Cox Las Vegas Provides Live Broadcast, Sat Feed and Webcast of Nevada's Challenge to DOE Document Certification for Yucca Mountain

Cox 96 broadcasts hearing in So. Nevada and offers uplink to news media

nationwide as public service

Nov 29, 2007, 00:00 ET from Cox Communications

    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 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, 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,, and

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