Bounce Names Former Turner Exec Hall to Programming Post


Former Turner programming executive Billy Hall has been named executive vice president, programming and production, a new position at Bounce TV.

Hall, who had been vice president of programming and digital scheduling for TNT and TBS, will oversee all scheduling, program planning, acquisitions, operations and original production for the year-old network aimed at African-Americans.

He will report to Bounce COO Jonathan Katz, another former Turner exec.

"Billy is a tremendous creative talent with a proven and successful track record as one of the top programmers in our business," Katz said in a statement. "Bounce TV's meteoric growth is driven by the team of smart and seasoned industry veterans we've been fortunate to assemble, so we are thrilled to have someone of Billy's experience and caliber join our extraordinary group of executives."

Before Turner, Hall worked at Fox Cable, the Health and Sciences Network, Lifetime, Walt Disney Studio, Disney Channel and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Bounce TV also said it renewed its series Uptown Comic for a second series. Uptown Comic features standup performances and is hosted by Rodney Perry.