Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) Launches on Cox Communications in Northern Virginia

Customers Gain Access to 24/7 Network Devoted to Discovery and Connecting Best Self

Dec 16, 2010, 15:53 ET from Cox Communications

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications will begin offering the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), a 24/7 cable network devoted to self-discovery and connecting to your best self and to the world, in Fairfax County and Fredericksburg, Va. Jan. 2011.

The new channel will feature programming on health, home, and relationships, along with stories of strength and transformation.  Slated shows include: Ask Oprah's All Stars, with Dr. Phil, Suze Orman, and Dr. Mehmet Oz; Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes; Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag; Enough Already! with organization expert Peter Walsh; Miracle Detectives; Mystery Diagnosis; Our America with Lisa Ling; and more.

Discovery Networks recently announced that OWN will replace the Discovery Health Channel in the same channel location.  OWN will be seen on channel 149 in Fairfax County and channel 99 in Fredericksburg for Cox Advanced TV and Bonus Pak customers.

"We are thrilled that Cox is able to offer our customers the OWN network and the stellar programming that Oprah Winfrey and her team will bring to the new channel," says Betty Jo Roberts, Interim Vice President of Marketing, Cox Virginia.  "Our customers are passionate about receiving high-quality cable content that makes a real impact on their lives, and we are excited to deliver that, as we do with so many of our channels, through OWN."

In addition, Cox will launch Antenna TV on channel 809 in Fairfax County and Fredericksburg starting on Jan. 7, 2011.  The new service will deliver a round-the-clock slate of vintage TV series reruns and movies from Sony and DLT Entertainment, including Three's Company, Benny Hill, The Nanny, and The Monkees.

For a more complete listing of OWN and Antenna TV programming and to subscribe to Cox, call 703-378-8422.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 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 new media advertising. Cox is known for pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For six years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunication; for four years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity; and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

SOURCE Cox Communications