Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks said it has “resolved and withdrawn” its lawsuit against Charter Communications. The one-sentence joint statement from Entertainment Studios and Charter did not elaborate on whether Allen’s TV channels would now be carried by Charter or if any money changed hands.
The veteran distribution and marketing executive moves from The Weather Channel to become VP of network distribution at the Allen Media Group division.
A federal appeals court cleared the way for Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks to pursue civil rights suits against two of the nation’s biggest cable operators, Charter Communications and Comcast. These lawsuits seek sizable damages — $20 billion against Comcast and $10 billion against Charter — for alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act.
Entertainment Studios Networks announced an expansion of its distribution, sales, and marketing team with the appointment of Eric Claytor as senior vice president, affiliate distribution and marketing. Claytor will be responsible for accelerating distribution efforts for the company’s portfolio of eight HD cable television networks nationwide. He will be based at Entertainment Studios’ new regional office […]