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Tribune Media buys JDTV

P'gramming info co. will add 4 mil subscribers

Making its second move in less than a week to expand its listing operations, Tribune Media Services has acquired privately held JDTV Inc., which distributes programming schedules to the cable and satellite television industries.

Chicago-based Tribune gains JDTV’s cable and satellite TV listings business as well as UltimateTV, an online TV listings and news service with an e-commerce store.

Tribune will add the coverage of cable and satellite programming to the listings service it provides to more than 29 million households daily with custom listings in newspapers and its online service TVQuest.com. JDTV will add another 4 million service subscribers.

Milwaukee-based JDTV collects TV programming information for broadcast, cable, satellite and pay-per-view channels and distributes it to cable and satellite system operators — including Time Warner Cable, MediaOne GTE, Charter Communications and EchoStar — as locally branded programming guides and as electronic data to digital set-top cable boxes.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but JDTV will still operate under the banner as a division of Tribune and will remain in Milwaukee.

Michael and James Drescher Jr., JDTV’s co-founders, will continue as the company’s principles. UltimateTV will continue to operate under the direction of JDTV partner Jeff Rowe out of its Los Angeles office.

Tribune added movie listings with Wednesday’s acquisition of Premier DataVision Inc.

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