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.