Cox Communications to Launch Movies-On-Demand Service in Hampton Roads
Launch reinforces company's focus on the deployment of next-generation broadband services
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2001-- Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE: COX) today announced its plans to deploy Cox Movies-On-Demand (MOD) service for selected customers in Hampton Roads, Va.
Initial deployment of the service will begin during the third quarter 2001.
"We're thrilled to introduce MOD in Hampton Roads to further enhance our customers' television viewing experience," commented Jim Robbins, President and CEO of Cox Communications. "Providing Movies-On-Demand allows us to further leverage our advanced broadband network to provide customers with a differentiated product unavailable with other video providers. It's an important step in reinforcing our commitment to remaining the preferred source for television services in our markets.
"Our customers who have access to MOD are extremely enthusiastic about the service, and understand the potential of this technology to deliver the best television viewing experience available," he added. "We look forward to making it available to more customers."
Cox's MOD service in Hampton Roads will utilize the Motorola DCT2000 set-top, as well as hardware and software provided by Concurrent Computer Corporation. Movie and other content will be provided by iN DEMAND.
Cox's MOD service will feature hundreds of titles, including hit theatrical movies, as well as recent Hollywood classics. Customers will be able to order and instantly view movies, and will be able to pause, fast-forward and rewind movies by using a remote control and existing digital set-top.
Hampton Roads is Cox's second market to offer MOD commercially, following the company's initial deployment of the service in San Diego in September 2000. Cox plans to launch MOD service in additional markets during 2001.
Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, serves approximately 6.2 million customers nationwide, making it the nation's fifth largest cable television company. A full-service provider of telecommunications products, Cox offers an array of services, including Cox Cable; local and long distance telephone services under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the brands Cox@Home, Road Runner and Cox Express; advanced digital video programming services under the Cox Digital Cable brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Cox is an investor in telecommunications companies including Sprint PCS and Excite@Home, as well as programming networks including Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Outdoor Life and Speedvision. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the Internet at www.cox.com.
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