Entertainment Studios Networks

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Entertainment Studios Networks
Launched May 2009
Owned by Entertainment Studios
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Country  United States
Language American English
Broadcast area United States
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Website www.ES.tv
DirecTV Comedy.TV 382
Justice Central 383
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 Roku

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.


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 claims that Entertainment Studio Networks were denied carriage by the two providers on the basis of race.[4] In December 2015, AT&T and DirecTV (now owned by AT&T) caved in and settled the lawsuit. DirecTV began carrying Comedy.TV HD and Justice Central HD on December 28 and AT&T U-verse began carrying Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars.TV and Pets.TV. UVERSE already carried Justice Central when the lawsuit was filed.[5]

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