Astros May Strike Out In Bid To Ax Network's Forced Ch. 11
By Maria Chutchian
Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 8:49 PM ET) -- The Houston Astros have a tough road ahead as they attempt not only to toss the involuntary bankruptcy Comcast affiliates recently brought against a Houston television network they share, but also to convince a court that the affiliates are improperly trying to take control of the team’s broadcast rights.
The affiliates slapped Houston Regional Sports Network LP — which is jointly owned by the Comcast affiliates, the Astros and the Houston Rockets and is licensed to air the teams’ games — with an involuntary Chapter 11...