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Allen Media Group today launched new, in-stream “Frame” ad experiences — now available to advertisers on AMG’s The Weather Channel, Local Now and HBCU Go connected TV (CTV) apps. Powered by streaming ad technology from BrightLine, these high engagement and non-disruptive formats “offer advertisers unique opportunities to reach audiences during both live and...

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group said it reached an expanded carriage agreement with Hawaiian Telcom. Hawaiian Telcom agreed to new retransmission agreement with Allen’s broadcast stations in Honolulu, KITV and KIKU. It will continue to carry seven of Allen’s cable TV networks: JusticeCentral.TV, Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Cars.TV, MyDestination.TV, ES.TV and...

A lifetime ago when I was a program director in Washington, D.C., Byron Allen was one of the people who often called to pitch new shows. Unlike the major syndicators, whose huge budgets allowed them to wine and dine program buyers, Byron was an independent who...

Jon Kelley has renewed his overall deal with Allen Media Group. The multi-year agreement will see the veteran television news, sports and entertainment host continue to serve as on-air talent and an executive producer for AMG programming across its television and digital platforms. Kelley has hosted “Funny...

Allen Media Group plans to hold an upfront presentation for advertisers on Wednesday, April 24, in New York City. The company plans to tout its portfolio of media brands, which include The Weather Channel, Local Now, Pattrn, The Weather Channel en Espanol, TheGrio and HBCUGo. AMG...

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group has closed a new multi-year deal with CBS to retain its affiliation in five U.S. markets. The agreement covers CBS-affiliated stations in Rochester, Minnesota (KIMT), Chico, California (KHSL), Terre Haute, Indiana (WTHI), West Lafayette, Indiana (WLFI) and Evansville, Indiana (WEVV). “We are...

With ever-changing consumer audiences and platforms, both legacy and digital, how are streaming services using technology to attract and retain consumers? This was the challenge addressed by entertainer and streaming entrepreneur Byron Allen and Katherine Pond, Vizio's group VP for platform content and partnerships, tackled...