TV entrepreneur Byron Allen has secured a distribution deal for his Entertainment Studios with Vivicast Media, a company that places content on new media platforms. Allen’s ESN recently announced casting for its White House-set comedy First Family.

April 9, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Entertainment Studios, Inc., ( the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicate television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour linear HD television networks (CARS.TVCOMEDY.TVES.TVMYDESTINATION.TVPETS.TVRECIPE.TV and LEGACY.TV) proudly announces the global affiliation agreement for six of its 24-hour HD cable networks with Vivicast Media (

This landmark agreement allows for licensing of Entertainment Studios Networks six HD cable television networks to Vivicast Media’s partners.  The Entertainment Studios 24-hour HD networks are global in scope and provide multi-platform content.

“Our goal and commitment has always been to make our HD networks the very best in their categories, and our new affiliation arrangement with Vivicast Media is another big step in bringing our HD networks to more viewers worldwide,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios.  “All content is originally produced in-house to insure the highest level of creative quality, as well as the ability to distribute our content globally on all platforms.”

“We are thrilled to add these six networks to our line-up,” said Stuart Smitherman, President of Vivicast Media.  “The ability of Vivicast to license the networks to operators around the world combined with the expertise of Entertainment Studios Networks to provide these networks makes a stellar combination. Byron Allen and his team have a history of creating top-tier entertainment and we look forward to working with Entertainment Studios Networks for a long time.”

The six native HD television networks from Entertainment Studios Networks are clearly defined and represent viewers’ passions:

  • ·       Cars.TV  – notable cars and the people who love them, showcasing the collectors, designers, innovators, and ultimate car enthusiasts.
  • ·      Comedy.TV  – comedians performing live and taped, as well as hosted talk and variety shows.
  • ·      ES.TV   – entertainment news, celebrity profiles and programming on entertainers, celebrities, and others in the news.
  • ·      MyDestination.TV  – the best in luxury travel as well as fun, exciting, exotic destinations around the world.
  • ·      Pets.TV  – dedicated to pets and pet lovers, celebrating the best in show and the people who love them.
  • ·      Recipe.TV  – chefs, amazing recipes, food and cuisine from around the world.