The company behind the over-the-air TV network Bounce TV is now launching a streaming service called Brown Sugar. The new service will focus on the African-American community according to its VP of Digital Content Calandria Meadows.
Brown Sugar costs $3.99 a month and comes with about 300 titles with a mix of movies and TV shows. It offers current shows and classics such as “Shaft” and “Foxy Brown.” Brown Sugar also reported that it plans to expand into original content.
You can find Brown Sugar on Roku players, iOS, Chromecast, Android, and PCs. So far no plans have been announced to bring the service to more devices.
Katz, which owns Bounce TV, also owns Excape TV, Grit TV, and Laff TV. Recently Katz was sold to Scripps but will maintain the same CEO and will continue to be produced in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
“In today’s fragmented television ecosystem, a growing number of viewers are consuming content from new over-the-air networks as a complement to over-the-top services,” said Rich Boehne, chairman, president, and CEO of Scripps. “The entrepreneurs at Katz were among the first to take full advantage of this resurgence in over-the-air viewing. We were early investors in the company, and it’s a strategy and team we know well.”
“Acquiring these innovators will increase our opportunity to serve the nation’s largest advertisers, who see tremendous value in the networks’ content and the large, targeted audiences they draw.”
You can add Brown Sugar to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/162326/brown-sugar
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