LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group division Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group Television, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of television with 68 shows on the air proudly announces national clearances in 99 percent of U.S. television markets and has renewed four of its original weekly series from The Weather Channel: STORM OF SUSPICION, WEATHER GONE VIRAL, S.O.S HOW TO SURVIVE, and TOP 10 for fall 2022 and fall 2023.
These four original weekly series from The Weather Channel now boast clearances with group-owned television stations including: FOX, Scripps, Nexstar, Allen Media Broadcasting, Meredith, Gray, CBS, Hearst, COX Media Group, Sunbeam Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, TEGNA, Scripps Media, Graham Media, Weigel, Nexstar Broadcasting, Morgan Murphy Media, Mission Broadcasting, Lockwood Broadcasting, Block Communication, Waypoint Media, Sarkes Tarzian, Manship Broadcasting, Vision Alaska, McKinnon Broadcasting, and Morris Multimedia.
A weekly, hour-long series, STORM OF SUSPICION examines spellbinding events where weather played a central role in the solving or covering up of a crime. Featuring expert investigators and forensic meteorologists, STORM OF SUSPICION is the ultimate procedural-reality-drama show, proving that when it comes to solving mysterious crimes, Mother Nature can be a detective's best friend… or worst enemy.
The weekly hour-long series WEATHER GONE VIRAL features riveting video of dangerous and extreme weather events shared online. In this adrenaline-rush series, each one-hour episode is packed with incredible content that showcases first-hand accounts of survivors who lived through these treacherous conditions.
SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE profiles individuals who are "lost, trapped, and/or missing" in a weekly one-hour reality-based adventure that shows viewers how to avoid the mistakes that lead to deadly situations. SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE also gives viewers first-hand knowledge on how to stay alive if faced with intense bodily threats in the wild. Survival expert Creek Stewart and his team show viewers unique places and take them into dangerous situations. Survivors relive their stories and teach the skills everyone needs to know in order to survive.
TOP 10 is a show about heroes, record setters, extreme adventures, and the world's wildest weather. TOP 10 lists these categories and many more – with incredible footage - in every weekly, hour-long episode. TOP 10 brings viewers face-to-face with some of the most awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping content ever captured on camera. TOP 10 is a counter-programming goldmine that introduces viewers to world-class athletes, selfless first responders, and of course, some of the survivors who have all beaten the odds and made the TOP 10 list.
"Weather is the number one news driver for local television stations," said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group. "STORM OF SUSPICION, WEATHER GONE VIRAL, S.O.S. HOW TO SURVIVE, and TOP 10 are four outstanding series from one of the most trusted and respected brands in all of television, The Weather Channel. These shows are exceptionally compelling and appeal to all demographics. Our station partners realize the enormous value these series offer to complement their local weather coverage."
STORM OF SUSPICION, WEATHER GONE VIRAL, S.O.S HOW TO SURVIVE, and TOP 10 are produced by the Emmy Award-winning production teams at America's Most Trusted TV News Network, The Weather Channel, and are distributed exclusively by Entertainment Studios Television – both owned by Allen Media Group.
About Allen Media Group / Entertainment Studios
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Allen Media Group owns 32 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX network affiliate broadcast television stations in 20 U.S. markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 180 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO.TV, THIS TV, LOCAL NOW TV, and PATTRN. Allen Media Group will add its thirteenth network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPANOL in 2021. Allen Media Group also owns LOCAL NOW and THE GRIO free-streaming AVOD services, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, which delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. Allen Media Group also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 68 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. Allen Media Group InternationalTelevision continues to extend its corporate branding and content around the globe. It currently has active license agreements and programming in South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, The Bahamas, Canada and New Zealand. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Allen Media Group provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company specializing in wide release commercial content. ESMP released 2017's highest-grossing independent movie, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which grossed over $44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful Western HOSTILES, the historic mystery-thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films.
In 2016, Allen Media Group purchased The Grio, a highly-rated digital video-centric news community platform devoted to providing African-Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. The Grio features aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics that include breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was then purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has more than 100 million annual visitors.
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