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Tribune Digital Ventures Acquires TV by the Numbers Ratings information may be sold as a B2B newsletter

Tribune Digital Ventures bought ratings resource TV by the Numbers for an undisclosed sum and hopes to parlay its information into additional revenue streams.   Graham McKenna, the company's vp of…

April 3, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

Media General to Buy LIN Media for $1.6 Billion Deal creates the second-largest pure-play TV group

Consolidation in the TV business continues unabated, as Media General on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire LIN Media for $1.6 billion. Pending regulatory approval, the combined group will include…

March 21, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

A Comparison of the Challenges and Opportunities in the Tribune Publishing-Time Inc. Spinoffs From illustrious pasts to unwanted assets

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,…

March 17, 2014, 7:48 PM EDT

Matt Seiler Is Out to Remake and Automate the Media Agency World Mediabrands CEO has a penchant for reinvention

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…

January 19, 2014, 9:32 PM EST

FCC Approves Gannett and Tribune Acquisitions Gannett set to become 4th largest owner of network affiliates

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…

December 20, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

Former CNNer Christa Robinson Hired by Tribune News net vet will report to Peter Liguori

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…

November 11, 2013, 3:41 PM EST

Broadcasters Lose to Aereo in Appeals Court Diller-backed service can keep streaming local TV signals

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…

April 1, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

Tribune Hires Former FCC Official Eddie Lazarus could help in cross-ownership proceeding

Fresh out of bankruptcy, Tribune has hired former Federal Communications Commission official Edward Lazarus as executive vice president and general counsel. Up until a year ago, Lazarus was the former chief…

January 29, 2013, 5:39 PM EST

FCC Order Clears Tribune's Exit From Bankruptcy Cross-ownership waivers granted in five markets

Tribune's exit from a long and arduous bankruptcy is almost over after clearing the final regulatory hurdle at the Federal Communications Commission. The regulator on Friday afternoon approved the media company's…

November 16, 2012, 4:56 PM EST

UPDATED: Cablevision Calls Tribune Crooks, Trib Says It's Getting Bullied Companies fight it out over retrans—WPIX dark

Another day, another battle in the retrans war. Cablevision subscribers in New York woke up this morning to find that CW flagship station WPIX had gone dark overnight as negotiations…

August 17, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

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