Copyright 2003 Dolan Media Newswires

The Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)

May 23, 2003 Friday

Cox Communications is offering a new service, Entertainment on Demand, for customers in the Oklahoma City area.

Cox's brand for video-on-demand is a form of interactive television that provides access to more than 250 hours of movies and allows the customer to control the content using full VCR-like functions.

Entertainment on Demand features hundreds of titles, ability to order and instantly view movies using a remote control and existing digital set-top box and ability to pause, fast forward and rewind movies.

"The continued rollout of entertainment-on-demand greatly enhances our customers' television viewing experience and allows us to further leverage our advanced broadband network," said Dave Bialis, vice president and general manager of Cox Communications Oklahoma.

The service provides a 24-hour viewing window for movie purchases, allowing customers to view movies instantly or to watch them at a later time. Current hit movie titles cost $3.95, with classic library titles ranging from $1.95 to $2.95. Entertainment on Demand is available on Cox Channel 700.

From CED:

Cox has also launched VOD in Hampton Roads, Va., and in San Diego, Calif. The MSO, which is also set to launch VOD in Las Vegas at a later date, is using video servers from Concurrent Computer Corp. in all cases. However, Cox recently issued a request for information (RFI) that will eventually open things up to additional VOD vendors as the MSO determines its future on-demand plans.