LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BREAKING NEWS!!! Today, Federal Judge Terry Hatter has issued a ruling re-opening the $20B racial discrimination in contracting lawsuit filed by Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. and the National Association of African-American Owned Media ("NAAAOM").
"I have always believed in this historic case," said Louis R. (Skip) Miller, partner at Miller Barondess, L.L.P. and lead attorney for the plaintiffs. "I am confident we will prevail."
"We will continue to vigorously pursue Comcast and Time Warner Cable, who spend approximately $25 billion annually licensing cable networks with less than $3 million going to 100 percent African-American owned media," said Mark DeVitre, President of NAAAOM.
"We will not stop until the discrimination stops and we achieve true economic inclusion," said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios.
About Entertainment Studios
Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns seven 24-hour HD cable networks: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 38 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Raleigh. For more information, visit: www.es.tv
NAAAOM's mission is to eliminate racial discrimination and secure the economic inclusion of truly 100% African American owned media through fair contracting and equal treatment practices.
SOURCE National Association of African American Owned Media