Cox launches TV Online

US cable MSO Cox Communications is increasing the viewing choice and flexibility available to its TV customers by introducing TV Online. The cabler’s customers now have the choice to view favourite shows: on TV, On Demand and now Online via the site anywhere they have access to a broadband connection.

With the launch of TV Online, Cox TV customers can view movies and TV shows from broadcast, cable and premium networks anytime, anywhere. This new viewing option is included at no extra charge with a Cox TV subscription. Content includes:

* Popular broadcast TV shows
* Hit shows from cable networks such as TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, and TruTV
* Thousands of movies — hit Hollywood titles, independent films and kids’ favourites from networks such as HBO, Cinemax, Epix and Vutopia
* News and entertainment clips

No special equipment is required; customers simply need a computer with a flash supported browser, a broadband connection within the United States and their Cox user ID and password.

“TV Online is yet another example of how we are making our customers’ entertainment and communications flexible and customisable,” said David Pugliese, senior vice president of product marketing for Cox Communications. “Cox customers can now easily view their favourite programmes online, anytime and anywhere.”

Many of the television shows will be available for online viewing starting the day after the premiere. Viewers can catch up on shows they missed or watch something new. The TV Online site is designed so that customers can find content quickly and easily by browsing through the thumbnail graphics or filter for TV shows or movies.

Cox TV Online marks an expansion of Cox’s current online entertainment options. In the summer of 2010, the company introduced the ability for Cox Advanced TV customers who subscribe to the Movie Pak to watch movies from Epix and Vutopia online. In December of last year, Cox began offering online access to select cable networks. Additionally, all Cox High Speed Internet customers have free access to, where they can watch up to 3,500 games a year of college football and basketball, major professional leagues and international tennis and soccer online.

“We are constantly adding convenience and value to our products,” said Pugliese. “Cox customers can be confident that they will continually benefit from new and better ways to control and personalise their Cox services.”