Allen Media Group CEO and founder Byron Allen is coming to the Code Convention this month, the place he’ll be speaking concerning the state of the media business with CNBC senior media and tech correspondent Julia Boorstin.
Allen’s sprawling media firm contains native broadcasters throughout the US, cable networks together with Vehicles.TV and Comedy.TV, and the movie distribution group Leisure Studios Movement Footage. In 2018, the corporate acquired The Climate Channel for $300 million, and final 12 months, it launched a Weather Channel streaming service.
The group continues to search for alternatives to develop. Allen checked out shopping for BET earlier this 12 months, and simply final week, he made a $10 billion offer to amass ABC, FX, Nationwide Geographic channels, and different property from Disney.
All of this implies Allen, the media exec and former comic, could have a lot to debate at Code.
Allen joins a number of different tech and enterprise leaders who’ll be onstage at Code, together with X CEO Linda Yaccarino, GM CEO Mary Barra, and Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl.
The Code Convention will likely be held September twenty sixth and twenty seventh at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in California. This 12 months’s convention will likely be hosted by The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, Platformer founder Casey Newton, and CNBC senior media and tech correspondent Julia Boorstin. There’ll even be particular visitor audio system, together with Code Convention co-founder Kara Swisher.