Fans Might Miss Penn State-FL Game Due to Cable TV Dispute

Football fans across the country hoping to watch bowl games this weekend could fall victim to a long-running feud over the fees that cable providers pay to carry channels.

As a midnight Friday deadline approaches, Sinclair Broadcast Group still doesn't have a deal with cable TV operators Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks.

Potentially affected are 33 Sinclair stations in 21 markets, including in Charleston, West Virginia.

However, Time Warner Cable says it will continue to provide Big 4 network programming this weekend even if Sinclair pulls local programming. Such a plan could mean that college football fans may be able to watch Saturday's Outback Bowl on ABC.

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