Entertainment Studios Networks

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Entertainment Studios Networks
Entertainment Studios Networks.png
Launched May 2009 (2009-05)
Owned by Entertainment Studios
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Country  United States
Language American English
Broadcast area United States
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV
  • Comedy.TV 382
  • Justice Central 383
Cable
Verizon FiOS
  • Justice Central 186
  • ES.TV 558
  • Cars.TV 599
  • Pets.TV 633
  • MyDestination.TV 674
  • Recipe.TV 676
  • Comedy.TV 695
Sky Angel
  • Pets.TV 311
  • Recipe.TV 312
  • MyDestination.TV 313
  • Cars.TV 332
AT&T U-verse
  • Justice Central 166 (SD) / 1166 (HD)
  • Pets.TV 279 (SD) / 1279 (HD)
  • Cars.TV 280 (SD) / 1280 (HD)
  • Comedy.TV 281 (SD) / 1281 (HD)
  • ES.TV 282 (SD) / 1282 (HD)
  • Recipe.TV 283 (SD) / 1283 (HD)
  • MyDestination.TV 284 (SD) / 1284 (HD)
Streaming media
Digital media receiver

Entertainment Studios Networks is a group of seven high definition cable networks operated by Entertainment Studios Inc. The networks were launched in May 2009 through a deal with Verizon FIOS and have since expanded to Sky Angel and the Roku streaming player.[1] and Boxee[2] The six networks include ES.TV, Cars.TV, Pets.TV, MyDestination.TV, Recipe.TV, Comedy.TV, and Justice Central (carried on AT&T U-verse and Verizon FIOS).[3] All the shows appearing on the networks are produced and distributed exclusively by Entertainment Studios.

Channels[edit]

Racial Discrimination lawsuit[edit]

On December 3, 2014 a $10 million racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against AT&T and DirecTV by the National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAOM) for allegedly violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866. NAAOM is headed by Entertainment Studios vice-president Mark DeVitre. The lawsuit claimed that Entertainment Studio Networks were denied carriage by the two providers on racial concerns.[4] In December 2015, AT&T and DirecTV (by then part of AT&T) reached a settlement with ES to carry the networks, with Comedy and Justice Central carried on DirecTV, and Comedy, Recipe, ES, MyDestination, Cars and Pets added to U-verse, along with Justic Central's existing carriage.[5] The same type of lawsuit, this time for $10 billion, was filed against Charter on January 28, 2016, which seeks carriage as part of Charter's merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks into the front-facing Spectrum brand.[6][7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Roku Channel Store
  2. ^ [1] Boxee.TV
  3. ^ SmartTV.com
  4. ^ Zara, Christopher (December 4, 2014). "AT&T And DirecTV Hit With $10 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Claiming Providers Denied Carriage To Black-Owned Media". International Business Times. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (December 28, 2015). "AT&T Settles Byron Allen Racial Discrimination Lawsuit, Picks Up 7 Channels". Variety. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (January 28, 2016). "Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Files $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit Against Charter Communications, FCC". Variety. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ Soule, Alexander (February 4, 2016). "Charter revenue, losses up amid diversity row". Stamford Advocate. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ Entertainment Studios, Inc. (March 31, 2016). "Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios And NAAAOM Meet With FCC And Confirm Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger Is Not A Lock Amid Ongoing Investigations". PR Newswire. Retrieved December 23, 2016.