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By Tim Baysinger Byron Allen considers his stewardship of the Weather Channel, which he acquired nearly three years ago to the surprise of many, a live-saving endeavor. Quite literally, in fact. “It’s become more important than ever before, because of what’s happened with climate change, with global...

By Jill Goldsmith Byron Allen acquired The Weather Channel three year ago, gathered scientists at its Atlanta campus and asked “Are we in trouble?” After an unequivocal yes, “I decided not to be Switzerland,” the founder Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios told TCA Tuesday. Environmental journalists face pressure to avoid offending climate change non-believers. But “I...

By Alexandra Del Rosario February 3, 2021 7:10pm UPDATED, 7:10 PM: Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and Charter Communications have agreed to settle Allen’s $10 billion racial-discrimination  lawsuit against the telecommunications giant. The parties put out a brief joint statement tonight announcing the deal. “Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks has resolved and withdrawn...

Watch Byron Allen's full content session from NATPE Miami 2021 Virtual conference, hosted by Natasha Alford, Vice President of Digital Content at theGrio. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLL6-EBw8Pc&feature=youtu.be[/embed]...

By Dino-Ray Ramos [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1lpJP46oEQ&feature=emb_title[/embed] EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired rights to Afro-Latinx Revolution: Puerto Rico a documentary from journalist and host Natasha S. Alford, Vice President of Digital Content & Senior Correspondent, theGrio. The docu is produced in partnership with the...

By Mark K. Miller Allen Media Group’s Local Now streaming app is now available over the Internet to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex customers. As Local Now continues to expand its national reach and depth of programming, this launch enables X1 and Flex customers to say “Local Now” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to access the free streaming service’s...