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AT&T settles Byron Allen’s racial discrimination claim

AT&T settles Byron Allen’s racial discrimination claim

Media mogul Byron Allen filed a 10 billion dollar discrimination lawsuit against AT&T and DirecTV when the companies refused to provide distribution for his channels. That lawsuit, filed in 2014, has now been settled, with DirecTV and U-Verse picking up seven channels from Allen’s Entertainment Studios.

As reported by Variety, DirecTV began carriage of Entertainment Studios’ Comedy.TV and Justice Central.TV early this week. U-verse has added Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars TV and Pets TV; U-verse was already carrying Justice Central.TV.

Spokespeople for all parties involved only commented that, “The matter has been resolved.”

This stands as a major victory for Allen, a comedian turned businessman who is the sole owner of Entertainment Studios.

Allen claimed in his lawsuit that Black-owned media was being shut out of distribution opportunities.

Allen has filed a similar discrimination lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

ONLINE: YourBlackWorld.com

 

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