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About Cox Cable

Cox Communications has nearly 3 million digital cable customers, making it the nation's third-largest cable operator. In addition to Cox Cable TV, services also include high-speed Internet, digital telephone, and electronic home security.

Founded as a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Cox Broadcasting Corporation arose from the parent company's purchase of cable television systems in Pennsylvania, Washington, Oregon and California in the early 1960s. Known today as Cox Communications, the Atlanta-based company currently serves residential and business customers in nearly 20 states.

Cox cable and other services may or may not be available in your area. For more information, consult the list of states below:

ArizonaArkansasCaliforniaConnecticut
DelawareFloridaGeorgiaIdaho
IowaKansasLouisianaMassachusetts
NebraskaNevadaOhioOklahoma
Rhode IslandVirginia

Cox Cable TV Packages

Cox Cable subscribers can choose from several TV packages. Channel lineups vary by location.

Features and options, which vary by package, include:

  • Free HD programming
  • Pay-Per-View and On Demand
  • Music Choice, 50+ commercial-free digital music channels
  • Premium networks HBO®, Cinemax®, STARZ® and SHOWTIME®
  • Subscription sports packages
  • Channel Paks (Variety, Movie, Sports & Info, Sports Pak 2 and more)
  • Standard DVR or Whole Home DVR

Here are snapshots of the TV packages:

TV Starter

10+ channels – Local programming, shopping networks and more

TV Essential

50+ channels – Local programming, ESPN, HGTV, Discovery, HISTORY and more

TV Economy

155+ channels – Local programming, QVC, TNT, Discovery, Fox News Channel, Food Network, USA Network and more

Advanced TV

220+ channels – Local programming, ESPN, Discovery, HISTORY, A&E, TNT, Music Choice and more

Advanced TV Preferred

280+ channels – Local programming, ESPN, HISTORY, Discovery and more. Also has Variety Pak, which includes Nicktoons, BBC America, VH1 Classic and more

Advanced TV Premier

340+ channels – Local programming, NFL Network, Disney XD, Hallmark Channel and more. Also includes Variety Pak, Sports & Info Pak and Movie Pak

Advanced TV Ultimate

380+ channels – Local programming, four premium movie networks, ESPNU, Cooking Channel, SundanceTV and more. Also includes most popular TV Paks

Hispanic Packages

Cox Cable offers three choices for Spanish-language TV packages, with news, entertainment, sports and more:

  • Paquette Latino - 180+ channels
  • El Mix - 260+ channels
  • Super Mix - 280+ channels

Sports Programming

Available sports packages and channels available include:

  • MLS Direct Kick™
  • NFL RedZone
  • NBA LEAGUE PASS
  • MLB Extra Innings℠
  • NHL® CENTER ICE®
  • SEC Network

Adding Cox Cable TV to Your List of Options?

Residents of your state have multiple options for TV service, and Cox Cable could be only one of them. Your selection process should be thorough, taking into consideration other candidates such as DIRECTV.

Sources and Research:

Data collected 11/26/14 from http://www.cox.com/