Cox Launches Seven New HD Channels August 20

August 18, 2009

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications continues to expand its high definition programming with the launch of seven new HD channels in the Greater Hampton Roads region on August 20.

Also, on August 27 in York County, Cox will launch an additional 24 high definition channels. With these additions, Cox’s HD channel offerings total 67 of the most requested high definition channels available.

The channels to be launched on August 20 throughout the region are as follows:

  • Bio HD (channel 828)
  • Encore HD (channel 810)
  • Fox Business Channel HD (channel 8180)
  • MLB Network HD (channel 814)
  • NBA TV HD (channel 833)
  • Pay Per View Events Channel HD (channel 701)
  • The Weather Channel HD (channel 724)

The HD channels to be launched on August 27 for York County customers are noted below. They will be made available to Cox customers in Upper and Lower York County, Bethel Manor, USCG Training Station, and Yorktown Naval Weapons Station.

    ABC Family HD (channel 719)             HBO2 HD (channel 784)
    BET HD (channel 736)                    Lifetime Network HD (channel 709)
    Bravo HD (channel 761)                  MTV HD (channel 722)
    Cartoon Network HD (channel 717)        Nickelodeon HD (channel 729)
    CMT HD (channel 733)                    Planet Green HD (channel 813)
    CNBC HD (channel 725)                   Science Channel HD (channel 760)
    Comedy Central HD (channel 732)         Syfy HD (channel 740)
    Disney HD (channel 738)                 Speed Channel HD (channel 763)
    E! HD (channel 741)                     Spike HD (channel 756)
    Fox News Channel HD (channel 764)       USA HD (channel 718)
    FX HD (channel 716)                     Versus HD (channel 734)
    Hallmark Movie Channel HD (channel 859) VH1 HD (channel 767)

(The 24 additional HD channels are already available to customers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Gloucester, Poquoson, parts of Williamsburg, Newport News, West Point, New Kent, and King and Queen County.)

To receive the new HD channels, customers must have the appropriate level of service with Cox. The following Cox services are required for the noted networks:

    Cox Standard service,        ABC Family HD, BET HD, Bravo HD, Cartoon
    Digital Gateway service      Network HD, CMT HD, CNBC HD, Comedy Central
    and Expanded HD service      HD, Disney Channel HD, E! HD, Fox News
                                 Channel HD, FX HD, Lifetime Network HD, MTV
                                 HD, Nickelodeon HD, Syfy HD, Speed Channel
                                 HD, Spike HD, USA HD, Versus HD, and VH1 HD

    Cox Standard service,        Lifetime Movie Network HD
    Digital Gateway service
    and Movie Tier

    Cox Standard service,        Planet Green HD
    Digital Gateway service
    and the Discovery Tier

    Cox Standard service,        Hallmark Movie Channel HD
    Digital Gateway service
    and Variety Tier

    Cox Limited Basic, Digital   HBO2 HD
    Gateway, Cox HD and HBO

“Cox offers a wide selection of HD channels. In keeping with our goal to be a ‘friend in the digital age,’ Cox makes all of its HD channels available to customers at no additional monthly charge,” said Jen Garrett, Cox Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Finally, James City County will have access to the new HD channels launched as Cox continues to upgrade its network. For more information contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or at Felicia.Blow@cox.com.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com. In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.

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