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Byron Allen Launching New HD TV Channel For African American Audiences

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 21, 2011 at 3:15AM

Another one? But where's all the content going to come from to fill time slots for all these new black TV channels? A good time for content creators? Read on...
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Another one? But where's all the content going to come from to fill time slots for all these new black TV channels? A good time for content creators? Read on...

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.

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