Thank you for inquiring on HD carriage of ABC(WTNH-8). We appreciate
and understand your frustration and your expectation that closure be
brought and the programming be made available. We assure you we are
working to that end.
We wouldn't be exaggerating to describe this as an extremely complex
issue that we are sorting through with LIN Television.
The fact is LIN has the right to seek compensation for their broadcast
signals. Cox has already negotiated and secured the rights for LIN
Television's WTNH analog signals. Those costs are currently
reflected in your monthly bill. We also have reached agreements to
carry the HD signals of every other broadcaster in this market, and in
our Connecticut market. At this time we are negotiating for the rights
to LIN's WTNH high definition signals. Those costs too will
have to be passed along, and that's why we are adamant that any
agreement is fair and reasonable for our customers. Because they don't
send you a bill directly every month for their service and we do, we
believe it is our responsibility and your expectation that we negotiate
a rate that is market equitable.
We assure you that both LIN Television and Cox want to get this deal
done and we continue to negotiate in good faith to accomplish that. It
is our hope that we can accelerate those efforts and bring closure to
At this time, there has been no update to if and when ESPN2HD will be
available. If this channel becomes available in the soon future,
customers will be notified of the addition.
We hope that we have been able to provide you with the information you
requested. If you need additional information regarding other Cox
products or services, please visit our web site at www.cox.com
Cox Communications Online Customer Care Team