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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

  • 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]

  • New York Media is Part of a Growing List of Media Companies that License their Software. Its Newest licensees are Golf.com and Entercom’s Radio.com

Why New York Magazine is selling its own technology to other media companies. In an increasingly competitive industry–where revenue streams rise and fall like unpredictable monarchies–organizations have sought new ways to rely less on content churn and advertising. [November]

  • Quartz, the Digital Publisher acquired by Uzabase in July, has Relaunched NewsPicks as a Standalone App

Quartz's new app is banking on big names like Richard Branson to help create a 'constructive and civil' alternative to Facebook and Twitter

[November]

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