Cox: HDTV to 85% of Subs by Year-End

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Cox Communications Inc. president and CEO Jim Robbins said Tuesday that the
MSO will make HDTV available in 85% of its markets by year-end, Reuters

Robbins, speaking at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. media conference in New York,
said he expected the fourth-largest U.S. MSO to eventually offer a free tier of
service with local channels and the more widely watched cable networks in

HDTV is currently available to 56% of the operator’s subscribers.

He added that Cox was planning to introduce digital-video-recording service
in four additional markets this year.