Increasing our entertainment portfolio, Tribune Digital Ventures announced the acquisition of TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. In the same breath, TDV also announced the re-launch of Zap2it, the popular entertainment community and news site. Zap2it connects fans with their favorite shows and helps them discover new favorites across platforms. It attracts 7.5 million engaged fans per month.
Using a blend of human voice-overs and advanced text-to-speech technology, Newsbeat, the new mobile app from Tribune Digital Ventures, delivers a personalized audio stream of thousands of news stories from top newspapers and websites. Newsbeat also provides local weather and traffic updates, making it an ideal complement to your daily commute. Newsbeat is free and available for download on iOS and Android devices.
Tribune Company has named the leadership team that will guide Tribune Publishing following its pending separation from the company. Eddy Hartenstein, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, will become Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tribune Publishing once it is established as an independent company. Publishing and media veteran Jack Griffin, who has served as an advisor to Tribune over the last year, has been appointed Tribune Publishing Chief Executive Officer, effective April 14. John Bode will continue as Chief Financial Officer for the new company, reporting to Griffin.
In the middle of what may be TV's season of the witch, the standout pitch from WGN America's original series 'Salem' comes at the :37 mark of its freshly released behind-the-scenes video. "Witches are real," says Executive Producer Brannon Braga, "and they're actually running the trials." With a stellar cast of broadcast veterans, and a sultry, suspenseful take on the Salem witch trials, momentum for the show is certainly building as it heads towards an April debut. But don't just take our word for it. See what others are saying, then go on set with the cast and crew. 'Salem' premieres April 20, on WGN America.
Tribune Company has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the global leader in music technology and metadata, from Sony Corporation of America. The deal brings together Gracenote with Tribune Media Services, forming one of the largest sources of entertainment metadata in the world. The addition of Gracenote also expands Tribune’s reach into new growth areas, including streaming music services, mobile devices and automotive infotainment, where Gracenote has a powerful presence. For Gracenote, Tribune’s portfolio of television networks and stations will offer platforms to bring its smart-TV, music and advertising innovations to market.
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