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Ex-Comedian Byron Allen Purchases Weather Channel for $300 Million

By Julien Virgin

March 22, 2018 - 7:12 pm
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Former comedian turned media mogul Byron Allen purchased The Weather Channel in a deal estimated at $300 million.

The 56-year-old confirmed Thursday that he is buying the Atlanta-based television network from Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast Corp. through his company, Allen Media LLC.

Byron looks to expand on his global media production company, Entertainment Studios Inc., which he founded in 1993.

Entertainment Studios owns 8 HD networks, including Pets.tv,  Recipe.TV and Comedy.tv.

Byron is known for his role in television series "Kickin' It with Byron Allen" and working alongside David Letterman and Jay Leno