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June 7, 2007 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cox Communications and KVOA-TV to launch the Southern Arizona News Network
Southern Arizona's first local all-news cable channel provides viewers continuous news and weather programming from News 4
Tucson, AZ—Cox Communications and KVOA-TV News 4 today launched the Southern Arizona News Network, Tucson’s first and only cable channel dedicated to local news and weather. Available on Cox Communications cable channel 3, this new network offers Cox customers the convenience of continuous news and weather programming from News 4, Southern Arizona’s most watched, most honored news team.
“This exciting partnership between Cox and KVOA-TV will give our customers the flexibility to watch local news when it’s convenient for them,” said Anne Doris, Cox’s vice president for Southern Arizona. “By merging the award-winning content of News 4 and the accessibility of Cox Channel 3, we will provide our Southern Arizona customers an extremely convenient and robust news destination.”
In making the announcement, KVOA President & General Manager Gary Nielsen said, “This spring, News 4 became the first and only station to offer Southern Arizona viewers local news in high definition.” He added, “Teaming with Cox to create the area’s first and only local cable news channel is the next step in our commitment to serve the viewers of Southern Arizona.”
The Southern Arizona News Network is a partnership between Cox and KVOA-TV, Tucson’s NBC affiliate. The all-news channel simulcasts all of News 4’s broadcasts (5:00-7:00am, noon, 5:00, 6:00 & 10:00pm) and then replays the various news programs throughout the day. In addition, the Southern Arizona News Network carries constantly updated, statewide news headlines and real-time weather information at the bottom of the screen. Cox Media is the source for advertising on the network. The network will be available to Cox Communications subscribers in Tucson, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Green Valley, Sahuarita and Benson. In 2008, the network will air in some communities in Cochise County.
For more information, contact Michael Dunne, Cox Communications’ Director of Media Relations at (520)867-7479 or Yvette Perez, KVOA’s Director of Marketing & Communication at (520)884-4630.
Cox Communications Arizona
Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In the Phoenix area, Cox serves more than 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves more than 350,000 product subscribers. Cox's 15,000-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and telephone service. During the last four years, Cox has topped nine J.D. Power and Associates' studies of customer satisfaction for residential telephone, video and high speed Internet, in addition to commercial data. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide.
Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at www.cox.com/arizona.
KVOA-TV is one of eleven stations in six states owned by Cordillera Communications Inc., a subsidiary of the Evening Post Publishing Company in Charleston, South Carolina.