Bounce TV has announced that the black TV network has inked a multi-year deal to televise live boxing events of the new Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series, joining NBC Sports Group, CBS Sports and SPIKE TV as television partners for the PBC series.
“PBC The Next Round” will be a monthly series, with two hours of live boxing, featuring the most exciting prospects in the sport and boxing’s future stars.
The series will premiere on Bounce TV in July, with a schedule of fights and on-air talent to be announced shortly.
“This series provides future stars of boxing frequent nationwide exposure on over-the-air television, and will benefit the African-American audience who I believe miss watching this great sport on free TV,” said co-founder Martin Luther King, III.
Co-founder Ambassador Andrew Young commented, “Many legendary boxing champions have been heroes to the African American community, whose love of, and passion for, the ‘sweet science’ spans decades. I am thrilled that Bounce TV will take part in this great sport’s return to prominence.”
Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV founders include Mr. King III, Ambassador Young and sports and entertainment entrepreneur Alan Haymon.
Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched* among all AA networks. It has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.
* Source: Nielsen L+SD 12/29/14-1/25/15 Total Day in HHs, Total Viewers and P25-54