Cox Continues Investment in Personal Video Experience

            Cox Continues Investment in Personal Video Experience

Reveals Next Generation App at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Before a crowd of more than 100 media,
analysts and industry leaders, Cox Communications revealed its next generation
mobile app that delivers a uniquely personal video experience and sets the
stage for the future of the second screen experience.

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Cox President Pat Esser was joined by Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers to
demonstrate the application currently being developed by Cox that personalizes
the video experience for its customers, based on customer preferences and
viewing habits.

"We are delivering a viewing experience that is more personal by putting
customers in command of the content they most enjoy," said Esser on stage at a
press conference held at the Wynn Hotel.

Partnering with Cisco, Cox design engineers have developed a mobile
application that will first debut on the iPad and feature:

  o90 live TV channels
  oAccess to On DEMAND content
  oTV and tablet integration, including the ability to use the tablet as a
    remote control for Cox's Advanced TV program guide, Trio™
  oPersonalized video content recommendations, powered by Trio

"For more than a year our customers have been able to watch live linear
channels via the iPad inside the home," Esser said, referring to Cox TV
Connect, the company's proprietary app which allows customers to experience
live TV on their mobile devices.

"This new app offers a user experience that is unlike any other in that it is
intuitive and easily activated by a simple touch of the iPad screen. The
unique user experience powered by touch is inherently more engaging,"
described Esser. "The interactive content is driven by personal viewing
history and individual profiles. It provides an enhanced live TV experience
and allows easy access to our extensive On Demand library and authenticated
programmer content."

Cox plans to integrate all of its mobile applications into this one app, which
is yet to be named. Extending the application to additional devices is
expected by the end of the year.

Cox's demonstration follows a series of announcements about its proprietary
video products and services, including personalized recommendations through
its Trio Program Guide. Launched in November 2012, Cox's enhanced Trio Program
Guide enables customers to:

  oReceive personal recommendations for up to eight users in a household,
    based on the movies and shows they already love to watch
  o"Like", "dislike," or "suspend" recommendations, further improving the
    recommendations they receive
  oNavigate TV Listings faster and easier with additional time slots
  oPause live TV from any TV in the Whole Home DVR network

Esser highlighted the success of the recommendation engine during the
presentation. Cox is the first and only U.S. multichannel video operator to
offer individualized recommendations for video on the television and on the
second screen.

"Cox's video product development is guided by extensive customer research,"
said Cox Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer Len Barlik while
demonstrating Trio Program Guide and the application to media following
Esser's presentation.

Continued Barlik, "We make a point to ask our customers what they value. Our
customers tell us they want easier access to the content that is most relevant
to them. The investments we have made to deliver these new features puts our
customers in command of the content that meets their uniquely personal

Personalized recommendations are enabled by ThinkAnalytics; metadata delivered
by Tribune Media Services.

"Cox is bringing a new, personal video experience to U.S. consumers that
delivers on their vision to offer every subscriber the most relevant,
compelling and exciting video experiences, integrated across screens and
linked to social networks," said John Chambers, chairman and chief executive
officer, Cisco. "Having been a proud partner with Cox for many years, we are
delighted they have chosen Videoscape Unity, combining the best of Videoscape
and NDS, to help them realize this vision."

"Cox is on the mark with its personal video approach across multiple screens,"
said Greg Ireland, research manager, multiscreen video, IDC. "The
recommendation engine and second screen app are game changers and show Cox is
on the leading edge of today's video experience."

About Cox Communications

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
seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in
Cable Telecommunications; for seven years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's
Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

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