Studios that sold TV rerun packages to Tribune-owned stations could be hit hard by Tribune's bankruptcy, Broadcast & Cable magazine indicated today (Monday). It noted that the 23 Tribune stations are among the biggest buyers of syndicated shows and currently owe Warner Bros. $23.7 million, 20th Century Fox TV $8.1 million, Disney/ABC $6.2 million, and NBC Universal $4.9 million, according to the bankruptcy filing..Citing the opinion of "players in the industry," the trade publication noted that the way in which the issue is resolved "could set a precedent should other TV broadcast groups be forced to declare bankruptcy."

15/12/2008