Orlando Viewers May Miss Out On March Madness

Kyle Hightower of the ORLANDO SENTINEL reports that cable viewers in central Florida may end up missing out on March Madness.

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NCAA Tournament fans could become the latest victims in an ongoing dispute between Orlando CBS affiliate WMKG and cable provider Bright House Networks.

The local channel wants the cable company to pay them the same fees they pay to other cable channels on their service, but Bright House doesn’t feel at home with the idea. If the two can’t come to an agreement, “Channel 6 will fall dark at 12:01 a.m. March 17 on the cable service.”

That’ll put a damper on your St. Patrick’s Day. But there is hope for Orlando b-ball viewers, as CBS plans to stream all tournament games live on their website.

And there would be one silver lining for those Sunshine Staters that might get their CBS signal snuffed:

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No Billy Packer.