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Black-Owned Media Upfront 2021
NOTE: DAY 1 (Tuesday) starts at 3 p.m. ET. DAY 2 (Wednesday) starts at NOON. Please adjust your Zoom Calendar Invites. The first ever Black Owned Media Upfront will feature presentations from Allen Media Group's Entertainment Studios Networks & Syndication units and The Weather Channel. It will also feature presentations from other Black Owned Media Companies. Company leaders will also define Black Owned Media and offer next steps for creating a fair and equitable advertising marketplace for everyone.

Byron Allen, Founder, Allen Media Group, Owner, The Weather Channel
Todd Brown, Co-Founder, Urban Edge Networks
Darren Galatt, President of Ad Sales for Broadcast Syndication, Allen Media Group
Michele Ghee, CEO, Ebony & Jet
Paula Madison, Chairman & CEO of Madison Media Management
Narendra Reddy, Executive Vice President & General Manager, The Africa Channel
May 11, 2021 03:00 PM
May 12, 2021 03:00 PM
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Byron Allen
Founder, Allen Media Group, Owner, The Weather Channel
In 1993, comedian, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist Byron Allen founded his Los Angeles-based global media company, Entertainment Studios. Further distinguishing Entertainment Studios is its status as the first African-American owned multi-platform media studio producing and distributing wide-release motion pictures and content for all platforms. In the spring of 2018, Byron Allen acquired the #1 weather news television network, The Weather Channel. In 2019, Byron Allen formed ALLEN MEDIA BROADCASTING and began building the broadcast station group which includes four, “BIG 4” stations. Planned for 2021 launch, Byron Allen will debut The Weather Channel Español, the first 24 hour Spanish language weather service.