LAS VEGAS, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, Las Vegas will
broadcast the oral arguments on Nevada's challenge to the Department of
Energy's certification of its document collection on the Licensing Support
Network (LSN) for the Yucca Mountain proceeding on Cox Cable Channel 96, a
local access channel for customers with basic cable service. Cox is also
providing a no-cost, live satellite feed to local, state and national news
media. In addition, a live webcast of the proceeding will be available at
http://www.cox96.net. The hearing is scheduled to begin in Las Vegas on
Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. PST and continue until approximately 1 p.m. PST.
The hearing before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Pre-Application
Presiding Officer (PAPO) Board is an important milestone preceding DOE's
application for an NRC license to construct and operate the proposed
nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, north of Las Vegas. DOE expects
to submit the application in mid-2008.
"Cox Las Vegas creates, produces and broadcasts exclusive content for
our Southern Nevada customers on our local origination channel Cox 96 as a
continuing public service," notes Leo Brennan, region vice president and
general manager. "We're committed to providing our customers the widest
array of content for the widest array of audiences, and we're offering this
live feed of the NRC proceeding to broadcast partners as well as streaming
video over the Internet so that the widest audience possible can have
access to this important content."
Steve Schorr, vice president of public and government affairs for Cox
Las Vegas, said about the multi-pronged delivery of the proceeding, "The
storage of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain is an issue that concerns not
only the citizens of our state but our entire country, and as such the
ability of our cable system to provide interested parties on both sides of
this issue with access to this critical hearing is exceedingly important."
Cox Las Vegas is providing a no-cost, live satellite feed from the
NRC's Las Vegas Hearing Facility on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. PST until the
expected close of the proceeding at 1 p.m. PST. A satellite test signal
will be broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. PST until 11:30 a.m.
PST. The test signal and day-of broadcast will utilize the same satellite
coordinates (see below).
Galaxy 26 digital ku-band
Transponder 17 Slot C
Downlink frequency 12031 (V)
Data rate 5.5
Symbol rate 3.9787, FEC 3/4
For technical questions occurring only on Dec. 5 and related only to
the satellite uplink, please contact David Mills at (702) 278-8278.
While the hearing room at the NRC's multimedia facility was constructed
in anticipation of the adjudicatory hearing on the Yucca Mountain
application in order to provide the people of Nevada maximum access to the
hearing, seating is limited. By providing a live broadcast on Cox Cable
Channel 96, a live direct satellite feed to news media and a live webcast
at http://www.cox96.net, Cox Las Vegas, part of the nation's third largest
cable television company, is helping to ensure that access to the
proceeding is expanded to those without the means of being physically
present at the facility.
Cox Las Vegas will provide one rebroadcast of the entire proceeding on
Cox Cable Channel 96 on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 2 p.m. PST until 6 p.m. PST.
The rebroadcast will also be simultaneously webcast on
About Cox 96
Cox 96, Cox Communications' local programming cable channel, creates,
produces and broadcasts exclusive content designed for the Southern Nevada
audience. Since the channel launch in 2004, Cox 96 has been the local
broadcast source for community parades including the annual Dr. Martin
Luther King Day Parade and Hispanic Awareness Day Parade, as well as State
of the City addresses from the Cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and
Henderson as well as the Governor's State of the State address. Cox 96 also
served as the exclusive broadcast partner for the Clark County School
District, the nation's 5th largest, to air its Superintendent search
interviews. For local sports fans, Cox 96 is home to San Diego Padres
baseball -- providing live coverage of home games through a partnership
with Cox Communications, San Diego.
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. 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 http://www.cox.com,
http://www.coxbusiness.com, and http://www.coxmedia.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications