NBC Universal and Cox Communications Offer Popular Prime Time Shows Free On Demand
Englewood Cliffs, NJ and Atlanta, GA (Sept. 24, 2007)—NBC Universal and Cox Communications today announced a trial offer of five NBC primetime shows free On Demand. Featured content includes popular NBC returning series including Emmy award-winning 30 Rock, critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights, Las Vegas, and all new series Life and Bionic Woman. This On Demand content is exclusively available to Cox Digital Cable customers in Orange County and Palos Verdes, CA.
“NBC Universal is excited to be working with our partner, Cox Communications, to test this new offering,” said Bradley Fleisher, senior vice president, NBC Universal TV Networks Distribution. “We are pleased to team up with Cox to bring some of NBC's most popular programming to their subscribers on an On Demand basis.”
Cox is pleased to add this popular programming to our On Demand library in Orange County, said Bob Nocera, Cox's Director of New Video Services. “Now our On Demand platform offers Cox Digital Cable customers free anytime access to some of NBC's best primetime shows.”
The series premieres of Bionic Woman (9 p.m. ET) and Life (10 p.m. ET) will air on NBC on Wednesday, Sept. 26. In addition, the season premieres of popular NBC programming includes, Las Vegas (Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET); 30 Rock (Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET); and Friday Night Lights (Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET). Each episode will be made available on Cox's On Demand platform the day after the shows premiere. As a part of the trial, the fast forward feature will be disabled for this content so the viewing experience will be the same as the program's primetime airing. The NBC programming will be available On Demand by simply choosing Channel 1 and selecting the MyPrimetime category.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services in affiliation with Sprint (NYSE: S). Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com.
About NBC Universal TV Networks Distribution
NBC Universal TV Networks Distribution, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's preeminent media companies, drives the company's cable strategic development and growth including video-on-demand, pay-per-view, HDTV, TV EST (electronic sell-through), TV Wireless distribution and retransmission consent, and oversees the cable distribution, marketing and local ad sales of fifteen properties (Bravo, Chiller, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Weather Plus, SCI FI, ShopNBC, Sleuth, Telemundo, Telemundo Puerto Rico, Universal HD, USA and the Olympics on cable).