The Fox Network is negotiating a new contract with Time-Warner Cable. The current contract expires at the end of the year, and unless an agreement is reached by then, Time-Warner subscribers could spend at least some time without access to Fox.
This being America, the situation is a national emergency. The nation that brought you government coupons for HDTV converter boxes is now bringing you injunctions in Florida against NOT televising the Florida Gators' football bowl game. Because, hey, John Marshall's grave hasn't seen that much spinning of late. It's been nearly five years since Kelo v. New London.
This article also contains other evidences of America's awesomeness, including the fact that a senator is involved in the dispute, and the murmured line towards the end that the Fox signal will still be completely available, for free, to anyone who wants to watch it. Oh, but that's broadcast TV, which is the purview of the poor and shiftless. We can't expect REAL Americans to watch their TV that way. Better to engineer a phony crisis.
If only this article ended in a call to wear surgical masks in public, it would be worthy of a modern news source. I'm sure that, if there's no agreement by Friday and Fox is unviewable for some erstwhile viewers, we'll get our surgical masks, along with a senatorial intervention and a court injunction. If Fox is off the air, there's a chance people might end up watching C-SPAN, and that's a risk the government just can't take.