Allen Media’s Local Now Adds Newly-Launched Time FAST Channel

Allen Media Group’s free streaming service for local news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment in America – Local Now – said today it’s adding the Time FAST channel. The Time FAST channel, powered by Time’s premium digital […]


Cloud Migration Needs Enterprise-Wide Effort

Moving on-prem operations requires involvement from all parts of the company, not just engineering and IT, said tech leaders at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 conference last week.

ViX Streaming Service Adds The Weather Channel en Español

The Allen Media Group Spanish-language network, The Weather Channel en Español, has patnered with the ViX  Spanish-language streaming service. The Weather Channel en Español is now available to stream on ViX on ch. 105 in the U.S. The […]

Weather Channel Using VideoAmp As Currency For Upfront Ad Deals

Allen Media Group’s The Weather Channel Television Network is now using VideoAmp as its primary ad currency during the upfront season. “The Weather Channel is very proud to be the […]

Local Now Adds 19 NBCU Channels To FAST Channel Lineup

Included are 11 NBC local news channels, six regional and national Telemundo channels and NBC entertainment channels American Crimes and NBC LX Home.

‘theGrio News’ Sets Show About Race With The Associated Press

Allen Media’s Local Now Adds 18 CBS FAST Channels

Now available on the streaming service are local and national channels from CBS News and Stations, CBS Sports Golazo Network and CBS Media Ventures’ ‘Inside Edition’ and Dabl network.

TV2025: Cloud Strategies For Media Groups

Technology leaders from Sinclair, Allen Media Group, Perspective Media Group and more share their latest thinking on designing and implementing cloud workflows for station groups, networks and other media organizations at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future Conference at the NAB New York Show on Oct. 25. Register here.

Allen Media Sets 10-Year Partnership For HBCU Go And Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Allen Media Group’s free-streaming digital platform, HBCU Go — the media provider for the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) — has signed a 10-year media rights partnership with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) that […]

Allen Media Group Launches 3 New Daily Court Series In Syndication

Mathis Court with Judge Mathis, Justice For the People with Judge Milian and Equal Justice with Judge Eboni K. Williams are now available.

Allen Media Group’s Local Now Launching Six FAST Channels From Banijay

Allen Media Group’s Local Now said it make a deal with Banijay Rights to stream free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels based on some of Banijay’s reality, dating and game shows.

Byron Allen’s Local Now Launches WaPo FAST Channel

The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now – the free-streaming service for local news and entertainment – announced today the addition of Washington Post Television to its channel line-up. Washington Post Television provides breaking […]


With Major Studios Cooling On Syndication, Stations Seek Program Alternatives

Several low-cost shows are premiering this fall, but big names are nowhere to be seen.

Allen Media Chooses Daryl V. Atkinson As Winner Of Inaugural ‘theGrio Heroes’ Award

Allen Media Group’s news, sports, and entertainment multi-media platform theGrio has chosen its first recipient of its TheGrio Heroes initiative: Daryl V. Atkinson. Atkinson is co-founder and co-director of Forward Justice, […]

Allen Media Group, VideoAmp Set 10-Year Ad Currency Deal

VideoAmp is tapped to be AMG’s primary and preferred currency provider.

Independent Streaming Alliance (ISA) Announces Formation

The new Independent Streaming Alliance (ISA) calls itself “a procompetitive independent industry forum to proactively engage and work collaboratively with consumers, platforms, regulators, and media.” ISA founding members include Allen […]

TheGrio Sets Lineup For Annual Juneteenth Special

Allen Media Group’s theGrio’s fourth annual Freedom Forward: Juneteenth Special will feature performances from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Jamar Langley from The Voice. It also features comedian Roy Wood Jr. and […]

Allen Media Files New Lawsuit Against McDonald’s For Fraud/False Promise

Byron Allen’s company claims McDonald’s has failed to honor its promise to spend 5% of its advertising budget on Black-owned media.

Allen Media Spotlights ‘Entertainment With Purpose’ At First Upfront Presentation

Executives and on-air talent from Allen Media Group showcased an expanding and increasingly multimedia programming lineup for brand marketers and media buyers during an upfront presentation in New York that highlighted the company’s investment in new shows and in expanded reach on linear TV and digital platforms. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images for Allen Media Group/The Weather Channel)

Allen Media Hires VideoAmp For Measurement

Allen Media Group told advertisers at its upfront lunch on Wednesday in New York that it has retained VideoAmp to handle TV measurement. “Nielsen does a horrible job,” said Byron Allen, Allen Media Group founder-CEO. Allen has sued Nielsen for fraud, alleging that Nielsen measurement failure cost his company money.

TheGrio To Air ‘Washington, D.C. Gala’ Honoring Gayle King

Allen Media Group’s African American-focused news, sports, lifestyle and entertainment multi-platform media outlet, theGrio, will honor CBS News journalist Gayle King with theGrio’s “Journalist Icon Award” in a ceremony in Washington on April 29 that will run on the network May 1.

Allen Media Launching High School Sports FAST Channel

Allen Media Group – in partnership with St. John Bosco High School of Bellflower, Calif.,  is slated to launch FAST channel Bosco+ later this spring. The Bosco+ FAST channel will […]

Allen Media Selects Cadent To Expand Addressability Of TV Inventory

Allen Media Group and Cadent, an independent platform for advanced TV advertising, today announced its agreement for Cadent to provide audience targeting and measurement capabilities of Cadent Aperture Platform to enhance […]

Allen Media Adding New Court Show With Marilyn Milian

Justice for the People with Judge Milian gets a firm go for fall as the company’s ninth syndicated court show.

Allen Media’s ‘Mathis Court’ Set To Launch With Over 90% U.S. Clearance

Host Judge Greg Mathis will actively partner with TV stations to provide legal commentary and insights to current news stories when the new show debuts this fall.

Three Allen Media Group FAST Channels Now Live On Redbox Streaming App

Allen Media Group formed a new partnership with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and its subsidiary company Redbox. Redbox Live TV — a free streaming service available within the Redbox streaming app, featuring more than […]

Allen Media Group’s Free Streaming Platforms Add Speedvision FAST Channel

The Speedvision FAST channel brings more than 500 hours of automotive programming to the AMG free-streaming platforms Local Now, Sports.TV and theGrio streaming app.

Byron Allen, Tyler Perry Eye BET Majority Stake as Paramount Explores Sale

Paramount is exploring a potential sale of a majority stake in its BET business, which includes BET, VH1 and the BET+ streaming service. Among interested buyers are Tyler Perry, a longtime partner of BET, who is engaged in conversations to buy the stake., and Byron Allen, who controls a number of local TV stations as well as The Weather Channel and other assets via his Allen Media Group and Entertainment Studios firms. “Byron Allen is interested in buying BET, and he will be pursuing the acquisition of the network,” a rep for the mogul says.

Polaris Partners With Byron Allen’s HBCU Go

As part of their partnership, Polaris will create content for HBCU Go, VOD, as well as AMG properties including TheGrio. Content will be focused on culture, music and news.

Byron Allen Speaks Up Against Antisemitism At Harvard Event

Allen Media To Launch ‘Mathis Court With Judge Mathis’

The company’s eighth daily court series will be available for fall 2023 in broadcast syndication and cable.


Byron Allen: Too much talk, not enough action on advertising equity

During a TVNewsCheck webinar, the founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group, said two years of talk from big brands and their agencies had yielded little progress on the effort to convince advertisers to devote more of their budgets to Black-owned media companies. He called for more sponsorships to help startups and denounced the practice of shifting spending from Black-targeted programming to Black-owned media.

NBC Slots ‘Byron Allen Presents The Comedy And Music Superfest’

The two-hour special Co-Hosted by Byron Allen, Kenan Thompson, Cedric The Entertainer, Howie Mandel, Tiffany Haddish and Gabriel Iglesias featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and music, will air Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 p.m.

Local Now Adds Bon Appétit, Architectural Digest And GQ

Three new FAST channels offer programming from the Condé Nast Entertainment brands.

Allen Media Group Launches ‘Equal Justice With Judge Eboni K. Williams’

The new daily court series for fall 2023 in broadcast syndication and cable is a firm go.

Byron Allen to headline TVN webinar

Black-owned and Black-targeted media leaders are stepping up their campaign to convince major advertisers to boost spending on companies like theirs. Byron Allen, founder, founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group, will join Kathy Haley, co-founder and publisher of TVNewsCheck, for an in depth and frank conversation about how marketers and their agencies can help bring equity to a marketplace that has long paid lower rates for and minimized spending on Black-owned and Black-targeted media. Join the conversation by registering here for the webinar, set for Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET

Allen Media Group’s ‘Local Now’ Launches 3 NBC News FAST Channels

The Allen Media Group free digital streaming platform Local Now has added three NBC News FAST channels to its lineup. In partnership with NBC News, Local Now has expanded its news and entertainment footprint […]

Allen Media Group Launching ‘Fast: Home Rescue’ In Syndication

It sets a fall 2023 rollout for the weekly one-hour series highlighting home renovations for families impacted by natural disasters.


Studio Execs: Streaming Won’t Kill Syndication

Executives expect a quiet ’23 for the syndication market but insist that streaming isn’t hastening its demise altogether. Audiences and advertisers are still hanging in, though programming budgets may need to be right sized under pressure from fragmentation.

Allen Media Group Ups Andrew Temple To COO Of Broadcast Sales & Syndication

The 25-year company veteran will continue to oversee all broadcast syndication/distribution, over-the-air broadcast networks, as well as operations/distribution for HBCU GO.