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Cox Communications Brings Customers NBCUniversal's Coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics, August 5 - 21
Video Subscribers Gain Access to Multi-Platform Coverage of Rio Olympics

Atlanta – July 11 Cox Communications, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multi-platform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to commence on Friday, August 5, and run through Sunday, August 21. Cox’s video subscribers will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 6,755 hours of Olympic programming, including coverage of all competition sessions, on-demand. 

In addition to enjoying extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo, NBC Universo, and two linear sport-specific specialty channels, subscribers can stay connected to the Rio Olympics wherever they go via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, America’s premier Olympic digital destinations. Like no other event to date, the Olympic Games have been, and continue to be, a driver of significant TV Everywhere engagement.

The following multi-platform offerings from NBCUniversal will allow Cox customers to watch and be a part of the 2016 Olympic Games through their televisions, PCs, mobile and tablet apps, and connected TVs.

NBCUniversal’s Olympics Experience Available to Cox Customers Includes:

  • Linear Networks: NBC Olympics is utilizing nine NBCUniversal broadcast and cable networks to present the Games: NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and NBCUniverso. It is also providing Cox with two specialty channels – one for basketball and one for soccer – for 11 linear networks of Olympic coverage in all.
     
  • NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app: Olympic live streaming content is available at NBCOlympics.com for PCs and via the NBC Sports app for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs depending on a customer’s subscription.
     
  • NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will once again feature live streaming coverage of all Olympic competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. Cox customers can easily verify their subscriptions and watch Olympic coverage live online at no additional charge.

 

  • To dowload the NBC Sports App, go to Cox.com/TVEverywhere

 

  • NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results app: The NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results app will include short-form highlights, schedules, results, columns and more and will also link to the NBC Sports app, which provides comprehensive live streaming coverage of the Games.
     
  • On Demand: NBCUniversal is making Olympic highlights and select full-event rewinds available via Cox’s Video-On-Demand service. 
     
  • Pre-Games: Beginning last month and continuing through the Olympic Games, viewers can access more than 200 pre-Games clips in HD via set-top box and Cox’s website, including select highlights from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
     
  • In-Games: As a complement to the more than 2,000 hours of linear programming dedicated to the Rio Games, NBCUniversal will also offer original digital-only programing each day during the Games.
     
  • Beginning on August 6, Gold Zone, an exclusive video channel on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, will offer more than 100 hours of whip-around coverage of the most popular live action from the Rio Games. The channel, which will stream from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET on most days, will allow verified MVPD viewers to experience multiple events, as they happen.
  • In addition, NBCOlympics.com will present The Daily Dismount, a gymnastics post-game studio show which will feature highlights and analysis of each day’s gymnastics competitions.

 

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable 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 digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine 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 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

About NBC Olympics

A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. The 2012 London Olympics were watched by 217 million Americans across the networks of NBCUniversal, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

 

Cox Communications Media Contact:

Elizabeth Rasberry: Elizabeth.Rasberry@cox.com

NBCUniversal Content Distribution Media Contacts:

Caley Gray: caley.gray@nbcuni.com

Brianne Beers: brianne.beers@nbcuni.com

 


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