Cox Communications Adds Pac-12 Networks to Lineup
Atlanta, GA – August 15, 2012 – Cox Communications has announced the addition of the Pac-12 Networks to its lineups in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Nebraska and Nevada. The Pac-12 Networks, which include one national and six regional networks, are full-time HD linear networks dedicated to the Pac-12 collegiate conference.
The Pac-12 Networks will televise 850 live sporting events annually, including 35 football games, and more than 120 men’s basketball games in the first year, as well as a variety of in-studio shows, special features, commentary and On Demand content on the Pac-12’s championship teams and student-athletes.
The Pac-12 Southern California Regional Network will be available on Cox’s Digital Essential service in Orange County and Palos Verdes, CA. In San Diego and Santa Barbara, the Pac-12 Southern California Regional Network will be carried in Cox’s Sports & Information pak.
The Pac-12 Arizona Network will be on Cox’s Digital Essential service in Arizona. Finally, the Pac-12 National Network will be on Cox’s Sports & Information pak for customers in Cox’s Arkansas; Sun Valley, Idaho; Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska and Las Vegas, Nevada service areas.
Cox Advanced TV customers in these areas also will have online access to live events that are not covered on the Pac-12 Television Networks via the Pac-12 Digital Streaming Network.
“We are thrilled to be part of the launch of the Pac-12 Networks and proud to bring the great action and intense rivalries into the homes and lives of our customers,” said David Pugliese, senior vice president, product marketing, Cox Communications. “We’re sure this is especially great news for the scores of alumni and fans who choose Cox as their communications and entertainment service provider.”
“The launch of the Pac-12 Networks is a terrific day for our universities, alumni, student-athletes and fans, many of whom subscribe to Cox,” said Gary Stevenson, President of Pac-12 Enterprises. “We’re excited to partner with Cox, which is committed to bringing its customers the very best in sports. We look forward to a productive relationship for years to come.”
About Pac-12 Enterprises
Pac-12 Enterprises is the new content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that includes 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world and a nation-leading 451 NCAA titles across 27 sports. Headquartered in San Francisco, Pac-12 Enterprises was created in 2011 to develop and launch the Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Digital, and to control the distribution of the Pac-12 intellectual property rights in sports and other Conference initiatives. Launching August 15, 2012, the Pac-12 Networks are full-time native HD linear networks available to video programming operators, dedicated solely to the Pac-12. It will consist of a national network and six regional feeds that will televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. Pac-12 Digital encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 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 seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity seven times, including the last six years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.