Category Archives: Cable

AT&T, TimeWarner propose merger

AT&T to purchase TimeWarner for $85 billion Opponents to deal already lining up Bugs Bunny, Sheldon Cooper, and Scooby Doo are getting ready to reach out and touch [..]

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Thursday night showdown: Cubs top Bears locally

But competition came from an unlikely source…The Al Smith dinner? Thursday night television featured a rare matchup between a Bears-Packers game and a Cubs-Dodgers playoff contest. But it [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Sylvia Perez joins Fox 32 as weekend anchor

Chicago news veteran Sylvia Perez is returning to the airwaves this coming week as new weekend anchor for WFLD’s 7-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts and starting [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: T Dog Media at 10

Happy anniversary to T Dog Media! It’s a different media world today than it was when I started this. As we mark the ten-year anniversary of T Dog Media [..]

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Dish, Tribune reach retrans agreement

The long national nightmare is over – for Dish viewers who couldn’t get Tribune stations. On Saturday, Tribune and Dish finally came to an agreement on retransmission consent, [..]

Broadcast Networks, Cable, Television

T Dog’s Media Notepad: Tribune Tower sold to L.A. developer

Tribune Media announced Tuesday the historic building housing the company and the Chicago Tribune has been sold to Los Angeles-based developer CIM Inc, for $280 million. The developer is planning to add [..]

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ESPN to hold town hall meeting on athletes and violence in Chicago (updated)

ESPN comes to Chicago about the city’s violence epidemic while local stations once again drop the ball [Editor’s Note: Chance The Rapper stated in a tweet Tuesday he is [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notebook: WGN-AM extends deals for Cochran, Manley

WFLD finally launches 5 p.m. newscast ABC’s game show block off to good start Sorry, Cochran haters: As first reported by Robert Feder Monday, WGN-AM morning personality Steve [..]

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The 2015-16 season in a nutshell

With the upfronts a week away, it’s time to take a look at what was hot and what was not in the 2015-16 television season. This roundup not [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Stump the Trump

Chicago is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Donald Trump as he blew through town on March 11 and created a storm of protests – including inside [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Back in the saddle again

Hello, and welcome back to T Dog Media! Here are some notable news and notes from the last two weeks: Tom Doerr has resigned as news director of [..]

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Tribune, CW relationship in fragile condition

          Network, station group may split; CW considering OTT option Can this marriage be saved? In a possible blow to The CW, Tribune Broadcasting has [..]

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TV’s best in 2015

2015 in television was clearly unforgettable: a debut of a new series generating numbers not seen in years; a debate over whether we had “Too Much TV”; we [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: White Sox sink into the ratings abyss

The White Sox may not have the worst record in MLB for 2015, but earned an even-worse honor. According to Sports Business Journal, the South Siders again finished [..]

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TCA: Showtime and The CW

CBS Corp.’s two other properties: Showtime and The CW, held their presentations at TCA recently: Showtime: CEO David Nevins addressed rival FX’s programmer John Landgraf’s comments regarding “too [..]

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