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Byron Allen, Comcast settle long-running battle over alleged racism | Los Angeles Times

Byron Allen, Comcast settle long-running battle over alleged racism | Los Angeles Times

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By Meg James, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles media mogul Byron Allen has ended his high-profile legal battle over alleged racism by cable juggernaut Comcast Corp. after a five-year campaign that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

Allen has long maintained that Philadelphia-based Comcast refused to offer his TV channels in its cable bundles because he’s Black. His suit, filed in 2015, sought $20 billion.

Comcast has denied the allegations.

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But with the settlement, announced Thursday, Allen achieved his goal by gaining carriage for three of his cable channels — Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV and JusticeCentral.TV — on Comcast’s Xfinity cable television packages. Comcast also agreed to extend the distribution deal for the Weather Channel, which Allen acquired in 2018, and 14 broadcast stations that Allen owns.

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