Tag Archives: Tribune Media

21st Century Fox, Disney in talks to merge

The two rivals are discussing, but would not include some Fox properties, including Fox News and Chicago’s WFLD-TV Itchy and Scratchy joining forces with Mickey Mouse? It could [..]

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The Media Notepad: Lisa Madigan opposes Sinclair-Tribune merger

Also: Sinclair passes on O’Reilly; Grim reaper closing in on WYCC; World Series a ratings hit; The Twilight Zone to be rebooted. Again. Given the huge number of [..]

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DNA Info Chicago shuts its doors

Online news publication ceases operations; unionizing employees in New York could be reason Billionaire patriarch Joe Ricketts announced Thursday he was closing DNA Info and the “ist” online [..]

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The Media Notepad: Bears ratings up thanks to Mitch Trubisky

Anthem protests, weak record doesn’t deter fans Also news on a former Bears star; NBC 5; FCC (Editor’s Note: An earlier draft of this post mistakenly featured a [..]

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Bill O’Reilly headed to Sinclair?

Could be a liability for some local stations Bottom Line With Bill may be coming to a station near you. Reports are surfacing once again regarding Bill O’Reilly [..]

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The Media Notepad: Suppelsa, Herndon exit respective 9 p.m. news anchor positions

Also: Rob Stafford returns to WMAQ; Get ready for more PAC ads; CBS Radio gambles and loses on blunder Mark Suppelsa is calling it a career – the [..]

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Sun-Times’ future hangs in the balance

Things are starting to get desperate at Wrapports. As reported by Crain’s Friday, the owner of the Sun-Times is giving a group led by former Alderman Edward Eisendath [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: The “R” word

Chicago sports teams now have something in common with media companies – rebuilding when the good times end  Chicagoans better get used to a word they’ve been hearing [..]

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The Upfronts post-game show

Ratings don’t seem to matter much as ad buyers remained committed to primetime TV This season, the television business has had its share of negative headlines: notably declining [..]

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Winners and losers in the Sinclair-Tribune deal

With Monday’s acquisition of Tribune Media by Sinclair, it is time to divvy up the winners and losers in this historic deal. Winner: Sinclair Broadcasting (of course.) No [..]

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media for $4 billion 

Mega deal is the biggest in television history: 42 station-group sold to Maryland-based broadcaster Ends local ownership of WGN-TV and WGN Radio after more than 60 years Sinclair’s [..]

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FCC pulls a scam and reinstates UHF discount

Look for more consolidation as FCC gifts media conglomerates by relaxing media ownership rules  In all my years of following the television industry, I’ve never seen an outright [..]

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Chicago’s NBC, Fox stations sell spectrum

If you are an over-the-air customer in Chicago – or anywhere for that matter, get ready for some big changes as six local stations relocate. The FCC released [..]

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“Daily Mail” coming to TV

Dr. Phil and his son Jay bring the UK’s Daily Mail to TV stateside Also: Harry officially returns for season two Leave it to Dr. Phil and son [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Bulls dragging down NBA ratings

Also: ABC 7 and WGN-TV are February sweeps winners; Tribune Broadcasting update; T.D. Jakes show is canceled; Legion, Good Wife renewed; Iron Fist debuts  With the 33-37 Bulls once [..]

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