Will Time Warner Customers Miss The 2010 BCS?

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIJanuary 1, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02:  Wide receiver Brent Casteel #5 of the Utah Utes attempts to avoid a tackle by Javier Arenas #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Utes defeated the Tide 31-17. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The 2010 Bowl Championship Series will begin at 5 p.m. today with the kickoff of the Rose Bowl on ABC. Unfortunately for Time Warner Cable subscribers, that may be the only game of the series that they'll be able to watch .

Fox channels are in jeopardy of being pulled from Time Warner's channel lineup if News Corporation, the owners of the Fox stations, does not reach a new broadcast agreement with the cable giant.

News Corp. has stated that they want Time Warner to pay a subscription fee of one dollar per subscriber for their channels, which include Fox, FX, and the Speed Channel.  The cable company has started that it is not willing to pay that much.

Originally, Fox was going to pull their signal from Time Warner at midnight if no deal had been reached.  However, the two sides were able to come up with a temporary agreement to keep the stations on the cable service as the two sides continue to negotiate.  Still, it has not been announced when that temporary agreement will expire, and Time Warner customers have no idea if they'll be able to watch the Sugar Bowl tonight.