Tribune Adds DreamWorks Titles

Tribune Entertainment has acquired exclusive syndication rights to 10 additional movies from DreamWorks SKG, including Seabiscuit, The Ring, Old School, Catch Me if You Can and House of Sand and Fog.

The new titles are in addition to the 34 titles Tribune acquired last July from Dreamworks.

In addition to selling the movie packages in syndication, Tribune will handle the barter advertising sales.

The Dreamworks films will start airing on broadcast TV starting in 2006. The package is cleared in 70% of the country, including on Tribune's TV stations.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.