G4, the network on video games, will launch on Cox Communications Inc. in
Orange County, Calif., early this year as part of a carriage agreement with the
Atlanta-based MSO, official said Tuesday.
G4 will also continue to roll out this year on additional Mediacom
Communications Corp. systems as they upgrade and become digital, according to
Deb Green, the network's chief operating officer.
Under a corporate affiliation deal, Cox added G4 to digital on its San Diego
system in late October, adding 170,000 subscribers to the network's
distribution. The next Cox rollout is in Orange County, which has more than
100,000 subscribers, Green said.
G4 is working with Cox on additional launches, she added.
After doing an affiliation deal with G4, Mediacom starting adding the
video-game network to its systems in November, and G4 is now in about 170,000 of
the MSO's homes, according to Green.
And Mediacom is continuing to roll G4 out, adding it to its digital homes,
G4, owned by Comcast Corp., was in just over 9 million homes at the end of
2002, with commitments to take it to 12 million by the end of this year.
In addition to Cox and Mediacom, G4 has carriage agreements with Insight
Communications Co. Inc., Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.