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Commitments And Contingent Liabilities
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Commitments And Contingent Liabilities

NOTE 10—COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

The Company leases office and studio facilities and machinery and equipment under operating leases pursuant to noncancellable lease term expiring in various years through 2023. Certain leases contain provisions for renewal and extension. In addition, the Company has entered into contractual commitments in the ordinary course of business for the rights to television programming which is not yet available for broadcast as of September 30, 2012. The Company has also entered into new network affiliation agreements with ABC, expiring December 31, 2017. Under these agreements, the Company must make specific minimum

payments for the various program rights. The Company has also entered into various employment contracts which include future guaranteed payments.

Future minimum lease payments for these operating leases, contractual program commitments and employment contracts which have remaining terms in excess of one year as of September 30, 2012, are as follows:

 

     Operating
Leases
     Program
Rights
     Employment
Contracts
 

Year ending September 30,

        

2013

   $ 5,856       $ 8,744       $ 11,081   

2014

     6,000         18,865         3,339   

2015

     6,026         20,095         1,920   

2016

     6,048         21,132         1,687   

2017

     4,633         19,048         345   

2018 and thereafter

     2,821         5,568         90   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 31,384       $ 93,452       $ 18,462   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Rental expense under operating leases aggregated approximately $4,200 for each of the years ended September 30, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The Company also has certain obligations and commitments under various executory agreements to make future payments for goods and services. These agreements secure the future rights to certain goods and services to be used in the normal course of operations.

The Company currently and from time to time is involved in litigation incidental to the conduct of its business, including suits based on defamation and employment activity. The Company is not currently a party to any lawsuit or proceeding which, in the opinion of management, could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.