Fox: Adelphia Owes Us Money


Fox Cable Networks Group has joined the list of programmers claiming that
Adelphia Communications Corp. owes them money, with the News Corp. unit looking
to collect more than $20 million, according to court documents.

Fox Cable, Game Show Network and International Channel Networks are all
lodging claims against the scandal-ridden MSO, according to a petition filed by
New York-based law firm Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, which said it represents
all three programmers.

In June, when Adelphia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the MSO
presented a list of its top 50 unsecured creditors, which typically only recoup
a fraction on the dollar. The list included a batch of cable networks with
claims, in total, of roughly $170 million in overdue license fees.

Programmers on the list ranged from Home Box Office, which is looking to
collect $34 million, to Black Entertainment Television, owed $4 million.

Mike Farrell contributed to this story.