It’s been a long time coming but finally NewsChannel 8 can be watched in high definition (HD) quality throughout the greater Washington D.C. Area. Subscribers to Verizon, RCN, Comcast, and Cox should be able to access the HD version of the channel. If you’re having trouble give your provider a call. See the channel listings below.
Cox Communications announced multi-platform coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics from London. In cooperation with NBCUniversal, the company will provide live streaming broadcasts, video-on-demand, mobile and tablet apps, and a 3D channel. All-in-all, Cox says they will provide customers over 5,535 hours of Olympic programming, including 242 hours of 3D broadcasts. The Olympics events will run on NBCUniversal networks including NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo and Telemundo, as well as two “HD specialty channels” and one 3D channel. Coverage will begin on Wednesday, July 25 and end on Sunday, August 12. To stream live Olympics events, go to NBCOlympics.com and log-in with your COX account username and password. Open the press release link below for more info from Cox.
Cox has announced an economy television service package called “TV Economy” that costs only $34.99 a month. On top of basic programming, the package includes 20 channels from the expanded basic package such as Discovery Channel, CNN and Comedy Central. Unfortunately ESPN and regional sports networks are not included in the SP. And, if you’re looking to get a deal on HD service this one is not for you, as you’ll need to start with Cox’s Advanced TV package. Cox is first rolling out the SP in parts of New England, Louisiana, Virginia and San Diego. The company is currently offering TV Economy at $24.99 for 6 months to new subscribers.
Cox Communications is ending its wireless service, the company announced last night. After three years in the making, the company has decided to stop selling the services and will offer current customers options to switch to another provider. “Cox is working to make this transition as seamless and easy as possible for our customers,” said Cox executive VP Product Development and Management Len Barlik.
Cox Communications and Cablevision subscribers can now get 3D titles on-demand from Starz Entertainment. Current 3D VOD titles available for viewing include Alice in Wonderland, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Green Hornet, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Step Up 3, Tangled, and Toy Story 3. The 3D titles are, of course, only viewable to subscribers with a 3D TV, 3D glasses, and HD set-top box. You may also have to contact your service provider to enable 3D viewing for your account. Upcoming 3D titles from from Starz include Tron: Legacy and Gnomeo & Juliet.
Cox Communications has stepped up March Madness coverage for customers in Fairfax County and Fredericksburg by offering high-definition broadcasts of all 67 games of the tournament. The games will be available on CBS (CH 709), TBS (CH 722 in Fairfax County and CH 709 in Fredericksburg), TNT(CH 714) and truTV (CH 895).
Cox Communications has launched HBO, HBO GO and MAX GO for subscribers with internet access. The online service offers over 1400 titles from HBO GO which you can access with your Cox user ID and password if you have Cox Advanced TV. Just go to any one of the following web urls: HBOGO.com, MAXGO.com, or COX.com/tv — to watch HBO or Cinemax content online.
Netflix has revealed ISP performance tested on streaming HD content playback. At the top of the metric is Charter who provided the highest performance in the testing, averaging between 2500 kbps and 2700 kbps.
Cox Communications will offer customers a new “Plus Package” that includes any combination of the new Trio programming guide, expanded DVR storage, Whole Home DVR and 27 HD channels all for the subscription fee of $5.00 per month. Comcast’s target launch date for the Plus Package was on or after December 14, 2010.
If you are a Cox Communications customer in New England you’ll now be able to subscribe to the Plus Package with Advanced TV for $5 a month. With the Plus Package you’ll get the new 500GB Whole Home DVR, the Trio Interactive Program Guide and new HD channels.
Cox Communications has launched several new HD channels in its Roanoke, VA market. Included in the lineup are sports channels ESPNU HD and Fox Soccer HD, as well as premium movie channel Starz Edge HD. “The fact that we can continue to offer new channels in HD service free of charge is another way Cox is ensuring that we continue to satisfy and delight our customers,” said Cox Virginia’s VP of Marketing. Check your service package or call Cox customer service to see if you are eligible to receive the new high-definition channels.
Cox customers in Northern Virginia will now get CBS College Sports Network in both standard and high-definition (HD) on channels 262 and 783, respectively. Specific coverage areas include Fairfax County and Fredericksburg,VA. Cox offers the HD channel at no extra charge to customers who own HDTVs.
On Aug. 25th, Cox Communications will add College Sports HD to its high-definition lineup in Hampton Roads, VA. The HD network will be found on Cox channel 816, and will also be available in standard-definition on channel 216.
Epix is launching widespread online viewing of content for Cox and Mediacom customers on EpixHD.com. The service provides Epix subscribers with a full lineup of movies via the website, including over 150 HD and SD movies per month. In July, the company plans on launching the service for Charter Communications subscribers.
Cox customers in Virginia’s Hampton Roads, Roanoke and Northern Virginia areas will be able to view the Masters Tournament in 3D this week. 3D coverage of the tournament, which takes place at Augusta National Golf Club, will start on Wednesday, April 7 from 3 to 5 pm Eastern with the Par3 Contest. The 3D broadcasts will continue for two hours each day through Sunday, April 11. Masters programming (non 3D) is also available On Demand Channel 1.
Cox has added some new HD channels in its Virginia markets today, including the launch of Epix HD and Vutopia across all markets. In addition to those two channels Cox launched two new HD channels in Roanoke and Hampton Roads and three new HD channels in Northern Virginia.
Cox Communications says they will offer customers with a 3D HDTV and HD receiver 3D coverage of the Masters Tournament next week from Augusta National Golf Club. The 3D high-definition programming starts with the Par 3 Contest on April 7 at 3 p.m. ET and is offered at no additional charge.
Cox Communications will start rolling out Epix HD and on-demand channel “Vutopia” to its markets on April 1. Epix HD is a premium movie channel from Viacom Inc., Paramount Pictures, MGM and Lionsgate. The channel is normally offered for $9.99 per month.
Cox Communications has added five HD channels and one Music Choice channel to its lineup in the Hampton Roads area. Also included in the additions are two On Demand channels including the Filipino Channel and Shalom TV. Cox says it now offers 72 HD channels in total to its customers.
For the first time Cox Communications will provide all its Winter Olympics coverage, approximately 835 hours of it, in high-definition. Cox says it is also providing the content online and On Demand, at no additional cost to subscribers. For online distribution, the Cox/NBC Universal agreement includes 1,000+ hours of digital content which will be available to customers with at least Expanded Basic service.