Press Release: Tribune Company will debut its beta version of a new mobile news aggregation application at this weekâ€™s 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Called â€œMosaic,â€ the app offers a visually stunning, multi-touch screen designed to enable consumers to personalize and read all of their news via one reader and offer advertisers an innovative digital advertising model to target audiences.
TRIBUNE is one of the countryâ€™s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribuneâ€™s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The companyâ€™s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicagoâ€™s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribuneâ€™s print and broadcast properties and extend the companyâ€™s nationwide audience.
Mosaic provides quick and easy access to the news, information and entertainment content produced by Tribuneâ€™s media outlets, initially including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel (South Florida) Hartford Courant, The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) and Daily Press (Newport News, VA) and followed shortly thereafter by the companyâ€™s broadcast entities. Mosaic also offers users the ability to add news feeds and premium publication subscriptions from across the Web.
The free application will initially be available for use with Microsoftâ€™s Windows 7 Mobile-based tablets and will be offered to consumers beginning Jan. 31. A companion Windows Phone 7 app will follow, and Tribune continues developing similar mobile news solutions for use with other devices such as the iPad and Android phones.