Tribune Co.

  1. Tribune's Purchase of Gracenote Signals a New Focus for Media Companies

    January 06, 2014 4:37 PM EST News Corp nabs Storyful while Tribune buys Gracenote in what analysts say is a bid to scale quality content across social networks. In a trend that could continue through 2014, traditional media powerhouses are snapping up digital services. On Dec ...

  2. Morning Fix: Yusef Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93; Billy Joel Added to 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'; Tribune to Buy Gracenote for $170M; 'Beyonce' Nears 1M U.S. Sales

    December 24, 2013 7:00 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE YUSEF LATEEF, JAZZ LEGEND, DEAD AT 93 Yusef Lateef, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, has died. He was 93 He was one of many musicians to come out of the Detroit jazz scene in the '40s and ' ...

  3. New York Times Cutting Number of Free Online Articles

    March 21, 2012 8:34 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after it began charging for full access to its website, The New York Times is cutting the number of articles available for free from 20 per month to 10. The change, which takes effect in April, will affect "a relativel ...

  4. FCC Moves to Ease Media Cross-Ownership Rule in Big Markets

    December 27, 2011 7:15 AM EST The FCC late in the week agreed to move ahead with a proposal to further easing media cross-ownership rules by loosening a rule that bans companies from owning a TV station and a newspaper in the same market in the top 20 U.S. media markets, the W ...

  5. Billboard Q&A: Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During Michael Eisner's 21 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Co., he transformed it from a rudderless operator of theme parks and a family-friendly film studio into a diversified media conglomerate. Since stepping down as Disney's chief ex ...

  6. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  7. News Groups Urge Court Webcast In Music Case

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fourteen news organizations, including the Associated Press and The New York Times Co., are urging a federal appeals court to allow online streaming of a hearing in a music downloading lawsuit the recording industry filed against a Boston Universi ...

  8. Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tribune Co. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and National Amusements violated a debt covenant. The moves beg the question: Who, if anyone, could be next in the broader media and entertainment industry? The global financial crisi ...

  9. The Tube Partners With Tribune Broadcasting

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brings network to stations in NY, LA, Chicago. Tribune Broadcasting Co. and the digital music television network The Tube announced a deal Thursday that will place the fledgling network on stations in the nation's largest markets and dramatic ...

  10. Gemstar Sues Tribune Over Online TV Listings

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gemstar-TV Guide International said Oct. 13 it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Tribune Co.'s Zap2It, a Web site that includes TV programming guides. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Gemstar-TV Guide International said Oct. 13 it has file ...

  11. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  12. FCC Asked To Probe Williams Education Promotion

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. communications regulator on Jan. 13 sought a probe into whether commentator Armstrong Williams broke the law by promoting the Bush administration's education plan on television and radio withou WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- A U.S. comm ...

  13. FCC Seeks To Lift Stay On Ownership Limits

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision putting on hold new, tighter radio ownership limits. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to re ...

  14. FCC Seeks To Lift Stay On Ownership Limits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Says 'no sound reason' for hold on radio rules. U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision putting on hold new, tighter radio ownership limits, according to a copy of the petition obtaine ...