"WCBI-TV and the DIRECTV satellite service are negotiating a new satellite carriage agreement. We remain hopeful a new agreement will be timely reached, but, unfortunately, our negotiations appear to be at an impasse and our contract expires December 31, 2011 at midnight. If you are a DIRECTV subscriber and if our station is unable to reach a new agreement with DIRECTV, you will not be able to receive WCBI and its top-rated programs such as CSI, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-O, Big Bang Theory, Unforgettable, 2 Broke Girls, SEC Football and Basketball, WCBI News, Sports and Weather, and public safety announcements from the DIRECTV satellite service after next Monday afternoon.
WCBI and CBS will, of course, continue to be available to you free, over the air, by cable or by satellite from the DISH Network, CableOne, Comcast, and Metrocast.
We will keep you fully informed of the progress of the negotiations with DIRECTV. "
Personally, I prefer getting WCBI the old-fashioned way... and not worrying about carriage disputes.