Byron Allen


Byron Allen’s discrimination suit against Comcast & Charter gets go-ahead

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has given Byron Allen and his Entertainment Studios the go-ahead to pursue discrimination lawsuits against Comcast and Charter Communications. The lawsuits, which were filed in 2015 and 2016 for violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866, requests $20bn in damages from Comcast and $10bn from Charter. […]

Byron Allen storms to $300m Weather Channel acquisition

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired The Weather Channel for US$300 million. Allen (pictured) has acquired the assets of the US cable network, collectively The Weather Group, through his Allen Media firm. The Entertainment Studios chairman and CEO bought the network from The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and NBCUniversal. The deal hands the cable entrepreneur […]

Comcast accused of violating NBCU deal term

Comcast has been accused of reneging on a key term of its acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2011, which required the broadcast, cable and telecoms group to launch new diversity-focused channels. Major American syndication prodco Entertainment Studios and The National Association of African American-Owned Media on Friday filed a petition with US media regulator the Federal […]