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WGN America Continues String of Original Programs Two new scripted dramas join expanding series slate

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.…

August 14, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

Tribune Company Rebrands as Tribune Media New name, logo and website reflect shift to digital, distribution

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 Publishing. The rebranding reflects Tribune's…

August 4, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

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

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