Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios

Years in Media & Broadband: 42

Education: USC Film School

My personal superpower is: Following my instincts

My proudest professional achievement over the past 12 months is… Getting advertisers to provide economic inclusion for Black-owned media.

What habit are you keeping post-pandemic? Zoom calls forever.

How does the country narrow the digital divide? Broadband for everyone.

Number of times flown in the past year? Twice.

My prediction for the future of regional sports networks: I believe regional sports networks will generate more revenue than they do today by providing their valuable content direct to the consumer via streaming.

What show/movie hasn’t been rebooted that you wish would be? The 1968-71 television series “Julia,” starring Diahann Carroll.

What sort of broadband will the average U.S. household need in five years?
Five times more than today.

How many TikTok dances have you learned? Too many.

What’s the future of direct-to-consumer streaming look like? An enormous opportunity with more than 4 billion potential consumers.

Your comfort TV binge? The news.

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