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The CW Extends Affiliate Agreement With Tribune in 12 Markets Ahead of Upfront Negotiations

The CW has completed an essential piece of business prior to beginning upfront negotiations, and we're not talking about last week's presentation to buyers.

WGN America Continues String of Original Programs

WGN America is building on the successful release of two new original dramas earlier this year, Salem and Manhattan, with the announcement today of its next straight-to-series scripted drama, Titans. Still one more drama, Underground, is in production. Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios are producing both series with an expected rollout next year, WGNA said in a release.

Tribune Company Rebrands as Tribune Media

Tribune Company has announced a rebranding as Tribune Media Company, following news yesterday that the company would spin off its troubled print publications into

Tribune Digital Ventures Acquires TV by the Numbers

Tribune Digital Ventures bought ratings resource TV by the Numbers for an undisclosed sum and hopes to parlay its information into additional revenue streams.  

Media General to Buy LIN Media for $1.6 Billion

Consolidation in the TV business continues unabated, as Media General on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire LIN Media for $1.6 billion.

A Comparison of the Challenges and Opportunities in the Tribune Publishing-Time Inc. Spinoffs

Tribune Publishing and Time Inc. are set to spinoff as independent companies later this year, following News Corp's separation from Rupert Murdoch's media empire last year. Both have illustrious pasts, but today they're unwanted assets, facing low morale and unfavorable publishing industry trends with the shift to digital.

Matt Seiler Is Out to Remake and Automate the Media Agency World

Facebook global sales chief Carolyn Everson knew to brace herself for some hair-raising skiing in the Utah mountains with Matt Seiler, a weekend guest of hers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. When the two skied together previously, the Mediabrands CEO always sought out the toughest trails—whether Everson was ready for them or not.

FCC Approves Gannett and Tribune Acquisitions

The Federal Communications Commission has approved two of the year's biggest TV station deals involving the sale of nearly 40 stations: Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo and Tribune's $2.73 billion purchase of Local TV.

Former CNNer Christa Robinson Hired by Tribune

With ex-Discovery COO Peter Liguori now in charge at Tribune, the company is hiring a chief communications officer in the person of longtime CNN staffer Christa Robinson, who worked at the Turner news network from 1999 until earlier this year.

Broadcasters Lose to Aereo in Appeals Court

It's not looking good for broadcasters locked in a lawsuit with Aereo, a pay TV service that "rents" tiny TV antennas to customers in order to stream local TV signals to them over the Internet.