UMC's "Bronx SIU" Receives Three Daytime Emmy Nominations for Digital Daytime Drama Categories

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SILVER SPRING, Md., March 21, 2019  -- UMC (Urban Movie Channel), the first and leading streaming service for Black film and television from AMC Networks' RLJ Entertainment, is excited to announce that it has received three Daytime Emmy award nominations for its popular crime drama series, "Bronx SIU:"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama SeriesBrian White as Jimmy Blue

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama SeriesShanti Lowry as Yolanda Rodriguez

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama SeriesAmeer Baraka as Darius

The series follows the pursuits of homicide detective, Jimmy Blue (White) as he heads up an elite unit of investigators tasked with solving the boroughs most heinous crimes. After his life-threatening, on-the-job injury reveals a crooked cop in the SIU division, the second season follows the team as they work to seek out the mole and uncover the truth around Jimmy's case.

"Following last year's Daytime Emmy nomination for Richard Brooks' role on Victoria Rowell's "The Rich and the Ruthless," we are thrilled to be recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a second year," said Brett Dismuke, Chief Content Officer of UMC and Sylvia George, UMC's General Manager. "Our content creators are the heart of UMC and without the execution of their visions bringing these stories to life, we wouldn't be able to showcase the level of diversity and representation that audiences crave. Congratulations to Brian, Shanti, Ameer and the entire 'Bronx SIU' team!"

Created by Dan Garcia and Michael Mayhall, the first season of "Bronx SIU" premiered in July of 2018. Season 2 of the crime drama, "Bronx SIU: Vengeance," premieres today, Thursday, March 21st. New episodes air weekly through Thursday, April 25, 2019 after which both Seasons 1 and 2 of the series will be available to stream in their entirety at any time.

About UMC (Urban Movie Channel)
UMC (Urban Movie Channel) is the first and largest subscription streaming service dedicated to Black film and television from AMC Networks' privately-owned subsidiary, RLJ Entertainment. UMC displays fresh original series, feature films, documentaries, stage plays and other popular Black entertainment with new and exclusive content added every week. Watch UMC on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Comcast's Xfinity On Demand, Roku, Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick. At www.UMC.tv, UMC offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with UMC on Facebook at Facebook.com/UrbanMovieChannel and on Twitter/Instagram @WatchUMC.

About RLJ Entertainment
A privately-owned subsidiary of AMC Networks, RLJ Entertainment, Inc. is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE's titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE commissions and co-produces new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visit RLJENTERTAINMENT.COMACORN.TV, and UMC.TV

Press Contact: Farah Noel, 301.830.6247fnoel@umc.tv

SOURCE RLJ Entertainment, Inc.