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BYRON ALLEN TO LAUNCH NEW HDTV CHANNEL FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

BYRON ALLEN TO LAUNCH NEW HDTV CHANNEL FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

Entertainment Studios, the company owned by Byron Allen, has announced that is will launch a new high-definition channel early next year with programming intended for an African-American audience. Legacy TV, which has not yet made a deal with a TV or satellite provider for carriage, is expected to offer programs on black history and biographies of African-American leaders.

“The mission of Legacy.TV is to celebrate African-American excellence everywhere,” said Allen, the former comedian who heads Entertainment Studios.  “Our goal and commitment is to make Legacy.TV an engaging and compelling platform which communicates the entire African- American journey.  All content will be originally produced in-house to insure the highest level of creative quality, as well as the ability to distribute our content globally on all platforms.”

Entertainment Studios currently produces six niche-oriented HD channels including ES.TV, Comedy.TV, Pet.TV, Car.TV, Recipe.TV, and MyDestination.TV. All are presently being carried by Verizon's FiOS TV service and other outlets. (more)

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Article by SHELLEY LEOPOLD, LA Weekly | Read full article here