After soft-launching some “TV Everywhere” services last year, Cox Communications has taken the wraps off TV Online, its authenticated online-video site with content from Turner Broadcasting System, HBO and Cinemax, Epix, Vutopia and Hulu.
Cox Communications avoided a protracted retransmission consent fight with broadcaster LIN TV Wednesday, reaching an agreement in principle for stations in five markets hours before they were set to go dark. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Nine stations in five markets in the Northeast and Southern portions of the U.S. could go dark on March 31.
LNC5, a joint television news venture in Norfolk, Va., begun in 1997 linking cable operator Cox Communications, The Virginian-Pilot and Belo’s ABC affiliate WVEC, is over. Cox said “the changing media landscape and shifting viewer needs have caused the partner organizations to reprioritize their efforts.”
Cox Communications lauches cellular service in Orange County, Calif., Omaha, Neb., and Hampton Roads, Va., today, with plans to expand in other areas of the U.S.