The new contract covers Tribune’s 42 television stations and cable network WGN America.
Disputes between cable companies and program providers are typical this time of year. But the dispute between Charter Communications’ Spectrum TV and Tribune Media is beginning to feel anything but typical. Entering its eighth day, this skirmish could be the one that escalates into a prolonged battle.
In an open letter to the roughly six million subscribers of Charter’s Spectrum pay-TV service who are currently without Tribune Broadcasting affiliates in 24 markets, Tribune CEO Peter Kern blasted Charter for offering a “false picture” of the companies’ carriage negotiations.
Funding from the Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation Program will support new formats of video storytelling.
The new multi-year contract covers television stations and cable net WGN America.
The broadcast group taps the news director of its KTLA Los Angeles to handle additional responsibilities as VP of content development for the group.
Tribune Broadcasting laid off 120 employees in Texas, including 52 based in Houston, due to the media company’s cancellation of the Morning Dose and NewsFix shows, according to a notice the company filed with the Texas Workforce Commission. The layoffs will take effect on Nov. 6, Tribune said in its letter.
Using Wide Orbit’s Programmatic Open Marketplace allows Tribune stations to accept complying offers for ad time around the clock — even outside of normal business hours.