In Bounce TV upfront presentation, the network introduced five new original series and renewed Off The Chain, but it also announced that Bounce Beats got renewed for season two, and the cabler also announced some acquisitions.
Bounce Beats is Bounce TV’s top 10 countdown of the hottest R&B and soul music videos in the country. Season two premieres Fall 2013.
The Newlywed Game will be back on broadcast television on Bounce TV. Hosted by The View’s Sherri Shepherd, this new version is as wild and hilarious as the one viewer’s remember – but with a decidedly sassy and contemporary flavor. The Newlywed Game is produced by Embassy Row for GSN. Broadcast television premiere, debuts Fall 2013.
New Sports Rights:
Bounce TV announced a new exclusive sports right agreement with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) which consists of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) located in the southern United States for regular season football games in October and November plus the SIAC Conference Championship Game on November 16. The network also televises both football and basketball games from the nation’s largest African American athletic conference, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA.)
Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Bounce TV has acquired the television rights to nearly 40 African American-skewing motion pictures in a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Among the titles Bounce TV lands in the new agreement: The 11-time Academy Award®-nominated The Color Purple (1985) featuring the Oscar®-nodded performances by Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery; a trio of Denzel Washington films including his Academy Award®-nominated turn as Malcolm X (1992) directed by Spike Lee, John Q (2002) and the 1993 thriller The Pelican Brief ; the critically-acclaimed story of the search for justice by the widow of slain Civil Rights leader Medger Evans, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996); Morgan Freeman in Lean On Me (1989); Whitney Houston’s breakout performance in 1992’s The Bodyguard; LL Cool J and Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea (1999); The Wesley Snipes thrillers New Jack City (1991) with Ice-T and 1997’s Murder at 1600 ; Menace II Society (1993), the original Shaft (1971) and two subsequent sequels and others.
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