Allen Media Group of Byron Allen and Frndly TV Extend Distribution Partnership | national news
LOS ANGELES and DENVER, June 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group (AMG) and Live tv today announced the expansion of its distribution partnership. As part of this new distribution system, AMGthe television network of The weather channel will extend its current transport contract with Front TV, a leading distributor of virtual multichannel video programs (vMVPD) suitable for families offering live networks and on-demand content. Live tv Customers will continue to have easy access to the # 1 TV news brand of the year for eleven consecutive years, America’s # 5 most trusted brand, and immersive mixed reality (IMR) technology .
More, Live tv adds more family content to its programming. Customers will benefit from two new AMG services: Emmy nominees Recipe.TV television network and streaming service, Local now. The pact increases the Live tv range of live and linear 18 channel offerings while retaining the current pricing structure for its subscribers. Recipe.TV and Local now will be accessible to all Live tv customers before the end of June.
Recipe.TV is America’s Emmy-nominated destination for the best of the culinary world, showcasing international venues and the world’s greatest culinary artists, superb restaurants and unique recipes. Local now provides localized content in over 225 markets across the United States, providing an endless supply of local and national news, superstar talent and renowned content partners.
“In addition to expanding our distribution arrangement for The Weather Channel, we are excited to create two more of our flagship content platforms – Recipe.TV, and our Local Now streaming service – available to Frndly TV subscribers, “said Byron Allen, Founder / Chairman / CEO of Allen Media Group. “Our network nominated for multiple Emmys Recipe.TV and our Local Now streaming service deliver engaging and dynamic lifestyle content with an unrivaled combination of personalized local news and information, weather, traffic and sports. “
“We are very happy to add two excellent channels in Recipe.TV and Local Now to our programming, ”said Michael mckenna, director of programming for Frndly TV. “Recipe.TV perfectly fulfills a kind of programming that our customers have been asking us to do. And Local Now – with its hyper-local focus on over 225 cities across the United States – gives us an offering of news and information from quality. Both are welcome, family friendly additions to our Frndly line of televisions. “
About Allen Media Group / Entertainment Studios
President and CEO Byron Allen based Allen Media Group /Entertainment studios in 1993. Based in Los Angeles, she has offices in new York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Allen Media Group owns 23 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX affiliated television channels in 19 U.S. markets and twelve 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, JUSTICE CENTRALE.TV, THEGRIO.TV, THIS TV, LOCAL TV NOW, and PATTERN. Allen Media Group will add its thirteenth network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN SPANISH in 2021. Allen Media Group also owns LOCAL NOW and THE GRIO free–AVOD streaming services, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, who provide real-time, hyper-local information on weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle. Allen Media Group 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. Allen Media Group International Television continues to expand its brand image and content worldwide. 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, Allen Media Group 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 the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 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, Allen Media Group purchased The Grio, a highly rated digital video-centric community news 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. For more information visit: www.entertainmentstudios.com
About Frndly TV
Frndly TV is the first sub-$ 10 Live and over-the-air television service built from the ground up with American family in mind. From only $ 5.99/ month., Frndly TV offers top rated live TV networks including Hallmark Channel, INSP, UPtv, Game Show Network, Curiosity Stream, The Weather Channel, and more. Frndly TV offers positive and uplifting family programming at a price suitable for families. For more information visit www.frndlytv.com
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