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.