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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks to Launch on New Streaming Service, DirecTV Now

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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, Inc. has announced that its cable television networks Comedy.TV and Justicecentral.TV will be available on the new streaming service, DirecTV Now, when it launches later this month. The news comes a year after Allen’s Entertainment Studios… Continue Reading →
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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Names Eric Peterkofsky Evp, Talent & Public Relations

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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has promoted Eric Peterkofsky to Executive Vice President of Talent & Public Relations, effective immediately. Joining Entertainment Studios in 2007, Peterkofsky has served as a Talent Executive and a Public Relations Coordinator and in his new position will continue to oversee talent relations for all the company’s comedy programming for broadcast television syndication, and for the Es 24/7 HD cable television network, Comedy.TV. In…
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TV News Roundup: ‘Walking Dead’ Gets Super-Sized Finale, ‘Bloodline’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Date

Netflix’s “Bloodline” sets a Season 2 premiere date; “The Walking Dead” will get an extra-long Season 6 finale; “The Talk” will once again announce the Daytime Emmy nominations, and more from across the dial in today’s news round-up.

Scheduling:

The Walking Dead” will extend its Season 6 finale timeslot to 90 minutes, according to EW. Much like last year’s finale and the Season 6 premiere, the extended episode will run for an hour and a half on AMC, presumably to maximize the zombie mayhem in an episode that star Andrew Lincoln says made him “physically sick” after reading the script.

For the second year running, CBS’ “The Talk” will exclusively reveal the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominations live on Thursday, March 24 from 2-3 p.m. Et; 1-2 p.m. Pt/Ct. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will then release the full list online following the live announcement.

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Racial and Ethnic Discrimination Charges Fly in TV Distribution Fights

Is it a new frontier in the fight for racial equality or a below-the-belt effort to gain advantage in business negotiations?

TV carriage brawls between programmers and distributors have long produced heated rhetoric when battles go public. But in recent months, some disputes have moved to a new level of conflict with allegations that institutionalized racism at large media companies is driving discriminatory business decisions.

This month, Univision accused At&T, parent company of DirecTV and U-Verse, of conducting a form of “redlining” in the TV business by refusing, in Univision’s view, to pay the company’s Spanish-language stations retransmission fees on a par with its English-language network counterparts in a new contract with U-Verse. At&T blasted Univision in response for what it described as having “stooped to despicable allegations in an effort to extort an outrageous price increase.” (After a four-day blackout of Univision channels on U-Verse,
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At&T Settles Entertainment Studios’ Bias Suit With Deal To Carry Its Channels

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has a carriage deal with At&T and DirecTV — a little more than a year after it joined in a $10 billion lawsuit that accused the distributors of carrying too few minority-owned services. The telco’s DirecTV picked up Comedy.TV and Justice Central.TV beginning today, the company says in a brief announcement. U-verse will offer Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Es.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars.TV, and Pets.TV — and continue to offer Justice Central. The…
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At&T Settles Byron Allen Racial Discrimination Lawsuit, Picks Up 7 Channels

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has secured distribution for its seven cable channels across DirecTV and U-verse now that At&T has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in December 2014.

DirecTV began carriage of Entertainment StudiosComedy.TV and Justice Central.TV on Monday. U-verse has added Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Es.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars TV and Pets TV; U-verse already carried Justice Central.TV.

Of the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, reps for Entertainment Studios and At&T would only say: “The matter has been resolved.”

The At&T deal greatly enhances the distribution base and value of the lifestyle and entertainment channels, which are wholly owned by Allen, a comedian turned entrepreneur. DirecTV and U-verse together reach nearly 26 million domestic subscribers, with U-verse accounting for about 6 million subscribers..

Allen has a similar racial discrimination lawsuit pending against Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

In the complaint against At&T,
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Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios TV Networks Will Now Be Carried By At&T Subsidiaries (Directv, Etc)

At&T today announced an agreement entered by its subsidiaries Directv, LLC and At&T Services, Inc. with Entertainment Studios to carry the portfolio of Entertainment Studios' seven 24/7, High Definition television networks.  Beginning today, Directv will add Comedy.TV and Justice Central.TV.  At&T Services U-verse platform will carry Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Es.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars TV, Pets TV and will continue to carry "Justice Central."  Founded by Byron Allen in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 7 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. At&T also very recently inked a similar distribution deal with Sean Combs' Revolt TV network.

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Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios TV Networks Will Now Be Carried By At&T Subsidiaries (Directv, Etc)

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At&T today announced an agreement entered by its subsidiaries Directv, LLC and At&T Services, Inc. with Entertainment Studios to carry the portfolio of Entertainment Studios' seven 24/7, High Definition television networks.  Beginning today, Directv will add Comedy.TV and Justice Central.TV.  At&T Services U-verse platform will carry Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Es.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars TV, Pets TV and will continue to carry "Justice Central."  Founded by Byron Allen in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 7 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD...
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Freestyle Releasing Bought by Entertainment Studios

Freestyle Releasing Bought by Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has bought independent film distributor Freestyle Releasing for an undisclosed price.

Freestyle, co-founded by Mark Borde and the late Susan Jackson, scored its biggest success last year with “God’s Not Dead,” with a domestic box office gross of over $60 million. Its most recent theatrical release is the faith-based high school football film “Woodlawn.”

“We could not be more excited to have Byron Allen add Freestyle Releasing to his ever-growing media empire,” said Borde. “We’ve had numerous offers over the years, but now we’ve finally found the perfect buyer who shares our vision for distribution expansion on all platforms: theatrical motion pictures, broadcast syndication, cable television, VOD, and digital content. Our future just got much brighter.”

Allen indicated that the current management team would remain in place: “Freestyle has a great management team, and with their unique output deal with Netflix, the company
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Class Action Suit Brought Against Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

Class Action Suit Brought Against Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios
A class action suit was filed Friday against Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and affiliated entities for breach of contract, unfair business practices and for not paying some employees the wages they say they were due. The lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court was filed on behalf of the class by Bernadette Pauley and Thomas Clark, who say they were among hundreds of actors and comedians who worked for Comics Unleashed Productions on the syndicated show Comics.TV. Story: Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Launches Legal Digital Network Pauley says she hosted four episodes of Comedy.TV and that Clark performed as

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Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Launches 24-Hour HD Court, Legal News Cable TV Network

Byron Allen's a busy guy... one of these days, we'll get to chat with him about his many Entertainment Studios endeavors. Los Angeles, Dec. 10, 2012 -- Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour HD television networks (Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, Es.TV, Mydestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV and Legacy.TV) proudly announces the launch of its eighth and newest 24-hour HD television network: Justice Central.TV. The new 24/7 HD legal and news cable television network for court proceedings, news, talk, and entertainment programming featuring the biggest names in law is dedicated to courtroom shows, legal news, and a broad range of law-oriented original programming, including: America's Court With Judge Ross – Nominated for an Emmy Award, this is the next generation of court shows. Judge Ross shows litigants how they...

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Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Launches 24-Hour HD Court, Legal News Cable TV Network

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Byron Allen's a busy guy... one of these days, we'll get to chat with him about his many Entertainment Studios endeavors. Los Angeles, Dec. 10, 2012 -- Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour HD television networks (Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, Es.TV, Mydestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV and Legacy.TV) proudly announces the launch of its eighth and newest 24-hour HD television network: Justice Central.TV. The new 24/7 HD legal and news cable television network for court proceedings, news, talk, and entertainment programming...
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Entertainment Studios Adds Justice Central To Network Stable

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Byron Allen‘s Entertainment Studios has launched its eighth first-run syndication network with Justice Central.TV, a legal and news cable channel that will feature court proceedings, news, talk, and entertainment. The 24/7 HD network kicks off today on At&T U-verse. Its original programming include America’s Court With Judge Ross, We The People With Gloria Allred, Justice For All With Judge Christina Perez and Supreme Justice With Judge Karen. Entertainment Studios’ networks include Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, Es.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV and Legacy.TV.
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FilmOn.com And Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Reach Deal

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According to MarketWatch, Alki David of FilmOn.com has reached a deal with Byron Allen and his Entertainment Studios. The deal between the popular internet television service and the stand-up comedy star’s hit television studio, involves hosting the studios’six most popular channels on FilmOn.com. The channels include Comedy.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars.TV and Es.TV. Each of these channels are now streamed 24 hours a day, in HD, around the world. The deal between Allen and FilmOn is great news for FilmOn’s growing interactive comedy network, which includes BattlecamTV, the most popular channel on FilmOn.Us. BattlecamTV is an interactive comedy channel which streams Battlecam-hosted stand-up comedy. Battlecam’s channels also offers a platform [ Read More ]
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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Signs Distribution Deal With Vivicast Media

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TV entrepreneur Byron Allen has secured a distribution deal for his Entertainment Studios with Vivicast Media, a company that places content on new media platforms. Allen’s Esn recently announced casting for its White House-set comedy First Family. April 9, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicate television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour linear HD television networks (Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, Es.TV, Mydestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV and Legacy.TV) proudly announces the global affiliation agreement for six of its 24-hour HD cable networks with Vivicast Media (www.vivicast.com). This landmark agreement allows for licensing of Entertainment Studios Networks six HD cable television networks to Vivicast Media’s partners. The Entertainment Studios 24-hour HD networks are global in scope and provide multi-platform content. “Our goal and commitment has always been to make our HD networks the very best in their categories,
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