TheGrio.TV Network to be Carried by Fox Stations


TheGrio.TV will be carried on 11 Fox Owned-and-Operated television station subchannels in major markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group is proud to announce its new over-the-air 24/7 broadcast television network TheGrio.TV will expand its distribution to eleven major market Fox owned-and-operated television station subchannels on January 15, 2021 – the start of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.

TheGrio.TV will feature African American-focused content reaching over 100 million U.S. households via over-the-air broadcast television stations, cable/telco/satellite platforms, and free digital streaming.

TheGrio.TV – with its new network brand slogan “Our Culture Forever” – will feature movies, sitcoms, dramas, concerts, talk shows, variety shows, game shows, news, and lifestyle content.

The eleven Fox owned-and-operated television markets are: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Orlando.

These eleven U.S. television markets represent 29.6 percent of general market households and 36.3 percent of African-American households.

At one time owned by NBCUniversal, was purchased by Byron Allen in 2016 when it had less than 1 million monthly active users.

In Summer 2020, achieved its peak of over 10.5 million monthly active users. is now one of the most visited news and entertainment sites for the African-American community, and is the largest employer of African-American journalists.

In the past 2 years, Allen Media Group has invested over one billion dollars in acquiring media assets, including The Weather Channel in 2018, and 16 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX broadcast network affiliate television stations around the country.

Allen Media Group plans to invest an additional $10 billion over the next two years to acquire other strategic media assets.

“The Grio – which means ‘storyteller’ in Africa – is the first platform to offer an online digital news destination, a free streaming app providing local news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment content geofenced to the user’s zip code, and an over-the-air broadcast television network,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group.

“With the Fox owned-and-operated stations coming on board as our launch group, TheGrio.TV over-the-air 24/7 broadcast television network is now positioned for long-term sustainable success.”