'American Idol' repeats to air in weekly syndication beginning this fall
UPI News Service, 01/06/2006
Tribune Entertainment has snatched up the syndication rights to Fox TV's hit talent competition, "American Idol," it was announced Friday.
"Idol" reruns will begin airing weekends nationwide in September, Daily Variety reported.
Tribune Entertainment is expected to offer the show free of charge in exchange for seven minutes of advertising during each hourlong episode, Variety said. The package will be offered to broadcasters during the National Association of TV Program Executives convention later this month in Las Vegas.