Garland's "The Tube Music Network" Inks Deal With Tribune Broadcasting
March 9, 2006 at 11:32 AM (PT)
THE TUBE MUSIC NETWORK Pres. and CEO LES GARLAND today announced a distribution agreement today with TRIBUNE BROADCASTING CO., which operates 26 television stations in 22 markets, including NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, BOSTON and MIAMI. This new strategic partnership is the second of its kind for THE TUBE, following a distribution agreement made with RAYCOM MEDIA INC. in APRIL 2005.
"This agreement with TRIBUNE BROADCASTING greatly expands our reach. TRIBUNE BROADCASTING is well-established in the industry with stations in nine of the country’s top 10 markets, and 18 of the top 30. This landmark agreement firmly positions us at the forefront of the digital multicast era and enables us to marry innovative content with ground-breaking technology, delivering real benefit to the consumer," said GARLAND, one of the pioneers of the music television genre who co-founded MTV, VH-1 and THE BOX.
THE TUBE is the first music network to be distributed using a new broadcast technology known as digital multicasting. Viewers in TRIBUNE, RAYCOM and other television markets will be able to receive the network free, over-the-air on television sets equipped with digital tuners and on the digital cable tier where available.