The metadata company provides listings for both free-to-air and subscription television industry, plus live music listings, restaurant and bar listings and lottery, horoscopes and humour. Its customers include Foxtel, Freeview, Samsung, Telstra, Beamly, Fetch TV, ninemsn, and Yahoo!7.
“We are seeing increasing demand from customers to support Australia and the surrounding region,” said John Batter, CEO of Gracenote. “As new services roll-out around the globe, our customers are seeking an entertainment data provider with knowledge and expertise of the local broadcasters and regional movie catalogs. With the addition of HWW and the recent acquisition of What’s-ON, Gracenote is now in a position to support our customers and help expand their products and services in Australia, India and throughout Asia-Pacific.”
Tribune Media owns 39 US stations and ten newspapers including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, Sun-Sentinel and The Baltimore Sun.
HWW management and staff will be transferring to Gracenote but remaining in Sydney.