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And make a little — or a lot of — money along the way By Paige Albiniak Byron Allen understands the power of multiplication. In the current world of streaming, subscription video-on-demand and direct-to-consumer offerings, multiplication is everything. When you charge tens of million people even just...

By Anthony D'Alessandro EXCLUSIVE: Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group feature film division, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, has picked up the worldwide media rights to the critically-acclaimed historic biography From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo. Written by author/historian Mary Stanton (Journey Toward Justice, Freedom Walk, The Hand of Esau), From...

By Michael Balderston Allen, a leading TV exec and entrepreneur, will share his story and insights on inclusion WASHINGTON—Byron Allen, the founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, has been announced as the opening keynote speaker for CultureX Conversations, a virtual conference produced by TV Tech, B+C, Next|TV and Multichannel...

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 “Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks has resolved and withdrawn...