Byron Allen and Verizon partner with Black Owned Media Summit in May – Deadline

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group has partnered with Verizon on a black-owned media summit scheduled for May.

The goal of this new diversity, equity and inclusion initiative is to increase media spending with black-owned businesses based in the United States.

“I am very proud that Verizon, one of the largest advertisers in the world, is coming to the table to ensure that we have real economic inclusion for black-owned media,” said Allen, Founder, Chairman- Managing Director of Allen Media Group. “Our country’s biggest trade deficit is the trade deficit between American business and black America, and we need to close that gap immediately.”

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“Verizon has worked to address diversity, equity and inclusion issues for years and we are proud of the steps we continue to take to move the industry forward,” added John Nitti, chief media officer, Verizon. . “Increasing our financial commitment to black-owned media companies and partnering with Allen Media Group to host a summit that will provide these companies with the resources to enable long-term growth is a critical part of our plan. responsible marketing action. It is also an important step in creating the fairness the industry needs. “

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Founded in 1993, Allen Media Group owns 16 television stations affiliated with the ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX network, as well as ten 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 180 million subscribers, including The Weather Channel, Pets.TV , Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Cars.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, JusticeCentral.TV, TheGrio.TV and this TV. Adding its eleventh network (The Weather Channel En Espanol) this year, the company is one of the largest independent producer-distributors of first-run syndicated TV shows for TV stations, producing, distributing and selling advertisement for 67 television programs. Continuing to expand its reach worldwide, Allen Media Group International Television currently has license agreements and active programs in South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Bahamas, Canada and New Zealand.

It was in 2016 that Allen Media Group purchased The Grio, “a highly rated, video-centric digital news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently under-developed. represented in existing national media.

While running Allen Media Group, Allen also runs Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, a full-service motion picture distribution company he founded in 1993. ESMP’s feature film credits to date include the Oceanic Thriller 47 meters lower, Scott Cooper Western, Hostiles, and more.

Allen Media Group is headquartered in Los Angeles with additional offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Raleigh.

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