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Sharp Selects Digitalsmiths and Tribune Media Services to Boost User Experience for SmartCentral 3.0 on Sharp AQUOS LED TVs
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

DURHAM, NC and CHICAGO, IL(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Video search and personal recommendation leader Digitalsmiths®, a subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), and Tribune Media Services (TMS), the international leader in entertainment navigation, today announced that Sharp Electronics Corporation has selected Digitalsmiths and TMS to enhance the video discovery experience of Sharp's 2014 line-up of AQUOS® LED Smart televisions. (more...)

Newsbeat Adds New Sports Feature in Time for NBA Playoffs, MLB Season
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Newsbeat, a streaming news radio service developed by Tribune Digital Ventures, is adding a new feature that's perfect for sports fans. Starting today, listeners will get sports score updates of their favorite NBA and MLB teams nestled between news stories. (more...)

Tribune Digital Ventures To Acquire TV by the Numbers, Re-launches Zap2it Entertainment Website
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, today announced it has agreed to acquire TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (more...)

Tribune Re-Imagines News for Mobile
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, today launched Newsbeat, a mobile news app that provides audio streaming of roughly 7,000 stories each day from hundreds of leading newspapers and websites. Using a blend of human voice-overs and advanced text-to-speech technology, Newsbeat delivers a personalized newscast experience that is unique for every user. Newsbeat is a free app available for download on iOS and Android devices. (more...)

Full Trailer For ANNIE Remake Starring Quvenzhane Wallis & Jamie Foxx
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 05, 2014

A first look at the upcoming big screen movie musical remake of beloved orphan-themed musical ANNIE starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx is now available to view. (more...)

First Look At The Trailer For ANNIE Remake Starring Quvenzhane Wallis & Jamie Foxx
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 04, 2014

A first look at the trailer for the upcoming big screen movie musical remake of beloved orphan-themed musical ANNIE starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx is now available to view. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Teaser Poster Revealed for ANNIE Movie Remake!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

In anticipation of tomorrow's trailer premiere for the upcoming ANNIE remake starring Quvenzhane Wallis in the role of America's favorite orphan, the first teaser poster for the film has been revealed. Check it out below! (more...)

Tribune Company Completes Acquisition of Gracenote
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tribune Company today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America. (more...)

VIDEO: ANNIE's Quvenzhane Wallis Featured in Maserati Super Bowl Spot
by TV News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis was featured in an all-new ad for Maserati's Ghibli model auto which aired during the first quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII. (more...)

2014 International CES Exhibitor Profiles: Samsung Electronics America, Inc. to 3D Vision Technologies Limited
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

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Tribune Company To Acquire Gracenote
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Tribune Company today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sony Corporation of America to purchase Gracenote, the global leader in music technology and metadata. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services. (more...)

ANNIE at Young People's Theatre with Louise Pitre, Sterling Jarvis & Jenny Weisz Begins Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Young People's Theatre presents Louise Pitre as Miss Hannigan and Sterling Jarvis as Oliver Warbucks in its fall production of Annie (TYA), along with Jenny Weisz in the title role. Directed by Allen MacInnis, the iconic musical will be presented on the Mainstage from today, November 11 to December 19, opening on Thursday, November 14. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents ANNIE JR., Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Leapin' Lizards! The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati opens its 89th MainStage season with a production of 'Annie JR.' at the Taft Theatre tonight, October 18-20 & 26, 2013. (more...)

Annie, A Contemporary Adaptation Of The Classic Broadway Musical Comedy, Begins Filming In New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Filming begins today on location in New York on Annie, starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhan Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz. An Overbrook Entertainment / Marcy Media production, the film is scheduled to be released by Columbia Pictures on December 19, 2014. The film is set in the present day and will incorporate real New York locations. (more...)

Louise Pitre, Sterling Jarvis and Jenny Weisz to Star in ANNIE at Young People's Theatre, Nov 11-Dec 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Young People's Theatre presents Louise Pitre as Miss Hannigan and Sterling Jarvis as Oliver Warbucks in its fall production of Annie (TYA), along with Jenny Weisz in the title role. Directed by Allen MacInnis, the iconic musical will be presented on the Mainstage from November 11 to December 19, opening on Thursday, November 14. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Present ANNIE JR., 10/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Leapin' Lizards! The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati opens its 89th MainStage season with a production of "Annie JR." at the Taft Theatre October 18-20 & 26, 2013. The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. (more...)

Homer 'the Blind Wonder Cat' of Bestselling Memoir Dies in New York at 16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Homer 'the Blind Wonder Cat' Cooper, subject of the internationally bestselling memoir died in his New York home last Wednesday of age-related illness. His human companion, author Gwen Cooper, was with him at the time. Homer was sixteen years old. (more...)

USA TODAY Announces Christopher Elliott To Write Weekly 'On Travel' Column
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

USA TODAY announced that beginning today, author and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott will write a weekly travel column. "On Travel" will offer thought-provoking insights into the world of airlines, car rentals, cruises and hotels. The column will run in print in the Money section of USA TODAY and online in the Travel section on USATODAY.com. In addition, Elliott will be featured in an online video series called "ASK USA TODAY Travel," for which he will answer travel questions from USA TODAY readers. (more...)

Director Robert Falls to Talk and Tweet About MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Goodman Theatre, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

'Should a woman sleep with a man she finds repellent if by doing so she serves a greater good?' (New York Times) is among the questions of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, at Goodman Theatre in a new production directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls. Falls sets his production of Shakespeare's dark comedy against the backdrop of New York City circa 1970s-an era in which economic challenges, urban flight and the sexual revolution transformed one of the greatest cities in the world into one of the most troubled. (more...)

Director Robert Falls Talks and Tweet About MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Goodman Theatre, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2013

'Should a woman sleep with a man she finds repellent if by doing so she serves a greater good?' (New York Times) is among the questions of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, at Goodman Theatre in a new production directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls. Falls sets his production of Shakespeare's dark comedy against the backdrop of New York City circa 1970s-an era in which economic challenges, urban flight and the sexual revolution transformed one of the greatest cities in the world into one of the most troubled. (more...)

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