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TELE-COMMUNICATIONS SIGNS AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH CHICAGOLAND TELEVISION

 TELE-COMMUNICATIONS SIGNS AFFILIATION AGREEMENT
 WITH CHICAGOLAND TELEVISION
 CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An agreement has been signed between Tribune Regional Programming, Inc., a subsidiary of Tribune Broadcasting Company, and Tele-Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCOMA) ("TCI"), to provide ChicagoLand Television, a 24-hour news and information service, to TCI's 300,000 cable customers in the Chicago metropolitan area. The announcement was made today by James C. Dowdle, president anc?hief executive officer of Tribune Broadcasting Company.
 ChicagoLand Television will be a full-time basic cable service featuring extensive local news coverage, sports news, weather, traffic and lifestyle reports for the eight-county area. It will also provide in-depth coverage of local and state politics as well as on-location reports from the many events that are unique to metropolitan Chicago.
 "We're very happy that TCI has chosen to join us in bringing this unique service to the Chicago area," said Dowdle. "Their cable operations and programming expertise has been most helpful to us in planning the roll-out of ChicagoLand Television."
 J. C. Sparkman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of TCI, said, "I believe our customers will value this addition to our cable programming line-up when it is launched next year. Tribune Company should be commended for moving ahead aggressively with local news, notwithstanding the inherent risks. We will do what we can to help make the channel a success."
 ChicagoLand Television expects to employ approximately 100 people in studio facilities to be located in Chicago and the surrounding suburban area. In September 1991, Continental Cablevision announced its affiliation with ChicagoLand to also provide this first-of-a-kind cable programming service for the Midwest.
 The bulk of ChicagoLand's programming will be originally produced. However, ChicagoLand Television will utilize other Tribune Company resources including the Chicago Tribune, WGN-TV and WGN Radio to create programming for the service. ChicagoLand will feature live telecasts of certain Chicago Cubs baseball games that WGN-TV is restricted from televising due to Major League Baseball's exclusive contracts with CBS and ESPN. ChicagoLand will also present delayed telecasts of Cubs games that were aired earlier on WGN-TV.
 Tribune Broadcasting Company owns six independent television stations, four radio stations and provides and distributes television and radio programming. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), an information and entertainment company also engaged in newspaper publishing and newsprint manufacturing.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Gremillion, 312-222-4750, or Martha Lindeman, 312-222-3787, both of Tribune/
 (TRB TCOMA) CO: Tribune Regional Programming, Inc.; Tele-Communications, Inc. ST: Illinois IN: ENT SU:


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