chairman Lloyd Fan says the gay cable channel is in the
middle of restructuring and expects to resume production
soon. QTN shut down its Burbank, Calif., studios
and sent out an e-mail terminating all its employees
on Wednesday, after it was unable to meet its payroll.
But late Friday afternoon, Fan told Sirius OutQ
that the termination message was just a "standard type
of form" that gets sent out in such situations. Fan
said he couldn't comment in detail because of
"delicate" negotiations that are under way but that the
company is "still moving forward with a restructuring"
and that he expects the network will resume operations.
QTN is still continuing to transmit prerecorded
programming to cable systems around the country
through hired master control facilities in Texas. Fan
took over the company two months ago after QTN founder Frank
Olsen departed in a management shakeup. (Sirius OutQ News)