TheGrio To Premiere ‘Masters Of The Game’ On Sept. 30

Interviewing living legends in an intimate setting, writer, journalist and critic Touré hosts Masters of the Game, a new show premiering Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and airing original episodes every last Friday of the month on Allen Media Group’s theGrio cable channel. Subsequent airings will be available on demand and on theGrio’s […]

HBCU Go/TheGrio Attracts Major Fortune 500 Sponsors

Allen Media Group says it has secured numerous major Madison Avenue advertising sponsors for the launch of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) sports for HBCU Go and theGrio Television Network’s 2022-23 sports programming season. Brand sponsors include: Procter & Gamble, Honda, AT&T, Stellantis, Walmart, Toyota, Bank of America, Verizon, Lexus, Meta, Allstate, Boost Mobile, […]

Allen Media’s ‘Local Now’ And ‘The Grio’ Platforms Add ‘Love Stories TV’ FAST Channel

Allen Media Group’s free streaming digital platforms Local Now and theGrio Streaming App are offering the Love Stories TV FAST channel, which offers inspirational, real love stories as entertainment. The Love Stories TV FAST channel is now available in the U.S. for the first time on Local Now and theGrio Streaming App. This follows the success of Love Stories TV with existing partners Rakuten TV in Europe and Samsung TV Plus in Australia. […]

TheGrio Adds News And Political TV Host Marc Lamont Hill

Allen Media Group has hired veteran academic, author, activist and television host Marc Lamont Hill for AMG’s Black news/entertainment media platform, theGrio. Hill will bring his perspectives on culture, politics, race, sports and education to all of theGrio media platforms: theGrio television network, theGrio free-streaming app, theGrio news/entertainment website, and the recently-launched theGrio Black Podcast […]

Talking TV: TheGrio Casts A Wide Net For Black Audiences

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Geraldine Moriba, SVP of news and entertainment for TheGrio, about the company’s launch of a new podcast network and its ambitions for more news, context and analysis as it aims to build a big tent for Black audiences across multiple platforms. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

TheGrio Seeking To Deliver News, Entertainment Content To Black Audiences Across Multiple Platforms

TheGrio Black Podcast Network Celebrates Black Music Month In June

TheGrio Black Podcast Network (TGBPN) will celebrate Black Music Month in June on Dear Culture with Panama Jackson. In the Janet vs. Michael episode dropping June 2, Panama questions if Michael Jackson is truly the King of Pop … or whether Janet is the sibling with the best albums. In this episode, theGrio’s entertainment writer Matthew Allen […]

Allen Media Rolling Out TheGrio Black Podcast Network

Dear Culture with Panama Jackson debuts May 26. Six more podcasts will premiere throughout this summer and fall.

Allen Media Names Langevine Ad Sales VP

Veteran ad sales executive Jocelyn Langevine will represent theGrio, Allen Media Group’s African American-targeted website, television network and free-streaming app, focusing on cross-platform initiatives and brand integration.

Natasha Alford Upped At TheGrio Digital Network Platform

Entertainment Studios has named Natasha Alford the vice president of digital content for TheGrio digital network platform. In her new position, Alford will continue to be based at the Entertainment Studios offices in New York. Alford’s writing and on-air commentary has appeared on TheGrio for four years during her tenure as deputy editor, as well as numerous other outlets from The New […]

Byron Allen Buys TheGrio Digital News Platform