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Cox Communications brings Masters Golf Tournament to customers in 3D on ESPN 3D

Free preview begins on April 10, with permanent programming available April 11

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with ESPN 3D, Cox Communications announced today that Cox Advanced TV Plus customers in Virginia will have the option to view coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament on April 11-14, 2013 on the new ESPN 3D channel 896.

"We are thrilled to offer special ESPN 3D programming to Cox customers just in time for the Masters this weekend," said Betty Jo Roberts, Vice President, Field Marketing for Cox Virginia.  "For those customers who haven't experienced 3D technology, we encourage them to stop by one of our Cox Solutions Stores to catch a demo of 3D TV in action to see what it's all about."

Specific equipment and minimum levels of service are required to access Cox channel 896.  Customers will need a 3D-compatible television (purchased March 2010 or later), a subscription to Cox Advanced TV (including Essential TV), Cox HD service and an advanced Cox high-definition or HD/DVR Trio receiver with HDMI to be able to watch special 3D coverage.  The telecast will use 6-9 separate cameras and the announcer and graphics will be specific to the 3D programming.

Masters coverage schedule for ESPN 3D on Cox Channel 896:

April 11

First Round            

4:30pm-7:30pm

April 12  

Second Round       

4:30pm-7:30pm

April 13  

Third Round              

4:00pm-7:00pm

April 14 

Final Round       

4:00pm-7:00pm

Customers who do not have a 3D television will still be able to catch full coverage of the Masters Tournament telecast live on ESPN starting April 11, 2013.     

About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 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 seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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