Two new and popular television networks Bounce and Grit have joined the DIRECTV channel lineup.

Bounce, which features a programming mix of original series and movies, theatrical motion pictures, off network series, specials and events designed for Black audiences, can be seen on DIRECTV channel 82.

Grit, home of legendary heroes, stars, and timeless tales of the American West in all-time favorite western movies and TV series, is now on DIRECTV channel 81.

Both networks are part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

“Bounce is the fastest growing Black-audience-focused network on television, and the enormous popularity of the western genre has made Grit a hot and highly-rated network as well,” said Jeffrey Wolf, chief distribution officer, Scripps Networks division. “DIRECTV recognizes the importance and value in offering both networks, and we look forward to their customers enjoying Bounce and Grit for years to come.”

 

“DIRECTV recognizes the importance and value in offering both networks, and we look forward to their customers enjoying Bounce and Grit for years to come.” – Jeffrey Wolf

 

DIRECTV customers will now be able to watch all-new episodes of Bounce’s hit original series “Johnson” – focusing on four life-long best friends who share the same last name – airing Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET. On Sept. 24, Bounce launches another new original series, “Finding Happy, following life’s ups and downs from the Black female perspective. Both “Johnson” and “Finding Happy” come from Eric C. Rhone’s & Cedric The Entertainer production company A Bird & A Bird Entertainment.

 

 

The addition of Bounce and Grit to DIRECTV’s robust channel lineup follows the inclusion of ALLBLK Network, with focus on Black entertainment and ACORN which features British programming.

Both Bounce and Grit are part of DIRECTV CHOICE package and above on both SATELLITE and STREAM.

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