Tribune’s WGN America cable station may get a makeover under chief-executive-in-waiting Peter Liguori, reports the New York Post.
The cable network currently airs a mix of syndicated shows such as "Law & Order" and Chicago Cubs games, but may morph into a station with original programming under Liguori, the piece notes.
Liguori is expected to take over Tribune once its owners pick a new board, which should happen soon. He’s talking with former Disney Chief Strategy Officer Peter Murphy to join as chief operating officer, according to the article.
Tribune might also consider merging WGN with another general entertainment cable channel, with the goal of making the service more desirable and pushing up distribution fees, the piece adds.