Cox Communications Offers Customers Yankees vs. Mariners Games in 3D

July 7, 2010

MANCHESTER, Conn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11, Cox Communications will broadcast the first Major League Baseball games in 3D between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners. The games will air via YES Network 3D in Manchester and Meriden, Connecticut on channel 784.

Subscribers with 3DTVs will be able to watch the Yankees games live at 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday and 4:10 p.m. ET via YES 3D on Sunday. Those without 3DTVs at home can visit the Best Buy stores in Manchester or Meriden during business hours on Sunday, July 11. Best Buy will be re-airing Saturday’s 3D Yankees game from opening to 4:00 p.m., leading up to the live coverage of Sunday’s contest at 4:10.

“Cox is excited to offer our customers this unique viewing opportunity, and we also feel privileged to host anyone interested in checking out the 3D Yankees experience through our great partnership with Best Buy,” said Roger Sokolosky, vice president of sales, Cox New England. “YES is providing baseball coverage like no one has seen before.”

Cox customers will need a 3D television and an HD or HD/DVR receiver to access the Yankees on YES 3D. The TV manufacturer’s specified 3D glasses will also be required to view the content in 3D. The receiver must be connected to the 3DTV with an HDMI cable. Those customers will then be required to tune to channel 784, and change the setting on their 3DTV to “3D format” or “3D mode.”

Earlier this year, Cox broadcast the Masters Tournament in 3D with live four-day coverage of the event. YES Network is the official channel of the New York Yankees.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, it serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For six years, the company has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, it has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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