Main Page

From mediatech
Jump to: navigation, search
Index of Media Innovation
the MediaTech wiki that anyone can edit.
204 articles

Today's featured article

Tribune-media.jpg

Chicago based Tribune Media is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, national entertainment network WGN America and WGN-Radio.

They hold a significant number of real estate properties and strategic investments with several leading content and digital businesses including TV Food Network, Classified Ventures, the Chicago Cubs, Nimble TV, and Mashable. WGN America reaches approximately 80 million U.S. households; Tribune Broadcasting reaches 50+ million households in each corner of America, and is the nation’s No. 1 Fox and CW affiliate group. In December, 2019, Nexstar Media Group agreed to acquire Tribune Media Co. for $4.1 billion in a deal set to create the largest operator of local television stations in the U.S.

Did you know...

The first artist on the Virgin Records label, Mike Oldfield, recorded his single "Tubular Bells" in 1973 with the help of Richard Branson's team. The song was an instant smash, staying on the UK charts for 247 weeks. Using the momentum of Oldfield's success, Branson then signed other aspiring musical groups to the label, including the Sex Pistols. Artists such as the Culture Club, the Rolling Stones, and Genesis would follow, helping to make Virgin Music one of the top six record companies in the world.

In the news

  • Google Invests $1.2M To Develop Publishing Platform With WordPress, Others

Google announced Monday an investment of $1.2 million to create a news publishing platform with Automattic/WordPress. The platform, called Newspack, aims to provide “a fast, secure, low-cost publishing system” for small newsrooms. [January]

  • Ad-Tech Startup Innovid Raises $30 Million

Innovid Inc. has raised $30 million from the Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing group as the advertising-technology company continues to invest in its connected-television capabilities and looks to boost its presence globally. Firm will use the money to garner greater share of connected-TV business [January]

  • Former Blizzard Developers Working on new Marvel Game

Second Dinner, a small studio formed by former Blizzard developers, has announced it’s working on a new Marvel game. The announcement came along with news that the studio has raised a $30 million minority investment from NetEase, allowing the team to expand beyond its initial five founders and open an office in Irvine, CA. [January]

  • Nexstar to Acquire Tribune Media for $4.1 Billion

Nexstar Media Group agreed to acquire Tribune Media Co. for $4.1 billion in a deal set to create the largest operator of local television stations in the U.S. Based in Irving, Texas, currently operates more than 100 TV stations in 58 markets, covering about 18 percent of U.S. TV households. [December]

  • Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech

Microsoft is readying its HoloLens augmented reality tech for combat. The company just won a $480 million military contract with the U.S. government to bring AR headset tech into the weapons repertoire of American soldiers. [November]

  • WPP Will Merge J. Walter Thompson With Wunderman to Form Wunderman Thompson

WPP leadership has decided to merge J. Walter Thompson, the world’s oldest ad agency, with digital network Wunderman; the resulting organization will be known as Wunderman Thompson and be headquartered in JWT’s offices on Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue. [November]

  • Disney And WarnerMedia Will Emerge As Winners In Streaming Space, Media Analyst Says

Veteran media and tech executive Michael J. Wolf predicts that established media brands — including The Walt Disney Co. and WarnerMedia - will be among the handful of winners in the emerging direct-to-consumer world.

[November]

From today's featured list