Cablevision Systemsand 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.
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 Philadelphia.
Subscribers could lose access to baseball playoff games. Earlier, Cablevision subscribers missed part of the Oscars in a similar dispute with ABC.