Byron Allen’s TheGrio.TV 24/7 Broadcast Television Network picked up by Fox Television Station
TheGrio.TV will feature content focused on African Americans reaching over 100 million American homes via over-the-air TV stations, cable / telco / satellite platforms and free digital streaming. TheGrio.TV – with its new network brand slogan âOur Culture Foreverâ – will feature films, sitcoms, dramas, concerts, talk shows, variety shows, game shows, news and lifestyle content.
The eleven Fox The markets for owned and operated television are: new York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia cream, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Orlando. These eleven US television markets represent 29.6 percent of general market households and 36.3 percent of African-American households.
Formerly owned by NBCUniversal, LeGrio.com was bought by Byron Allen in 2016, when it had less than a million monthly active users. In summer 2020, LeGrio.com peaked at over 10.5 million monthly active users. LeGrio.com is now one of the most visited news and entertainment sites for the African American community, and is the largest employer of African American journalists. Over the past 2 years, Allen Media Group invested more a billion dollars in the acquisition of media assets, including The weather channel in 2018, and 16 television channels affiliated with the ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX broadcast network across the country. Allen Media Group plans to invest another 10 billion dollars over the next two years to acquire other strategic media assets.
“Le Grio – which means” storyteller “in Africa – is the first platform to offer an online digital news destination, a free streaming app providing local news, weather, sports, traffic and entertainment content geolocated to the user’s zip code, as well as a live television network, âsaid Byron Allen, Founder / Chairman / CEO of Allen Media Group. âWith the stations owned and operated by Fox becoming our launch group, TheGrio.TV live 24/7 live television network is now positioned for long-term, sustainable success. “
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS / ALLEN MEDIA GROUP
President and CEO Byron Allen based Entertainment studios in 1993. Based in Los Angeles, she has offices in new York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment studios has 16 television channels affiliated with the ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX network and ten 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 180 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, ANIMALS.TV,
COMEDIE.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, JUSTICECENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO.TV, and THIS TV. Entertainment Studios will add its eleventh network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN SPANISH in 2021.
Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW free–AVOD streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, who provide real-time, hyper-local information on weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle.
Entertainment studios also produces, distributes and sells advertising for 67 television shows, making it one of the largest independent producers / distributors of first-run syndicated television shows for television stations. International entertainment studios Television continues to expand the brand image and content of the ES company around the world. He currently has active license agreements and programming in South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, The Bahamas, Canada and New Zealand. With a library of over 5,000 hours of content across multiple genres, Entertainment studios delivers video content to television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to deliver great programming to our viewers, online users and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
Entertainment Studios Movies is a full-service motion picture distribution company specializing in mass market commercial content. ESMP released the highest-grossing independent film of 2017, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which brought in more than $ 44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released Western HOSTILES, the historical mystery thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the rest of 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS DOWN: NO CAGE. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Movies, Freestyle digital media, is a leading multiplatform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, a proven track record and a seasoned sales team, Freestyle digital media is a real hotbed for independent films.
In 2016, Entertainment Studios purchased The Grio, a video-centric digital news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently under-represented in existing national media. The Grio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics such as breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was later purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has over 100 million annual visitors.
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