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By Diane Haithman “Free is everybody’s favorite price,” Allen says of Local Now, streaming premium content plus local news “geo-fenced” to your zip code Following the pandemic surge in paid subscribers for streaming services, media entrepreneur Byron Allen believes the time is right for Local Now, a streaming service that...

In addition to live channels that feature national news, superstar talent and marquee content partners, Local Now’s state-of-the-art streaming platform now also delivers original local news, weather and information, customized by market. By Mark K. Miller Local Now, a streaming platform that Byron Allen acquired when he bought...

By Bruce Haring The National Association of Broadcasters has announced the results of the 2021 NAB Radio and Television Board elections. The two-year terms of the elected board members will begin in June 2021. NAB is the advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in...

By Jessika Walsten Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios chief will start two-year term in June 2021 Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, was elected to the National Association of Broadcasters' television board Wednesday. Allen will start his two-year term in June 2021. The NAB also said that...

By Jon Lafayette Byron Allen and Verizon set Black-owned media summit for May Verizon said it will increase its spending with Black-owned media companies and will hold a Black-owned Media Summit with Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, which has been pushing for big business to spend more...

By Matt Grobar Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group has partnered with Verizon on a Black-owned media summit scheduled for May. The goal of this new diversity, equity and inclusion initiative is to increase media spending with Black-owned companies based in the United States. “I’m very proud of Verizon, one of the largest...

By B+C Staff Deal adds New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other major markets to This TV mix This TV, an over-the-air network carried on broadcast stations’ subchannels, added distribution to eight major market ABC-owned subchannels on April 1. Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group bought This TV...