Tennis Channel Teams With Cox Communications To Serve TV Everywhere To Subscribers In Time For French Open
Authenticated Users Now have an All-Access Pass to Tennis Channel's Content, Coverage and Linear Stream Air-Play across Multiple Platforms
LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennis Channel and distribution partner Cox Communications are bringing Cox subscribers TV Everywhere access to Tennis Channel in conjunction with the start of the French Open. At no additional cost, Cox users with a Tennis Channel subscription are now able to access the network's linear coverage stream – from nearly everywhere – on a wide variety of platforms, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
The two-week French Open, one of the sport's four majors and the most prestigious clay-court championship in tennis, will begin Sunday, May 25.
Now with the Cox Contour, Cox TV Connect, and Tennis Channel Everywhere apps active there are a number of ways for Cox customers to enjoy Tennis Channel live in home and on the go. The Tennis Channel Everywhere app has an authentication feature that allows Tennis Channel subscribers of participating distribution partners, Cox now among them, to access the network's linear stream. Once Cox users download the Tennis Channel Everywhere app, they can tap into the live stream of Tennis Channel's linear television programming by logging in through their Cox user ID and password.
"As we continue to roll out Tennis Channel TV Everywhere through our distribution partners like Cox Communications, we are excited to be able to give tennis fans the access and the content they both want and deserve," said Patrick Wilson, senior vice president of distribution, Tennis Channel. "Viewers will now be able to take more than 85 percent of the live tennis available on television in the U.S. with them wherever they go and view it whenever they want."
Tennis is unique among sports. It has overlapping events; multiple, simultaneous matches; and a variety of international time zones to contend with. Thus, tennis' far-ranging, daylong tournament nature is tailor made for the mobile applications from Cox and Tennis Channel that allow fans to keep up with continuous, live play throughout the entire day with TV Everywhere.
Tennis Channel's French Open on-air talent, such as Martina Navratilova, Bill Macatee, Lindsay Davenport, Mary Carillo and Ted Robinson, among others, will bring tennis fans more than 250 hours of seemingly round-the-clock coverage at the 2014 tournament – one of the most esteemed tennis events of the year. During the event, the network plans close to 70 live match hours, with almost 60 hours of encore replays and 120 hours of French Open Tonight.
Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Emirates Airline US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications
For further information: Eric Abner, Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445, email@example.com, @TennisChannelPR, Elizabeth Rasberry, Cox Communications, 404-269-8012, Elizabeth.Rasberry@cox.com
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