Cable Operators

Oxygen Renews with Cox, Insight, Adds Subs

4/04/2005 4:17 AM Eastern

San Francisco -- Oxygen has completed multiyear distribution renewals with Cox Communications Inc. and Insight Communications Co. Inc., with continued distribution in markets including Orange County, Calif.; northern Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; and Louisville, Ky.

Oxygen also recently announced a renewal agreement with Charter Communications and, with the addition of Cox and Insight, it now has long-term agreements with all major MSOs. As of April 6, the network will add 80,000 new Comcast subscribers in Cleveland, rounding out full distribution in that market. In March, Oxygen added additional customers throughout Southern California on Adelphia’s expanded basic tier. Oxygen also recently launched on Comcast in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Augusta, Ga.

Oxygen launched in eight million cable households in 2000 and is presently carried in 54.5 million homes. “Oxygen has a formula for programming that’s unique, fresh and very different than any other network,” Pamela Euler Halling, senior VP of marketing and programming for Insight, said in a release.

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