Cox Communications is one of the largest cable providers in the US. The company has an interesting application that works along with its DVR that features the Contour Guide and the only DVR that can record six shows at the same time. Cox originally launched the Contour app for iPad users.
This month Verizon is picking up contracts left and right, with a $3.6 billion purchase of AWS spectrum at the start of December and a $315 million purchase of Cox Communications 20 MHz Advanced Wireless Services this week. Though this agreement does not include Cox's 700 MHz spectrum licenses, Cox Wireless customer accounts or any other assets at all, Cox and Verizon Wireless will becoming agents that sell each other's commercial and residential products and services through each of their own sales channels. This agreement is expected to join up with the $3.6 billion agreement from earlier this month which includes Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable, and Comcast.
Cox has released a Live TV app for iPad, bringing streaming content to Apple's tablet - with a few important provisos. Unlike some placeshifting tech we've seen, which allow you to take the benefits of your home cable connection on the road with you, Cox's TV Connect app [iTunes link] insists that not only must you be a cable subscriber but your iPad must be connected via its broadband service too.
Cox Communications has announced a new whole home DVR solution that will get fans of TV that use the cable company excited. The new service is in New England right now and sounds really cool. It adds $5 per month to the bill and allows the viewer to watch their programming in any room of the house that has a Cox tuner.
Cox Communications has outed its own wireless service offering, "Unbelievably Fair", initially catering to Hampton Roads, VA, Omaha, NE, and Orange County, CA. Cox's gimmick is the promise of MoneyBack Minutes: rather than, like most carriers, trying to encourage you to use your phone more, Cox will actually give users cash back every month in return for their unused minutes.
Cox cable is one of the largest providers in the country and the company has a lot of subscribers. some of those subscribers probably have TiVo units in their home like the new TiVO Premiere DVR that debuted a while back. Cox has opened the door to more TiVo support with its streaming VOD offering.
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Back in the middle of the month, I mentioned that Comcast was going to air the first 3D broadcast it had ever offered with the Masters golf tournament in 3D for its viewers. Cox Communications didn’t want to be left out of the 3D broadcast action and has announced that it will offer the golf tournament in 3D.