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Encyclopedia > Tribune Entertainment
Tribune Company
Type Public (NYSE: TRB)
Founded 1847
Location Chicago, Illinois
Key people Dennis Fitzsimmons, CEO & President
Scott Smith, President of Tribune Publishing
Patrick Mullen, President, Tribune Broadcasting
Industry Entertainment
Products television, newspapers, radio
Revenue image:red down.png$1.46 billion USD (Second quarter, 2005)
Employees unknown
Website www.tribune.com

The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. It owns the Chicago Tribune, WGN, the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday in New York, the Hartford Courant, The Baltimore Sun, the Daily Press, and many other media outlets. The Tribune Company is also a co-owner of the WB television network. The Tribune Company's revenues total billions of dollars each year. A public company is a company owned by the public. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... Scott Smith is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Entertainment is an amusement or diversion intended to hold the attention of an audience or its participants. ... In business, revenue is the amount of money that a company actually receives from its activities, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Red down arrow for negative revenue from the previous fiscal year. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ... A corporation is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name AS (anonymous society) or something similar, depending on language (see below). ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains the leading daily newspaper of the Midwestern United States. ... WGN is the callsign of two broadcast stations in Chicago, Illinois, both owned by the Tribune company. ... The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the western United States. ... Newsday is a daily tabloid newspaper which primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... The Hartford Courant is Connecticuts largest daily newspaper, and the only morning newspaper for most of the state north of New Haven and east of Waterbury. ... The Baltimore Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of about 430,000 copies, and a Sunday run of 540,000 copies. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... A wide variety of systems of interconnected components are called networks. ...


The Tribune Company also owns Tribune Entertainment, which owns the distribution rights to several television shows including: Andromeda, Mutant X, The Beastmaster, Family Feud, South Park, Soul Train, Candid Camera, Earth: Final Conflict, and others. Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda was a science fiction television series, created by Gene Roddenberry but produced posthumously. ... Image From Mutant Xs Official Website : Season 3 Cast Mutant X (created by Marvel Studios, a division of Marvel comics) is a television series that first aired October 6, 2001. ... Marc Singer, The Beastmaster The Beastmaster is a 1982 fantasy film directed by Don Coscarelli that starred Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos and Rip Torn. ... Family Feud is a popular television game show in the USA that pits two families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed of 100 people. ... South Park is a comedy animated series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially appeared on radio as Candid Microphone in the 1940s, then screened in the United States in the 1950s, with local versions produced around the world. ... Earth: Final Conflict is a science fiction television series posthumously created by Gene Roddenberry. ...


Criticism

One criticism of the Tribune Corporation is that they are responsible for the Cubs' perpetual losing. The Tribune Corporation discovered that the Cubs are more profitable fielding a poor team, rather than spending big on free agents. The Chicago Cubs are located in a trendy area of Chicago, causing them to have great attendance at home games, even when the team is doing poorly. Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ...


See also

List of assets owned by Tribune Company // Television WPIX - New York(WB) KTLA - Los Angeles(WB) WGN - Chicago(WB) WPHL - Philadelphia(WB) WLVI - Boston(WB) KDAF - Dallas(WB) WBDC - Washington(WB) WATL - Atlanta(WB) KHWB - Houston(WB) KCPQ - Seattle(Fox) KTWB - Seattle(WB) WBZL - Miami - Ft. ... Much of the worlds assets, particularly in the media industry, are concentrated in the hands of a small number of large corporations. ...

External links

  • The Tribune Company's official website
  • Tribune media profile

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The Tribune Entertainment division produces many of the TV shows and series that run on the WB Networks, the Sci-Fi Channel, and other networks in which Tribune owns affiliates.
Tribune was founded originally as a newspaper conpany, and has morphed into the business of delivery of information.
Tribune owns the Cubs, they broadcast most of the Cubs' regular season games on the WGN superstation network throughout the country, and offer extensive coverage of the team in the Chicago Tribune.
'South Park' set to take off as a weekday strip in Fall 2005 - Indiantelevision.com's Breaking News (316 words)
Tribune Entertainment EVP Domestic and Cable Sales Steve Mulderrig states, "We're thrilled with the enthusiastic response from stations toward 'South Park.' The local DMA Market numbers are so competitive that stations immediately see the value in adding this smart and edgy show to their sitcom lineups."
Tribune Entertainment is distributing South Park under an exclusive deal with Debmar Studios and Mercury Entertainment.
Tribune Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Tribune Company Entertainment has entered into a variety of distribution, production, and ad sales relationships with such major partners as DreamWorks SKG, FremantleMedia North America, Hearst Entertainment, New Line Television, and Universal Domestic Television.
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