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Media mogul said nominee supports local broadcasting By Jon Lafayette Media mogul Byron Allen has sent an open letter to the U.S. Senate urging lawmakers to confirm Gigi Sohn as an FCC commissioner. The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to consider Sohn’s nomination at a hearing on Dec. 1 Sohn,...

Local Now tops 420 streaming channels By Jon Lafayette Vevo said it launched 10 streaming music channels on Allen Media Group’s Local Now. The deal with Local Now is part of Vevo’s strategy to bring its content to viewers through connected TVs in both on-demand and linear formats. Vevo said...

The deal with the Allen Media Group-owned streaming service expands Vevo’s footprint in more than 225 markets across the U.S. By George Winslow NEW YORK—The music video network Vevo has announced that it will be launching 10 channels on Local Now as part of a partnership with...

Media mogul sued fast-food burger chain in May By Jon Lafayette Byron Allen, who is building a minority-owned media empire, called on the board of directors of McDonald’s to fire its CEO, Chris Kempczinski, citing a racist culture at the fast-food burger chain. In the most recent incident, Kempczinski sent...

By Patrick Hipes EXCLUSIVE: Brooke Kahn has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Content Distribution, Partnerships and Programming at Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, the company said Wednesday. Kahn, who joined AMG in 2017, had been VP Digital Sales and Partnerships. In the newly expanded role, she will continue to...

By TVN Staff Today, The Weather Channel announced its fall programming lineup, which includes two new weekly series, Uncharted Adventure and Frozen Gold. In addition to these new series, the network is also bringing back Weather Gone Viral for its seventh season. Debuting Sunday, Nov. 7, at 9/8c, Uncharted Adventure takes viewers on a...