Docudrama about Historic Arrival of NHL Ice Hockey in Las Vegas to Debut Dec. 7 on Cox Las Vegas Community Channel

Las Vegas, Nov. 22, 2016 – Cox Media, a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising owned by Cox Communications, today announced that an original 10-episode docudrama recounting the still unfolding story of professional ice hockey’s arrival in Las Vegas, Nev. will debut on Cox 96 and 1096 in HD and streamed at on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. “Behind the Vegas Ice” takes a look at the developments surrounding the expansion of a National Hockey League team to Las Vegas, the first major league professional sports franchise for Southern Nevada.

“We’re thrilled to offer this unique 10-episode series of exclusive, original content about a major local sports milestone to Southern Nevada residents,” said Mike Parisi, vice president of Cox Media in Las Vegas. “Together with Levy Production Group, we’ve created a documentary that promises to make our town and sports fans proud of its first professional sports franchise.”

Behind the Vegas Ice will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s owners, staff, coaches and players as they embark on an ambitious journey to bring the first ever, professional sports team to Las Vegas, Southern Nevada and the entire region. The ten, 30-minute episodes will document the events starting with the NHL’s historic announcement about the Las Vegas team in June 2016 through the first game scheduled for October 2017.Watch the promo here.

The first episode of Behind the Vegas Ice titled “Dawn of an Era” will premiere on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 and Channel 1096 in HD. The content will also be streamed online at however it will not be available to viewers outside the immediate Las Vegas area. The docudrama will re-broadcast each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. throughout December. Then each month, a new episode of Behind the Vegas Ice will air. All episodes will be available to Cox Las Vegas subscribers through On Demand. Check and the onscreen guide for air dates and times. Cox 96/1096 is a community channel managed by Cox Las Vegas. Levy Production Group produced the 10-episode docudrama. Findlay Toyota, Summerlin, and Born and Raised sports bar are sponsors of this original documentary series.

The Las Vegas NHL expansion team, whose name will be announced during a special ceremony on Nov. 22, will play their home games at the 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena. Cox Business, a subsidiary of Cox Communications, Inc., is the exclusive technology integration/telecommunicate services provider for T-Mobile Arena.

Cox Las Vegas, Cox Media and Levy Production Group have previously partnered in content creation for Cox Channel 96/1096. Examples include “Heart of Vegas” which airs exclusively on Cox 96/1096 in addition to the production of annual season and civic parades including the Veteran’s Day Parade, Martin Luther King Day Parade, Pride Parade, Helldorado Parade, Henderson Heritage Parade, and Santa’s Electric Light Parade.

About Cox Communications

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About Cox 96/1096

Cox Channel 96, Cox Channel 1096 and its live stream at are home to local origination programming for Cox Communications cable customers in Southern Nevada. Since its launch in 2004, Cox 96, Cox 1096 and now create, produce and broadcast exclusive television content focusing on hometown news, entertainment and community happenings. Cox 96, Cox 1096 and is often the region’s sole broadcast source for annual, seasonal or civic community parades and events as well as state-of-the-city addresses. Live coverage of San Diego Padres baseball is also available in-season but not streamed. Visit for program scheduling and rebroadcasts.

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