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Q Television Network, one of three gay and lesbian cable networks (in addition to Here and Logo), has shut down its production facilities for nearly two weeks, reports Out.com.
QTN's executive vice president of network operations, Carol Hinnant, dispelled the notion that the network may have permanently gone dark, saying that all independent contractors would be rehired when production resumes on February 13 (salaried employees are still being paid). Hinnant said that prerecorded shows will be programmed during the shutdown and that the network is preparing for its exclusive coverage of this year's Gay Games in Chicago.
Honey Labrador, who cohosts and produces QTN's live morning show Brunch, told Out.com, "We are completely committed to what it is Q Television does, and this is, provide original, live programming. So we are taking until the 13th of February to concentrate on our live programming." No mention of the shutdown was included on the network's Web site, QTelevision.com. (Advocate.com)