Byron Allen is coming to the Code Conference
Allen Media Group CEO and founder Byron Allen is coming to the Code Conference this month, where he’ll be talking about the state of the media industry with CNBC senior media and tech correspondent Julia Boorstin.
Allen’s sprawling media company includes local broadcasters across the US, cable networks including Cars.TV and Comedy.TV, and the film distribution group Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. In 2018, the company acquired The Weather Channel for $300 million, and last year, it launched a Weather Channel streaming service.
The group continues to look for opportunities to grow. Allen looked at buying BET earlier this year, and just last week, he made a $10 billion offer to acquire ABC, FX, National Geographic channels, and…