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Byron Allen Buys Black News Channel for $11M

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group is buying the Black News Channel, with plans to revive the bankrupt cable news outlet and significantly grow its distribution footprint. Allen’s company is acquiring “substantially all” of BNC’s assets for $11 million, with a bankruptcy court in Tallahassee, Florida, formally signing off on the sale. BNC is available in […]

CBS News to Feature The Weather Channel Reporting in Wide-Ranging Content Partnership

CBS News and The Weather Channel have struck a wide-ranging partnership that will see Weather Channel correspondents, reporting and technology featured across CBS News programming. Byron Allen, CEO of Weather Channel owner Allen Media Group, announced the partnership on CBS Mornings Monday. As part of the deal, weather and climate reporting from The Weather Channel, […]

Allen Media Group Promotes Bill Vergos to Digital Film Distribution Head

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group has promoted Bill Vergos to head of digital film distribution for Freestyle Digital Media. Vergos is bumped up from vp of operation and sales at Freestyle Releasing, the indie film distributor now called Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures after it was acquired by Allen in 2015. Freestyle Digital Media, the digital […]

Byron Allen Says He Plans to Bid on NFL’s Denver Broncos

Media mogul and television host Byron Allen says he is preparing a bid to own the Denver Broncos, the NFL franchise that is currently for sale. Allen, the founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group, confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that he intends to make an offer for the team following talks between himself […]

Byron Allen Hires Shaun Williams as CFO Overseeing Allen Media Studios

Byron Allen’s newly launched Allen Media Studios has hired Shaun Williams as chief financial officer. Williams most recently served as CFO at indie Solstice Studios, and before that was head of finance at the London-based indie studio ALL3Media and CFO for Studio 8. He also had executive roles at Graham King’s GK Films/Film District banner, […]

Byron Allen Among Bidders for Local TV Giant TEGNA

TEGNA, the local TV company with some 64 stations in 51 markets, confirmed Tuesday that it has received multiple acquisition proposals. “Consistent with its fiduciary duty to TEGNA shareholders, the Board will carefully review and evaluate these proposals,” the company said in a statement. The company did not provide any specifics on who the bidders […]

Byron Allen Buys 7 Gray Divestiture TV Stations for $380M

The deal brings Allen Media Broadcasting’s stable to 23 ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox network affiliate stations nationwide, with plans to buy more over the next two years.

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos on Biden: “Let’s See What Joe Can Do With His Sharpie”

Paramount chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, an early Biden supporter and fundraiser, on watching election returns ("The pain of 2016 came rushing back") and his hopes for the new administration: "I guess the biggest challenge is how much he can do by executive order"

Byron Allen on His Plans for Media Domination: “What You See Today Will Be 10,000 Times Bigger”

Since he was a kid, comic turned mogul Byron Allen has played the long game, acquiring assets like The Weather ?Channel and taking a racial equality dispute with Comcast all the way to the Supreme? Court on a path to global domination.

Byron Allen’s Movie Studio Taps Former CBS Films Exec as CFO

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios has named Reid Sullivan as CFO of its motion picture division.

Byron Allen v. Comcast: Supreme Court Race Case Could Reshape Bias Lawsuits

When Byron Allen first launched a legal rampage back in 2015, few would have guessed he would get to the Supreme Court with a case that could transform the way discrimination lawsuits are handled and represents a coda on 19th century Reconstruction efforts after the Civil War.

Marsai Martin, Byron Allen Call for Industry Accountability at Annual Culture Creators Innovators & Leaders Awards

MVPs, studio executives and prominent Hollywood figures gathered Saturday to celebrate and appreciate black culture at the fourth annual Culture Creators Innovators and Leaders Awards Brunch at the Beverly Hilton.