Cox Communications

Cox Communications (also known as Cox Cable and formerly Cox Broadcasting Corporation, Dimension Cable Services and Times-Mirror Cable) is an American privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television, telecommunications and Home Automation services in the United States. It is the third-largest cable television provider in the United States,[1] serving more than 6.2 million customers, including 2.9 million digital cable subscribers, 3.5 million Internet subscribers,[2] and almost 3.2 million digital telephone subscribers, making it the seventh-largest telephone carrier in the country.[3] Cox is headquartered at 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd in Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S., in the Atlanta metropolitan area.[4]

Cox Communications, Inc.
Subsidiary of Cox Enterprises
IndustryTelecommunications
FoundedFebruary 1962
Headquarters6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30328, U.S.
Key people
Patrick J. Esser
(President)
James C. Kennedy
(Chairman)
Anne Cox Chambers
(Director)
ProductsCable television, broadband internet, VoIP, wireless, Home Security, Business services, Gigablast fiber
Revenue10.4 billion (2014)
Number of employees
20,000 (2016)
ParentCox Enterprises
Websitewww.cox.com

History

Coxcommunications
Original version of current corporate logo, used from 1996 until 2007.
Cox Communications (logo)
Modified version of 1996 logo, used from 2007 until November 15, 2018; this variant (a re-treatment of the Bob Wages-designed emblem by Atlanta-based BrandFever [now Phase 3 Communications]) removed the green and red coloring on the slashes of the "X".

Cox Enterprises expanded into the cable television industry in 1962 by purchasing a number of cable systems in Lewistown, Lock Haven and Tyrone (all in Pennsylvania), followed by systems in California, Oregon and Washington. The subsidiary company, Cox Broadcasting Corporation (renamed to Cox Communications in 1982), was not officially formed until 1964, when it was established as a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It was taken private by Cox Enterprises in 1985.

In 1993, Cox began offering telecommunication services to businesses it was the first multiple system cable operator to do so. This eventually grew into Cox Business, which now represents $1 billion in annual revenue. In 1995, Cox acquired the Times Mirror cable properties.[5]

In 1997, Cox became the first multiple system cable operator to offer phone services to customers following the 1996 Telecom Act. Two years later in 1999, Cox acquired the cable television assets of Media General in Fairfax County and Fredericksburg, Virginia. The following year, Cox Communications acquired Multimedia Cablevision with assets in Kansas, Oklahoma and North Carolina.

In 2004, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors found Cox Communications guilty of violating an agreement with the county which stated that all homes served by Cox within Fairfax County would be digital ready with the new fiber optic network by June 2003. When this term expired with less than 30% of the county having been completed, the Board of Supervisors decided to fine Cox $100 per day from the originally agreed completion date, until work was completed on January 2006. The Board also forbade Cox from raising rates to recover the cost of the fine for a period of 10 years from the actual completion date. The total fine was approximately $93,000.[6]

COX Communications trailer (2006 SNUPY Awards)
COX Communications trailer (2006) SNUPY Awards

By November 1, 2005, Cox announced the sale of all of its Texas, Missouri, Mississippi and North Carolina properties, as well as some systems in Arkansas, California, Louisiana and Oklahoma to Cebridge Communications. The sale closed in 2006 and those systems were transitioned by their new owner from Cox branding to Suddenlink Communications.

On May 14, 2007, Cox announced that they had sold their investment in Discovery Communications for the Travel Channel, related assets, and $1.3 billion.[7]

In 2007, DiversityInc magazine named Cox Communications #25 in its Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Cox climbed to the sixth position on Diversity Inc.'s 2008 list.[8] Also in 2008, Cox was named #8 on the Top 10 Companies for African Americans.[9] Two years later, on November 19, 2010, Cox began offering wireless services in Orange County, California; Omaha, Nebraska; and, in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

In February 2011, Cox Communications completed its Alternative Energy Project[10] which included two fuel cell installations at each of the company's San Diego, CA and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA headquarters.[11] Two separate PureCell System 400 kilowatt installations will generate enough onsite power to reduce the company's dependence of the local power grid and decrease its carbon footprint.[12]

In September 2011, Cox Home Security was added to their suite of products listed on their website.[13] This new service uses advanced technologies similar to the home security products offered by other MSOs such as Comcast.

In August 2013, Cox launched a new television platform known as Contour, which features recommendations and a user profile system across multiple devices.[14] In 2015, Cox licensed Comcast's Xfinity X1 platform (which features more extensive integration of video streaming apps, and a voice control remote); it was deployed in 2016, maintaining the Contour naming. Cox stated that at least 1 million subscribers were on the X1-based Contour as of October 2017.[15][16]

In 2016, Cox Business reached 3 billion in annual revenue.

Other business units

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Cox Communications' "Digeez" mascot, also more commonly known as a "Digital friend."

Cox Charities

Cox Communications Virginia created the philanthropic Cox Charities to annually provide grants to nonprofits serving youth. The organizations must have education programs that focus on science and technology, literacy, mentoring and other areas.[18] In the 2016-2017 program, 15 nonprofits received a total of $150,000.[19] They were:

  • An Achievable Dream
  • ForKids
  • Horizons Hampton Roads
  • REACH
  • The Salvation Army - Hampton Roads Area Command
  • The UP Center
  • Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
  • Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro
  • Main Street Child Development Center
  • Hopecam
  • Fairfax Futures
  • Literary Council of Northern Virginia
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
  • Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley
  • Total Action for Progress

Other state branches of Cox Communications also donate money annually through a Community Investment Grant program. The money comes from employees and goes to 501(c)(3) organizations. The organizations will differ from state to state, and year to year, but usually also have a focus on education, technology, social issues, and the arts.[20] These programs can be found in Oklahoma (nearly $165,000 in 2017),[21] Arkansas (nearly $100,000 in 2017),[22] Nebraska and Iowa (nearly $90,000 in 2017),[23] and the Southeast region, including parts of Louisiana, Florida's Gulf Coast, Central Florida and Middle Georgia.[24]

Privatization

In 2004, Cox Enterprises announced its intention to purchase those shares of Cox Communications which it did not already own. A $6.6 billion tender offer was completed in December of that year, and Cox Communications has been a wholly owned subsidiary ever since.[25] This was the second time Cox Communications was taken private by Cox Enterprises.

Residential services

Cox Cable TV

Cox distributes standard definition and high-definition cable television programming, including Digital Cable.[26] Cox launched Digital Cable on its Orange County system in 1997. In February 2008, Cox started to implement switched digital video (SDV) technology in some of their markets.[27] In late 2014, Cox started notifying customers in their Connecticut market that they would be moving to an All Digital Video platform, requiring a small digital adapter (termed a Cox Mini-Box) for televisions that were previously connected to an analog only signal. This same notification was extended to all other major markets in 2016.

Digital video recorder

Cox offers digital video recorder service, provided using Motorola,[28] Scientific-Atlanta, Cisco, or previously Moxi[29] equipment depending on the local market.

On Demand

Cox offers video on demand service in the majority of its markets under the name On Demand. On Demand offerings are fairly standardized, portal-based, and carry VODnets like The Ski Channel, and includes HD offerings and replays of major network series.[30]

Cox High Speed Internet

As of 2013, Cox offers cable internet service to over 21.8 million people across 18 states, making it the 4th largest provider of cable internet service in the US (based on coverage area).

Cox offers five levels of high-speed Internet in all of its markets: Starter, Essential, Preferred, Premier, and Ultimate (Their speed tier with download speeds up to 300 Mbit/s.) Cox initially launched high-speed Internet in 1996 in its Orange County infrastructure.[31] Cox licensed the PowerBoost technology from Comcast in 2007 and offers it on the Preferred, Premier, and Ultimate levels of service.[32] Top service download speeds are between 15 and 300 Mbit/s.

  • "Soft" monthly bandwidth caps are listed for all four levels of service, and Cox does charge a considerable fee for exceeding data usage limits.[33]
  • In September 2011, Cox announced the availability of a data usage meter for customers to check their data usage.[34]
  • In 2011, the FCC released the "Measuring Broadband America" report where it was revealed that many broadband providers provided lower than advertised internet speeds to their consumers. Analysis of the report data showed that Cox Cable only delivered 83.4% of its advertised internet speed (on speeds above 3Mbit/s) to its customers.[35]
  • Cox blocks incoming traffic on port 80 for residential customers,[36] making it difficult for them to run web servers.

Cox High Speed Internet won the PC Magazine Readers' Choice Award for High Speed Internet in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2011.[37] In 2014, Cox announced they would begin offering 1 Gbit/s internet speeds under the name "G1GABLAST" in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha, with plans to begin offering it in the rest of their service areas by the end of 2016. They also announced that they would double internet speeds for all customers at no cost at the same time. They began rolling out the new speeds in Phoenix in early October of the same year.[38] Additionally, Cox has launched their G1GABLAST service to 1 apartment complex in Orange County, California.

Cox Digital Telephone

Cox offers telephone service in the majority of its services areas. Various technologies, including circuit switched and hybrid VoIP systems, are used depending on service areas.[39] Cox has won multiple J.D. Power and Associates awards for its telephone service.[40]

Cox Home Security

In 2010 Cox started offering a range of Home Automation and Security service to customers in its Tucson, Arizona market as a trial. In 2011, this product was expanded to Cox's entire Arizona market, and was rolled out to additional markets over the next couple of years. In December 2014, Cox Launched "Cox Homelife" in Louisiana, that appears to be the same service as Cox Home Security under a different brand. *Cox Home Security was actually rebranded as Cox Homelife for every market that it is available.*

Cox Business

Cox Business[41] provides voice, data and video services for more than 260,000 small and regional businesses, including health care providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. According to Vertical Systems Group,[42] Cox Business is the fourth-largest provider of business Ethernet services in the U.S.-based on customer ports and the company ranked highest among small and mid-size business data service providers in J.D. Power and Associates telecommunications studies in 2006, 2008 and 2010. In 2013, Cox Business had the third largest business-facing enterprise by revenue (of cable providers who provide business services), with $1.2 billion in revenue as of the third quarter of 2013.[43]

Cox Business is an early adopter of Voice over IP technology and, in 2007, Cox became the first cable provider in North America to deploy a fully owned and managed IP telephony service for businesses, Cox Business VoiceManager.[44] Cox Business is expected to launch Managed IP PBX, SIP Trunking and IP Centrex services in 2011, allowing customers to more efficiently route voice traffic over Internet Protocol. Cox Business currently supports more than 800,000 business phone lines.

Defunct Cox Wireless

Cox previously offered mobile phone and wireless services in four United States markets including Orange County, California, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Omaha, Nebraska. Cox marketed their wireless service as 'Unbelievably Fair' due to a wireless plan it offered which returned money for unused minutes which it called "Moneyback Minutes."[45] This allowed customers to receive up to $20 per month added back to their bill in the event that the customer had leftover minutes. Cox Wireless offered a full range of devices manufactured by Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Kyocera, and LG.

Cox Wireless utilized Sprint's voice and 3G networks and also had planned to build out their own 4G LTE network.[45]

On May 24, 2011, Cox Communications announced it would decommission its plans to build a 3G wireless network, and would instead offer Sprint service to half of its current footprint and operate as a Sprint MVNO by the end of 2011.

On November 15, 2011, Cox Communications announced it would halt sales of all its wireless branded products and existing Cox branded wireless operations would be decommissioned by March 30, 2012. Cox eventually also retracted its plans to offer wireless services reselling Sprint service as an MVNO.[46]

Carriage controversies

Fox News Dispute

On January 1, 2000, Cox was involved in a retransmission consent dispute with News Corporation (the parent company of the Fox broadcast network, now owned by 21st Century Fox), pulling four Fox owned-and-operated stations, after retransmission consent talks between News Corp. and Cox broke down, reportedly because Fox had denied permission for Cox to broadcast programming on its O&O stations unless Cox gave it two channel slots on its digital cable service. The affected stations were WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio (now owned by Tribune Broadcasting), KTBC in Austin, Texas, KRIV in Houston, Texas, and KDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, off its cable systems in those areas; another Fox O&O WHBQ-TV in Memphis (itself now owned by Cox) was also pulled from its Jonesboro, Arkansas, system (of the mentioned systems; only the Cleveland metropolitan area continues to be served by Cox; the other systems were bought out by Suddenlink Communications in May 2006). The removal of those stations, which were temporarily replaced with premium service Starz! Family (which was made available to subscribers for free), blacked out Fox programming to 425,000 Cox customers. The blackout lasted six days as the two sides came to an agreement on January 6, and the Fox-owned stations were brought back to the systems. Cox gave $1 refunds of their January cable bill to roughly 90,000 subscribers in Texas and Arkansas as compensation.[47]

LIN TV-Cox dispute

In a separate dispute (clumped with the above dispute by media outlets as the "Cox vs Fox" dispute) that occurred around the same time, customers in Hampton Roads, Virginia lost access to LIN TV-owned Fox affiliate WVBT (channel 43) on January 1, 2000; retransmission talks between WVBT and Cox broke down, reportedly due to a demand by WVBT to be placed somewhere between channels 2 and 14 (it had been broadcast on channel 43). Cox refused to move WVBT to a lower channel number; the channel space was filled in the interim by pay channel HBO Family. It was not until February 5 of that year that the station resumed on Cox's Hampton Roads system (remaining on channel 43), after an agreement was reached during a ten-hour arbitration session.[48] Cox did not offer rebates to its 335,000 subscribers in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Cleveland, Ohio, who also lost their Fox stations.

Swatting case

Cox was criticised for showing lack of care in protecting customer data following a late 2014 incident. A serial swatter who prolifically harassed women through calling armed police to their houses obtained the address and phone number of a Tempe customer through making calls imitating a service technician. Cox told The New York Times that ‘‘we regret that this incident occurred’’ and that would update its security methods.[49][50][51]

Nexstar dispute

On January 29, 2016, seventeen Nexstar Broadcasting stations were dropped by Cox after failing to reach a new retransmission deal. The contract had expired on December 31, 2015, but the two companies allowed talks to continue until January 22, 2016. The channels were replaced by a screen which accused Nexstar of "demanding a significant fee increase". In Las Vegas, where the dispute threatened to black out Super Bowl 50 due to local CBS station KLAS-TV being affected by the dispute, Cox announced on February 3, 2016, that it would offer a free preview of the game's Spanish-language broadcaster, ESPN Deportes, over Super Bowl weekend. The next day, Cox reached a new deal with Nexstar, and the stations were restored.[52][53][54]

Copyright lawsuit

Cox was held responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers according to a December 17, 2015, ruling from a Virginia federal jury. The ISP was found guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement and ordered to pay music publisher BMG $25 million in damages. The verdict is likely to be appealed by the company.[55][56]

Marketing

One of Cox's marketing trademarks is a fictional animated "spokesman" character named "Digital Max", used from 2005 through 2008.[57][58] The phasing out of Digital Max in 2008 was followed by the introduction of the current Cox mascots, the "Digeez", little digital helpmates featured in many of Cox Communications' brand commercials.

Official sponsors

MLB

NFL

NBA

NHL

College sports

See also

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External links

Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held global conglomerate headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 55,000 employees and $21 billion in total revenue. Its major operating subsidiaries are Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. The company's major national brands include AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book, Cox Homelife, Gamut and more. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. Cox Enterprises is currently led by Alexander C. Taylor, a fourth-generation Cox family member and great-grandson of founder James M. Cox. James M. Cox's grandson, James C. Kennedy and other members of the Cox family are on the company's board of directors.

Cox Pavilion

Cox Pavilion is a 78,300-square-foot (7,270 m2), multi-purpose indoor arena on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, connected to the Thomas & Mack Center. The Pavilion serves as the home court for UNLV Lady Rebels women's basketball and volleyball programs as well as the annual NBA Summer League.

Cox Communications and UNLV formed a partnership for the new facility in 2001. The arena cost $16.8 million. As part of a $5 million agreement, Cox Communications secured the naming rights for the facility as well as opportunities for sponsorship and hospitality.

The pavilion is a two-level structure. The ground floor features new men's and women's locker facilities, player lounges and practice courts for basketball and volleyball. The top level is a multi-purpose venue with a seating capacity of 2,500 to 3,100 for sporting events.

In addition to UNLV athletic events, the Cox Pavilion hosts a variety of events, including small concerts, boxing events, theater-style family shows, corporate parties, trade shows and more.

On November 15, 2007, the arena hosted the Democratic Presidential Debate for the 2008 presidential election.

El Rey Network

El Rey Network (Spanish for The King) is an American television network founded by Robert Rodriguez in a deal with Univision, targeting a Hispanic American audience. Launched on December 15, 2013, the network specializes in grindhouse-style content and its bumpers and commercials use grainy visuals with narration by a distinctive gravelly voice.

It is available on Atlantic Broadband, Charter Spectrum, Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network, Suddenlink Communications, and Google Fiber.

As of March 2015, approximately 40 million households receive El Rey Network.

Fox Sports New Orleans

Fox Sports New Orleans is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and operated as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel broadcasts local coverage of professional and collegiate sports events within New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

Fox Sports New Orleans is available on cable providers throughout Louisiana, East Texas, the Florida Panhandle, and parts of Mississippi and Alabama (including Cox Communications, AT&T U-verse, Charter Communications, Suddenlink Communications and Comcast), with an estimated regional reach of 2.5 million households with a pay television subscription; it is also available on satellite via DirecTV and Dish Network.

Fox Sports San Diego

Fox Sports San Diego is an American regional sports network that is owned as a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which owns a controlling 80% stake) and the San Diego Padres (which owns the remaining 20% stake), and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks.

The channel broadcasts local coverage of sports events within the San Diego market. Fox Sports San Diego is available on cable providers throughout San Diego County, neighboring Imperial County, as well as the Coachella and Las Vegas Valleys, Southern Arizona and Hawaii; it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV. Within the San Diego market, Cox Communications and Spectrum provide an alternate Spanish play-by-play feed during Padres games via a second audio program feed from the team's Spanish radio network.

In Demand

In Demand (semi-capitalized as a trademark as iN DEMAND) is an American cable television service which provides video on demand services, including pay-per-view. Comcast, Cox Communications, and Charter (with former independent companies Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks) jointly own iN DEMAND.

KHBS

KHBS, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 21), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst Communications. KHBS' studios are located on Ajax Avenue in Rogers with a news bureau on North Albert Pike Avenue/North 42nd Street (south of Kelley Highway) in Fort Smith; its transmitter is located on Cavanal Hill in northwestern Le Flore County, Oklahoma (northwest of Poteau).

The station's brand name, "40/29", comes from KHBS and satellite station KHOG-TV (virtual channel 29, UHF digital channel 15) in Fayetteville, which relays KHBS' programming to areas of far northwestern Arkansas and southwestern Missouri that are not covered by the primary station's signal. (The broad coverage area of the Fort Smith–Fayetteville DMA precludes stations with transmitters closer to Fort Smith from reaching northern portions of the market). KHOG-TV's transmitter is located near Ed Edwards Road (southeast of the Fayetteville city limits) in rural northeastern Washington County.

On cable, KHBS/KHOG is carried on Cox Communications channel 7 in Fort Smith and Fayetteville.

KNWA-TV

KNWA-TV, virtual channel 51 (UHF digital channel 33), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Rogers, Arkansas, United States, serving Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas River Valley. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group, as part of a duopoly with Fort Smith-licensed Fox affiliate KFTA-TV (channel 24). The two stations share studios on Dickson Street in Downtown Fayetteville, with satellite studios in Rogers and on Kelley Highway in Fort Smith; KNWA's transmitter is located southeast of Garfield.

On cable, KNWA is carried on Cox Communications channel 9 in Fayetteville and Fort Smith.

KPBN-LD

KPBN-LP is a station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, branded as "Pelican Sports." The station is seen on AT&T U-verse on Cox Communications and Allen Cable. It is also available online at pelicansportstv.com

KPBN's main programming feed is carried on the station's second digital subchannel, which is affiliated with Pursuit Channel when local programs are not airing. The station's first subchannel airs Jimmy Swaggart's SonLife Broadcasting Network, while the fourth subchannel (the third is unused) carries Light TV.

LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes

The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is located in the Gym/Armory building. The building opened in 1930 and was completely renovated and reopened in 2002 to house the Academic Center for Student-Athletes.The goal of the academic center is to offer a comprehensive framework tailored to improve the academic skill set of each student-athlete. The 54,000 square foot Academic Center for Student-Athletes is complete with an entry/atrium, 1,000-seat Bo Campbell auditorium, computer labs, instructional technology lab, resource library with tech center, study area, tutorial center, meeting rooms, classrooms, student learning center, Shaquille O'Neal life skills labs and offices, Eric Hill communications studio, career center and Academic Hall of Fame.

Local News on Cable

Local News on Cable, or LNC5, was a joint venture between WVEC-TV (the local ABC affiliate), Cox Communications, and The Virginian-Pilot. LNC5 was owned by the Belo Corporation. Launched on February 24, 1997 as LNC4 on Cox Cable channel 4. It later moved to channel 5 after the launch of independent station WSKY-TV). LNC5 was available only on Cox Communications in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

LNC5 aired WVEC's live newscasts and rebroadcasts them throughout the day. LNC occasionally aired live broadcasts of major events in the Hampton Roads area, i.e. arrivals of military members.

In December 2010, Cox issued a statement to customers that LNC5 will cease operation after December 31, 2010. A few weeks after LNC5 ended programming, the channel space was used by Cox Communications to give Cox customers a "preview" of channels from their Advanced TV lineup, such as DIY Network and Bloomberg. This lasted from March-July 2011, previewing each channel for 2-3 weeks. Currently, channel 5 broadcasts the national feed of Univision.

Music Choice

Music Choice (abbreviated as MC) is an American company which produces music programming and music-related content for digital cable television, mobile phone and cable modem users. Music Choice also programs audio music channels for digital cable subscribers, and produces music-related content for on-demand customers with access to Music Choice On-Demand. Music Choice also offers video and audio music programming for cell phones, available through the Music Choice app.

Many digital cable and telco networks carry Music Choice, including, but not limited to: Comcast, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, Grande Communications, Suddenlink Communications, Service Electric Cable TV, and Frontier Communications. DirecTV also provides Music Choice programming. Other companies offer similar audio services for commercial customers, including Sirius XM, Muzak, DMX, and Stingray Music.

NewsWatch 15

NewsWatch on Channel 15 (popularly known as NewsWatch 15) is an American regional cable television channel serving New Orleans, Louisiana. The channel is owned as a joint venture between Tegna and local cable provider Cox Communications. NewsWatch 15's operations are based out of the studio facility shared by Gannett-owned CBS affiliate WWL-TV (channel 4) and MyNetworkTV affiliate WUPL (channel 54), located on Rampart Street in the city's historic French Quarter district. The regional cable news channel's branding is derived from its channel slot in the New Orleans area on Cox Communications channel 15.

News 9 Now and News on 6 Now

News 9 Now and News on 6 Now are American regional digital broadcast television networks that are owned by Griffin Communications. The channels simulcast and rebroadcast local news programming seen on Griffin-owned CBS affiliates KWTV-DT (channel 9) in Oklahoma City and KOTV-DT (channel 6) in Tulsa, Oklahoma in their respective markets, along with select other programs. News 9 Now is broadcast on KWTV digital subchannel 9.2 in the Oklahoma City market, while News on 6 Now is broadcast on KOTV digital subchannel 6.3 in the Tulsa market. On cable, the individual channels are available on Cox Communications channel 53 in their respective markets.

The services were developed out of News Now 53, a regional cable news channel that operated from December 1996 to April 2011, which was operated by Cox Communications Oklahoma in conjunction with Griffin Communications, and was carried on cable systems within Cox's Oklahoma service area.

The Ski Channel

The Ski Channel is a Video On Demand Cable, Satellite and Telco television channel distributed on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, Brighthouse Networks, Cablevision, RCN, AT&T U-Verse and Cox Communications. The technical term for a channel of this type is VODnet. It features mountain oriented sports, activity and lifestyle content and is devoted to year-round mountain activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, backpacking, climbing and other mountain sports. The channel launched on December 25, 2008. Tennis doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan are investors in the channel. It was founded by Steve Bellamy who also founded Tennis Channel.

YurView California

YurView California (formerly known as 4SD, Channel 4 San Diego or unofficially COX 4, and originally known as KCOX) is an American cable television channel serving San Diego, California that is owned by Cox Television subsidiary of Cox Media Group and operated by Cox Communications, which carries the channel primarily on its San Diego area systems on channel 4.

More or less, it originally operates as a regional sports network for San Diego County, with a mixed format resembling that of Denver-based regional sports network Altitude Sports and Entertainment. After the loss of the network's television rights to many professional and collegiate sports teams in recent years, its programming has shifted more towards public interest programs as well as local programming, informercials and older television series that the channel had been carrying before losing the majority of its sports programming.

YurView Louisiana

YurView Louisiana (previously Cox 4) is an American local cable-only public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable tv station in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette owned by Cox Communications. It first signed on as Cox 4 in 2001. In February 2017, Cox rebranded the channel as YurView Louisiana and began offering the channel in HD.The station airs three local high school football games, televised live, in its "Cox 4 Game of the Week." There are also programs that discuss academic and athletic issues associated with LSU and Southern University. In addition to local sports, it also carries coverage of the American Athletic Conference.

YurView Oklahoma

YurView Oklahoma (formerly known as The Cox Channel from 2004 to 2017 and as Cox Channel 3 from 1999 to 2004) is a local origination cable television channel based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, that is owned by Cox Television and operated by Cox Communications. The channel is available throughout Cox's Oklahoma City and Tulsa-area cable television systems.

¡Sorpresa!

¡Sorpresa! ("Surprise!" in Spanish) is an American Spanish-language children's television channel.

The channel is currently available for the United States and Puerto Rico on Charter Spectrum, Claro Puerto Rico, Cox Communications, Frontier Communications, Liberty Puerto Rico, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, and member systems of the National Cable TV Cooperative. ¡Sorpresa! TV is also available through third-party mobile TV and broadband platforms, including VEMOX, Brightcove and MobiTV. The channel was available in Akimbo.

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