This just in!
"Dear Cox High Definition Customer:
With the NFL playoffs underway, we wanted to provide you with some information
concerning carriage of WPRI (CBS) and WNAC (Fox) programming in high definition (HD).
As you know, Cox Rhode Island currently carries the high definition (HD) programming
of local broadcasters WLNE (ABC), WJAR (NBC), WGBH (PBS), as well as ESPN, Discovery,
INHD1&2, HBO, and Showtime. We are currently negotiating with the owners of WPRI (CBS)
and WNAC (FOX) to carry their high definition programming, but do not have their permission
at this time. As a result, we will not be allowed to offer the NFL Playoffs or Superbowl
in high definition during the upcoming weeks unless permission is granted by the stations'
ownership. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and assure you that we are
making every effort to resolve this problem. Ultimately, however, it is up to the local
broadcaster - WPRI and WNAC - to grant permission for their signals to be carried by Cox in HD.
Cox has otherwise successfully negotiated sports programming of both Red Sox baseball and
the NBA in high definition format on INHD2. In the near future, we are planning to add
more channels to your high definition lineup from Cox, and look forward to communicating
those additions in the upcoming months.
Thank you for being a Cox High Definition Customer!"