Media

Liguori Named CEO of Tribune Co.

Television executive Peter Liguori was named the new chief executive of Tribune Co. Thursday, taking the reins of the reorganized Chicago-based media company weeks after its emergence from bankruptcy.


Tribune's Bankruptcy Revealed Cutthroat, Complex Industry

Somewhere in the third year of Tribune Co.'s marathon Chapter 11 proceeding, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey looked out at a Delaware courtroom packed with high-priced attorneys and conceded the case had broken down into what he called a "multiconstituent melee."


Alvarez Named MVP for Modesto JC Football Squad

Modesto Junior College slotback Brian Alvarez, who set school records for single-game receiving yards, single-season and career receptions, was named the Pirates' MVP on offense.


Univision Forms Internal Advertising and Media Unit

Univision Communications this week announced the launch of the Univision Agency, which will centralize the company's advertising and media inventory.


AT&T to Carry NUVOtv for the Long Term

AT&T U-verse announced a long-term renewal of NOVOtv on the network's U200 TV package, it was announced today. The agreement allows AT&T U-verse to roll out NOVOtv's HD channel as well.


Al Jazeera Makes US Plans Amid Criticism

Expect to see a lot more of Al Jazeera on your TV in the coming months -- and perhaps an equal amount of chatter about whether it should be there.


Al Jazeera Buys Al Gore's Current TV

The Qatar-based network said that Current TV would be rebranded as as Al Jazeera America, and provide domestic and international news to a US audience.


Sprint's Clearwire Bid Too Low, Analyst Says

Owners of Clearwire Corp. are "very unlikely" to accept the $2.90 bid disclosed this morning by Sprint Nextel Corp., an analyst said.


Redbox, Verizon to Offer Movie Streaming

Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture between the kiosk DVD-rental company and the telecommunications giant, will launch a beta version of the new national streaming service later this month that will cost $8 a month, the companies said Wednesday.


Times Editor Asked to Go After Five Years in the Job

James Harding, the editor of the Times newspaper, is to step down after five years at the helm of Rupert Murdoch's flagship title in Britain, News International said Wednesday.


Univision To Carry Bounce TV in 7 Major Markets

Univision and Bounce TV jointly announced a distribution agreement in which Univision Television Group will carry Bounce TV as a multicast channel of its stations in San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Raleigh and Tampa.


Soledad O'Brien Named Hispanicize Co-chair, Latinovator

Hispanicize named CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien as co-chairwoman for its fourth annual Hispanic trends event and announced the agenda for its inaugural Hispanic Journalist Showcase.


EchoStar Adds FCC Veteran to Executive Ranks

Jennifer A. Manner, who has more than 20 years of experience as a telecommunications policy and regulatory executive, will report to the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.


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