Friday, October 12, 2007

The Post In Which I Resist The Urge To Go With An Inappropriate Headline Regarding Cox Cable

It's not quite Comcast vs. MASN, but there appears to be an "issue" regarding the telecasting of some Caps games this season. As a resident of the People's Republic of Maryland (and thus not impacted by it), I'm just getting up to speed on the situation, which apparently is going to impact a number of my Confederate brethren.

The long and the short of it, as I understand it, is that Cox is the only cable provider in the D.C. area that doesn't carry CSN+, which means that Cox customers won't be able to see the 17 Caps games this season (which may or may not include the games this weekend - tomorrow night's game is set to be the first of these "no shows") that are to be shown on the Comcast-owned channel.

For more on the issue, you can catch up here, but why read about it when you can actually do something about it? Contact Cox via the methods listed on their website (or other methods, should they present themselves) and tell 'em you want to watch the Caps games - all of 'em.

Update: A formal statement from Ted Leonsis on the matter.

5 comments:

Jill said...

Thanks for reaching out on this issue, Japers.

I urge Cox subscribers to contact Alex Horwitz, Director of Public Affairs at Cox Northern Virginia, to ask for CSN+. He is the appointed mouthpiece on this issue and he may be reached at alex.horwitz@cox.com. Expect a form response, but know that he needs to be flooded with e-mails before anything gets done.

Thanks and Go Caps!!

Allsmoke said...

Completely off topic, might I make a suggestion for the saturday open thread tune.... The Pogues and the Dubliners singing the Irish rover

It's from a talk show at home called the Late Late show that has been going for about 40 or more years now.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au30c9ZMIPg

Gary said...

I assume this deals only w/ the new channel, not the standard CSN (ch. 57 in Herndon), which should broadcast the Rags game tonight... right?

Jill said...

Gary - That is correct. Cox continues to carry CSN but refuses to carry CSN+.

There is an update about this issue on washingtoncaps.com.

cd said...

i wish i had seen this thread before i planned my entire Saturday night around watching the game where i'm house sitting, only to find out too late that Cox wasn't running the game. Oh yeah, and they also won't let you order new services (read: NHL Center Ice) over the weekend because the billing dept. is closed. i was not pleased and let them know that when i called again this morning.