Zambelli Gets Copyright For Thunder Script As TV War Heats Up


Zambelli International has been issued a copyright for its script of Thunder Over Louisville in the latest development in a battle over broadcast rights for Saturday’s massive fireworks show.

WAVE-TV paid the Kentucky Derby Festival $50,000 for exclusive broadcast rights to Thunder….

But WHAS-TV … later announced it would broadcast the event without a contract, contending that Thunder is a news event on public property open for anyone to see, including its cameras.

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