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By Bruce Haring Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, and Billy Crystal are among the big names joining Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group television production division Entertainment Studios and Funny or Die for a live-streaming comedy event next month. The fundraiser will support hunger-relief organization Feeding America. The event will livestream on the...

By Mark K. Miller Allen Media Group’s digital news division — The Grio — debuts a new video series for Facebook Watch. Staying In Business features interviews and profiles of African-American business owners who reveal how they are adapting to unprecedented times in America, while focusing on how these black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs are...

By Ashley Cullins CF Entertainment says Nielsen is extorting it over ratings — and says it can't do business with advertisers without that information. The Weather Channel's owner says Nielsen is engaging in "predatory pricing" because of its monopoly on ratings services. CF Entertainment on Friday sued The...

By Michael Depp As veterans of extreme weather coverage and robust remote production, The Weather Channel was ready for the storm the coronavirus brought to the industry. Network President Tom O’Brien says little has been upended by the pandemic, though the channel is now programming more...