Byron Allen has done something most domainers can only dream of.
Marry great .TV domain names with actual on air broadcast television shows.
Some of the domains Mr. Allen’s company owns are Comedy.tv, Pets.TV, Recipe.Tv, Cars.TV and ES.tv.
All but Cars.tv are actual television shows running in syndication on on broadcast television around the country.
Bryon Allen’s company is called Entertainment Studios, Inc. “owns Six 24-Hour HD Networks, CARS.TV, PETS.TV, RECIPE.TV, COMEDY.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV and ES.TV”
“The Television division produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 18 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations.”
“Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Raleigh.”
Now if you over a certain age your probably saying to yourself, Bryon Allen, that name sounds familiar.
According to wikipedia.org, in 1979, he was named one of the hosts of the weekly NBC television series Real People.
After that series was canceled in 1984, he returned to stand-up comedy, and in 1989, became the host of a weekly syndicated late-night interview program in the mold of The Tonight Show called The Byron Allen Show, which ran until 1994.
In 1993, his talk show, Entertainers with Byron Allen, premiered; it continues to the present day.
He currently hosts Comics Unleashed, a comedic talk show.
Interesting that Mr. Allen has seemed to build a broadcasting powerhouse all around .TV domains.
Although his company owns EntertainmentStudios.com, that domain resolves to Es.Tv, and is the company’s main site.
An independent broadcast company built completely around .Tv domain names, pretty impressive.
I’m going to make a very early nomination for Mr. Allen and his company for the “We Get It” TRAFFIC award for next year.