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.
The Cox internet content (both live events and replays) will be delivered via Microsoft’s Silverlight player. The online content will also provide recaps, highlights and reports in “high definition” (online resolution not provided yet).
HD content will come from NBC Universal’s networks which include NBC, USA Network, MSNBC, Universal HD, and CNBC.
The Winter Games coverage will start with the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 12 and end with the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 28, 2010.