Cox launches ESPNU in HD

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – Cox Louisiana announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with ESPN to launch ESPNU HD effective the same day.

The network appeared on Cox channel 785 in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans markets by noon Friday. ESPNU’s digital signal will remain on Cox channel 243.

“We knew this was an important addition for our customers. We are glad we could reach agreement in time for this weekend’s SEC kickoff between LSU and Vanderbilt,” said Colleen Levy, vice president of marketing for Cox.

Due to technical issues, ESPNU HD will not launch at this time in St. Mary and St. Martin parishes. ESPNU’s digital channel 243 will be available to customers in those markets. The HD signal is expected to launch in those parishes next week in time for the LSU and UL-Lafayette game, which will air on ESPNU HD.