and pop-cultural figures.
“Saints & Sinners,” Bounce TV’s highest-rated show, has been renewed for a second season along with sitcoms “Mann & Wife,” “Family Time” and “In the Cut.” Its stand-up comedy series “Off the Chain” will also be returning.
“Bounce TV has become a powerful television brand with multi-generational appeal and a network that viewers trust because we entertain them in an authentic and culturally responsible way,” said Elverage Allen, exec VP of of advertising sales.
In partnership with the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Bounce TV will carry the 25th annual Trumpet Awards, which celebrate African-American leaders from entertainment, politics and other fields.
Bounce TV’s schedule also includes boxing matches presented through the Premier Boxing Champions network.