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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Included are 11 NBC local news channels, six regional and national Telemundo channels and NBC entertainment channels American Crimes and NBC LX Home.
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.
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 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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
Several low-cost shows are premiering this fall, but big names are nowhere to be seen.
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, […]
VideoAmp is tapped to be AMG’s primary and preferred currency provider.
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 […]
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 […]
Byron Allen’s company claims McDonald’s has failed to honor its promise to spend 5% of its advertising budget on Black-owned media.
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 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.
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 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 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 […]
Justice for the People with Judge Milian gets a firm go for fall as the company’s ninth syndicated court show.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
The company’s eighth daily court series will be available for fall 2023 in broadcast syndication and cable.
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.
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.
Three new FAST channels offer programming from the Condé Nast Entertainment brands.
The new daily court series for fall 2023 in broadcast syndication and cable is a firm go.
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
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 […]
It sets a fall 2023 rollout for the weekly one-hour series highlighting home renovations for families impacted by natural disasters.
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.
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.