Wednesday, July 18, 2007

An Internationally Local Victory


Move Will Unite 400 Employees Currently Split between Two Facilities in Warren County

CHICAGO–July 17, 2007–Tribune Media Services (TMS), a subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), today announced plans to consolidate its upstate New York-based operations in a new building in the Town of Queensbury, NY. The planned 66,000 square foot facility is being built by Albany, NY-based BBL Construction Services, LLC. TMS and BBL have entered into a long-term leasing arrangement that will begin next summer. Four hundred employees of TMS’ Entertainment Information Products division will work in the building.

“Consolidating these two large offices will enable TMS to become even more efficient and competitive in delivering the best entertainment information products in the world,” said TMS President and CEO David D. Williams. “This move further strengthens our continuing commitment as one of the major employers in Warren County and the region, whose citizens and community leaders have helped create an environment where we can thrive.”

The TMS Entertainment Products Division is a leading provider of print, online and on-screen television listings, movie showtimes and entertainment-related editorial information to media and consumer electronics companies. In addition to its offices in upstate New York, the division has headquarters in Chicago and major operations in Milwaukee, Dallas, Los Angeles and Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
About Tribune Media Services
Tribune Media Services (TMS), a subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), is a leading provider of information and entertainment products for print, electronic and on-air media in the United States and abroad. It distributes TV and movie listings and related editorial content under the TMS and Zap2it brands; syndicates comics, editorial cartoons, features and opinion columns; creates and distributes a variety of online information products; licenses editorial content from national periodicals; and manages national advertising networks. TMS also markets news, features, information graphics and multimedia content to media clients around the world through McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. For more information, visit the website.
About Tribune Media Services Entertainment Products Division

Tribune Media Services (TMS) is a leading provider of print, online and on-screen entertainment listings and editorial information to newspapers and online media, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. Offering a full line of enhanced entertainment information products and services, TMS' TV information clients include Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, New York Times, USA Today, TiVo and Microsoft. TMS collects information from more than 16,000 broadcast, cable and satellite sources worldwide. Its newspaper, cable and satellite program magazines reach more than 30 million households in over 50 major markets on a weekly and monthly basis. Additionally, TMS' electronic program guide (EPG) is available in 9 million homes worldwide.

TMS print and online advertising networks provide opportunities to reach nearly 70 million people, through major market newspaper TV supplements and TMS Movie Products collects data from more than 37,000 movie theater screens in North America to create and market print and electronic movie information products and services. TMS Movie Products clients include Carmike Cinemas, Inc., Clear Channel Interactive, Cox Communications, Inc., Los Angeles Times and others. TMS is also the licensing agent for ticketing services from Fandango, the nation's largest online and phone movie ticketing service.

Additionally, TMS offers, a leading entertainment information website for TV and Movie listings and features, and information on the latest video and DVD releases. For more information about TMS, visit the website.

About Tribune Company

TRIBUNE (NYSE:TRB) is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.), The Sun (Baltimore), South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel and Hartford Courant. The company’s broadcasting group operates 25 television stations, Superstation WGN on national cable, Chicago’s WGN-AM and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.

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