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Cox launches Disney, ABC family HD channels

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – Cox Communications announced that it is adding more high-definition channels to its lineup, effective immediately.

Following a recent deal with the Disney-ABC Television Group, Cox will add Disney HD (channel 724) and ABC Family HD (channel 732) in the Baton Rouge and Acadiana markets.

The launches will also expand Cox’s extensive On DEMAND library with Disney, Disney XD, ABC Family and Soapnet content. These changes are being made with no additional programming charge to customers.

“We welcome this popular, family friendly content to our HD line-up,” said Jacqui Vines, senior vice president and general manager for Cox Louisiana. “As fast as we receive approval to launch, and networks create the HD option, our engineering team is making the signals available to our customers.”

Disney HD offers the popular Playhouse Disney morning programming for children including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and Little Einsteins. The afternoon and evening content for tweens and teens includes Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, Jonas Brothers and Suite Life with Zach and Cody.

ABC Family HD offers family-friendly programming including series, movies, events, and encore presentations from the ABC Network. Hit original shows include Kyle XY, Roommates, Greek and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Cox now offers HD customers 61 channels in the Baton Rouge region and St. Mary Parish and 60 HD channels in the remaining Acadiana parishes. These changes do not impact customers in the New Orleans market, which was recently merged with the Baton Rouge and Lafayette markets.