LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — entertainment studiosone of the largest independent film and television producers and distributors, with 64 shows on the air, and owner of 15 U.S. television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks now serving nearly 160 million subscribers, including The weather channel television network and its streaming service local now — proudly announces the national distribution of two original weekly series of The weather channel for the upcoming 2020-21 and 2021-22 broadcast seasons: STORM OF SUSPICION and WEATHER GONE VIRAL. Both series now enjoy licensing with group-owned TV channels including: FOX O&Os, Scripps, Nexstar, Meredith, Gray and Hearst.
A weekly hour-long series, STORM OF SUSPICION is a gripping true crime show that examines spellbinding events where the weather played a pivotal role in solving or covering up a crime. Featuring expert investigators and forensic meteorologists, STORM OF SUSPICION is the ultimate procedural reality drama. From blizzards to hurricanes, floods to heat waves, STORM OF SUSPICION proves that when it comes to solving mysterious crimes, Mother Nature can be a detective’s best friend…or worst enemy.
The hour-long weekly series WEATHER GONE VIRAL features captivating videos of hazardous and extreme weather events shared online. In this adrenaline-pumping series, each hour-long episode is filled with incredible content that features first-hand accounts from survivors who lived through these dangerous conditions.
“Weather is the main news factor for local TV stations,” said Byron Allen, Founder/President/CEO of Entertainment Studios. “STORM OF SUSPICION and WEATHER GONE VIRAL are two great series from one of television’s most trusted and respected brands, The Weather Channel. These shows are exceptionally compelling and appeal to all demographics. Our stations partners realize the enormous value of these series offering to complement their local weather coverage.”
STORM OF SUSPICION and WEATHER GONE VIRAL are produced by the Emmy Award-winning production teams of America’s Most Trusted TV News Network, The weather channeland are distributed exclusively by Television Entertainment Studios – both held by Allen Media Groupa Byron Allen company.
About Entertainment Studios
President and CEO Byron Allen based entertainment studios in 1993. Based in Los Angelesit has offices at New York, Chicago, Atlantaand Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MADESTINATION.TVand JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, who provide real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle information. Entertainment Studios also produces, distributes and sells advertising for 64 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of content held across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios delivers video content to television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, media platforms and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide great programming to our Fortune 500 viewers, online users and advertising partners.
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is a full-service motion picture distribution company specializing in wide-release commercial content. ESMP released the highest-grossing independent film of 2017, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWNwhich brought in more than $44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released Western to commercial and critical acclaim. HOSTILES, historical mystery thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS BELOW: NO CAGE. Recent versions include animated functionality ARCTIC DOGS featuring Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum, Alec Baldwinand Angelica Huston. Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures Digital Distribution Unit, Freestyle Digital Media, is a leading multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and seasoned sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a veritable home for independent films.
In 2016, Entertainment Studios purchased LeGrio, a digital video-centric news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national media. TheGrio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics including breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was later purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has over 20 million annual visitors.
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