Cox Sports follows SEC with expansion into Missouri
By: Staff Reports
NEW ORLEANS – Cox Sports Television and Suddenlink Communications announced today that the regional sports network has expanded it’s distribution with a launch into the state of Missouri. CST will now reside on the Suddenlink lineup on channel 119 in Carthage, Missouri. Carthage is positioned in close proximity to the states of Kansas and Oklahoma.
“We are excited to add Suddenlink customers in Carthage, MO to our fast growing family of CST affiliates” stated CST Head Rod Mickler, “with our extensive coverage of SEC sports and the University Of Missouri’s entrance into the Southeastern Conference, we are sure sports fans in Carthage will be pleased with Suddenlink’s addition of CST”.
The 24-hour network makes it first appearance in the Show Me State and continues CST’s migration North. CST’s roots began in the State of Louisiana, but spread throughout the southeast. The network found homes in Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and Virginia. Oklahoma was added as the eighth state in July of 2010, with Missouri now being added to the distribution.
CST televises over 300 events annually including live coverage of teams from some of the top conferences in the country, including: Big 12, SEC, Big East, Sun Belt, CUSA, SWAC, WAC, Gulf South and the Atlantic Sun. CST offers live studio shows, outdoor programming and the south’s top high school coverage including weekly, live high school football games of the week.