By Cynthia Littleton. TV, Recipe. TV and JusticeCentral. It also covers the retransmission consent rights to 14 local TV stations that Allen Media Group has acquired during the past few months. Comcast vehemently denied that race played any role in its decision. Allen declined to elaborate on the matter. TV website on an authenticated basis. Comcast will also have VOD rights to the three new channels.
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Byron Allen offers his story as a model of African-American economic success. In recent years, he has also fashioned himself a civil rights crusader, battling what he says is the racism in corporate America with lawsuits and incendiary rhetoric. Allen has risked alienating would-be allies like Al Sharpton and the N. Allen, 58, said in an interview.
Byron Allen Folks  born April 22,  is an American businessman, comedian , television producer , philanthropist, and the head of the U. Allen was born in Detroit, but grew up in Los Angeles. At age 14, Allen put together his first stand-up routine and began appearing on amateur night at comedy clubs throughout the Los Angeles area. Comedian Jimmie Walker saw Allen's stand-up act and invited the year-old comedian to join his comedy writing team alongside promising young comedians Jay Leno and David Letterman. One of his earliest roles was as a regular presenter on the NBC series Real People , joining the cast at the beginning of the second season.
Los Angeles media mogul Byron Allen has ended his high-profile legal battle over alleged racism by cable juggernaut Comcast Corp. Supreme Court. But with the settlement, announced Thursday, Allen achieved his goal by gaining carriage for three of his cable channels — Comedy. TV, Recipe. TV and JusticeCentral. Comcast also agreed to extend the distribution deal for the Weather Channel, which Allen acquired in , and 14 broadcast stations that Allen owns. The settlement, announced Thursday, comes amid a reckoning by entertainment and media executives over whether they have been complicit in perpetuating racism in America.