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About Cox Cable TV

Atlanta-based Cox Communications provides cable TV, Internet and digital phone services to a total of more than 6 million customers. Sometimes known as Cox Cable, this subsidiary of Cox Enterprises serves a coverage area across 19 states.

Cox Cable originated in the early 1960s when Cox Enterprises purchased cable systems in Pennsylvania, Washington, Oregon and California. Acquisitions of various cable properties – including Times Mirror, Media General and Multimedia Cablevision – contributed to Cox Cable’s growth in the ensuing decades.

Related subsidiaries include Cox Business (commercial telecommunications) and Cox Media (cable advertising). Cox Home Security, launched in 2011, is available in several states.

Cox Cable TV Services

Cox Cable offers video services similar to those of other pay-TV providers. Channel lineups and features depend on location, package selection and other factors.

Cox Cable channels

Cox Cable TV packages offer channel lineups ranging from 10+ to 380+. Programming includes local channels, broadcast affiliates, national networks, international channels, premium movie networks and Music Choice channels. Standard-definition and high-definition programming is offered.

Examples of Cox Cable channels by category include:

TV Packages

Cox Cable offers several programming packages. Extra channels and specialty packages not included in base packages are available at additional cost. The selection of base packages includes the following:

TV Starter

Network affiliates and other local channels, plus shopping channels and more. 10+ channels

TV Essential

Local channels, ESPN, HISTORY, TNT and more. 50+ channels

TV Economy

Local channels plus Discovery, Food Network, Music Choice and others. 155+ channels

Advanced TV

Local channels plus FXX, ESPN2, CNBC and others. Also includes On Demand. 220+ channels

Advanced TV Preferred

Local channels plus Variety Pak, Disney XD, on-screen program guide and more. 280+ channels

Advanced TV Premier

Local channels, ESPNU, Variety Pak, Sports & Information Pak, Movie Pak and more. 340+ channels

Advanced TV Ultimate

Local channels plus HBO®, STARZ®, SHOWTIME® and Cinemax®. Also includes Record 6 DVR. 380+ channels

TV Paks

Included in the selection of specialty TV Paks available with qualifying packages are:

International programming

Cox Cable offers Spanish-language base packages such as Paquete Latino (180+ channels), El Mix (260+ channels) and Super Mix (280+ channels).

Optional foreign-language channels for English or Spanish base packages include TV Japan and The Filipino Channel (TFC).


The list of Cox Cable TV features includes:

Equipment and installation

Equipment selection includes several types of digital receivers, including HD devices, with options for professional installation or self-installation.

See How Cox Cable Matches Up with DIRECTV

Consumers looking to make the most informed decision about TV service should include multiple providers in their search. For example, you can get a better idea of how Cox Cable measures up to the rest of the industry by comparing its products and services with those of DIRECTV. In this competitive marketplace, you’ll have no trouble finding information to help you weigh the pros and cons.

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