01 Jan Variety: Allen Media Group Celebrating 30 Years
Byron Allen made his mark on the media business from the moment he began producing first-run TV syndicated fare in the early 90’s. It was a jackpot moment when wily producers turned series such as “Baywatch” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” into billion-dollar global assets.
From his dining room table in Los Angeles, Allen parlayed his experience as primetime personality and daytime talk show host to begin building the million-dollar cornerstones of the Allen Media Group empire. At the outset, Allen produced low-budget comedy game shows, panel shows, interview shows, and standup specials.
From those green shoots came Allen’s steady expansion into cable TV channels, broadcast TV stations, streaming and digital media, film production and distribution and video-on-demand distribution – and most recently, distributing college sports TV packages for HBCU institutions. As he marks the 30th anniversary of his company this month, Allen’s voice has never been louder or more influential.