Summary Box: TV dispute may affect baseball fans
THE DISPUTE: Cablevision Systems Corp. and News Corp. haven’t
come to terms on the fees that cable TV systems pay the broadcaster
to carry its signals over the cable lineups. The current agreement
expires just after midnight Friday.
WHO’S AFFECTED: Some 3 million Cablevision subscribers, mostly
in the New York area but also in Philadelphia. The stations whose
signals are in jeopardy are Fox5 and My9 in New York and Fox29 in
WHAT’S AFFECTED: Subscribers could lose access to baseball
playoff games. Earlier, Cablevision subscribers missed part of the
Oscars in a similar dispute with ABC.