| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As Fox completes its station swap in the San Francisco market, the station group turns its focus to consolidating its grip on another lucrative NFL market: Seattle.
Fox has been playing hardball for months with Tribune Media in an effort to acquire...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Facing a sunlit office window on Sand Lake Road, the man who brought Trader Joe's to Orlando carefully eyes the half-built 450-foot-tall observation wheel he's having constructed on International Drive.
Orlando developer Chuck Whittall breezes down a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Tribune Media Co.’s Gracenote said Thursday that it has acquired HWW, an Australian provider of television and movie data in a deal worth $19 million.
The deal is expected to broaden Gracenote’s international reach in the Australian TV and...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Attention TV producers: today's probably a good day to pitch execs at Tribune on an ambitious series project, or two.
Tribune Media is poised to realize a $424 million windfall from the sale of its interest in its joint venture with Gannett Co. that...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The Chicago Cubs may be headed for extra innings in their search for a new television home.
With one week left in the season, and its expiring agreement with WGN-Ch. 9, the team has yet to announce broadcast plans for 2015 and beyond. Sources say the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:29 PM
When WGN-AM 720 lost the rights to broadcast Chicago Cubs games to WBBM-AM 780, it created a huge programming hole in its schedule.
It also created an opportunity to lure the rival station's potentially displaced news listeners.
Starting next week,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Tribune Media Co. has named John Batter as chief executive officer of Gracenote, where he will lead day-to-day operations of the music metadata business.
Batter will also succeed Shashi Seth at the helm of Tribune Digital Ventures, the broader...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Roy Leonard, a courtly, erudite New Englander who became one of Chicago radio's biggest and most durable stars, a celebrity interviewer of national stature, and a trusted and thus highly influential critic of Chicago-area arts and entertainment, died...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:40 PM
When Weigel Broadcasting's WCIU-Ch. 26 launched an entrant in the crowded morning news show field five years ago, few took notice.
The low-budget, little-promoted "You & Me This Morning" has come a long way.
Starting as nothing more than snippets of...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Tribune Media is in the process of completing and filing documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation for listing its stock on a major exchange.
Speaking at an investor conference Thursday in New York, Tribune Media CEO Peter...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Entertainment metadata juggernaut Gracenote acquired Baseline for $50 million on Wednesday, adding to its portfolio descriptions of more than 300,000 movies and TV shows dating back to 1896.
Metadata are details about content such as a work's title,...