Sony has found a buyer for Gracenote and it’s the same company that owns a major Chicago newspaper and Chicago television station. The Tribune Media Group owns both the Chicago Tribune and local television station WGN-TV Channel 9. And apparently Tribune Media Group also owns Tribune Media Services (TMS) which offers the same service as Gracenote. Tribune paid $170 million dollars to scoop up Gracenote and plans on merging Gracenote and TMS, which also supplies the program guides to cable operators. The deal is set to finalize in the first quarter of 2014 and there doesn’t seem to be anything that would delay it. I wouldn’t expect too much to change here, customers services by Gracenote include Apple and Spotify so we’re not likely to see any major change that could disrupt those services. Hit the link below for source.
Source: PC World
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