While DirecTV (Fortune 500) fought with Northwest Broadcasting for nine weeks, customers missed the beginning of the 2012 World Series games between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers. The broadcasting company owns a number of TV channels in the United States and Canada, including a Fox affiliate in Washington that aired the Series. For most of that fall season, DirecTV subscribers in Washington and Idaho could not watch Fox programming. ,
No deal yet between Time Warner Cable and CBS but deadline to pull network from cable homes in largest cities is pushed back.