Charter Fails To Get $10B Suit Dismissed

A federal judge on Monday rejected a bid by Charter Communications to toss out a $10 billion racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African-American Owned Media for “racial discrimination in contracting for television channel carriage.”

Black-Owned Media Take On AT&T, DirecTV

A black-owned media company sued AT&T for $10 billion this week, claiming AT&T shut it out from co-defendant DirecTV, for racial reasons, after buying the satellite company for $67 billion. The National Association of African-American Owned Media claims in its Dec. 2 federal complaint that it represents “at least one” African American-owned media company. It does not identify that company, but says it owns seven channels that produce original content, 32 television series, and a library of thousands of hours of programming.