Fox's basic cable network FX is near a carriage deal with Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator with 7.1 million subscribers.
The networks are rolling out some very big guns for the May sweeps, including three CBS miniseries and the eight-hour ABC event "The Stand."
CBS is not the only network whose affiliates Fox is courting. The weblet is also in talks with ABC affils about carrying its coverage of the National Football Conference.
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With the start of the National Football League season five months away, Fox Broadcasting has signed up more than two dozen TV stations to carry its coverage of the National Football Conference.