Bounce TV Launching 'Brown Sugar' Streaming Video Service24 Jul, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
The market for over-the-top video services targeting African American viewers has doubled in size.
Bounce TV July 24 announced the launch of Brown Sugar, a subscription-video-on-demand service claiming to feature the biggest collection of “baddest African-American movies” of all-time.
The $3.99 monthly (after a seven-day free trial) SVOD service is available on Apple TV, the same streaming media platform featuring Urban Movie Channel, the $4.99 SVOD service targeting black consumers with movies, TV shows and documentaries from RLJ Entertainment.
Brown Sugar’s extensive library of black movies includes: 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, in addition to documentaries such as More Than a Game, chronicling the early days of LeBron James.
The SVOD showcases original programming and features complete seasons of Bounce network series “Saints & Sinners,” “Mann & Wife,” “Family Time,” “In The Cut,” “Ed Gordon” and “Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce.”
Subscribers can watch content online () with any Apple device, or through iTunes to wirelessly play content from a PC or Mac on a widescreen TV. Brown Sugar is also available on Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Google Chromecast.
Former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III and Andrew Young III formed Atlanta-based Bounce TV network in 2011.