SOURCE: Q Television Network

November 15, 2005 09:15 ET

Cox Communications & Q Television Network Announce November 22nd Launch of QTN in Eureka/Arcata, CA

Groundbreaking Network the First and Only of Its Kind Offered in Region by Cox

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- Cox Communications, the third-largest cable provider in the nation, and Q Television Network (OTC: QBID) announced Q Television's launch today on Cox's Eureka/Arcata cable system. Beginning November 22, 2005, subscribers in Eureka/Arcata, CA will be able to access QTN's live, original and interactive gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender premium 24/7 programming via digital premium channel 399. This move makes QTN the only GLBT network carried in the region by Cox Communications and marks the Network's first Cox launch.

"With QTN's command of original, live and interactive GLBT programming, this network will make an excellent addition to our digital cable lineup," said Wendy Purnell, Cox Humboldt's, Director of Marketing and Public Affairs. "We are pleased to give this region's growing GLBT audience its own premium television network."

Added Cory Sher, QTN's Director of Affiliate Sales & Marketing. "Cox is an outstanding cable provider with a strong commitment to programming diversity. The Eureka/Arcata management team was incredibly proactive in carrying out the company's overall mission to understand, embrace and serve all segments of its customer base."

The Eureka/Arcata, CA, launch (Humboldt County) represents a major victory for the region's large and growing GLBT community and further supports QTN's long-term vision to reach GLBT audiences throughout the U.S. The area boosts its own annual gay pride festival, numerous organized clubs, and a strong Humboldt University gay & lesbian student alliance called Queer Humboldt.

"We're real excited to have Q Television Network come to Humboldt County on Cox Communications. Q Television's launch will provide a great source of quality programming and supports the size and diversity of our Queer community," said Todd Larsen, Queer Proprietor and Owner.

Q Television currently offers its customers five hours of live programming daily, kicking off its morning fare with the new hit show "Brunch," which stars Honey Labrador and Scott Withers. The day ends with QTN's signature series "On Q Live," a fun-filled adventure of news, guests, sports and entertainment. QTN also offers its customers original programs such as "QueerEdge with Jack E. Jett", a live nightly talk show that takes viewers to the farthest reaches of "Queerdom"; Q on the Move," the first-ever travel show for the GLBT community; and "Flesh and Threads," a dance show that brings fashion and the gay beat to the dance floor.

About Q Television:

This 24/7 premium television network is organized to create, develop and feature television programming for the gay and lesbian community, including live & interactive content every weeknight, plus sports, information and entertainment. While the company expects much of its subscriber base to be comprised of members of the gay and lesbian population, management also believes that quality programming about the gay and lesbian experience, designed to entertain, educate and inform, will attract many other segments of the viewing public. The company's programming is available on a subscription basis to those desiring to subscribe. The network is telecast 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Providing distribution via satellite ensures availability of the network across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Q Television Network is the official network of Gay Games® VII. The network is also ad-supported. For further information on programming and subscriptions, please visit

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About Cox Communications

Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company with more than 6.6 million total customers, including more than 6.2 million basic cable subscribers (these numbers are an approximation as Cox continues to assess the effect of population loss in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina). The nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of other communications and entertainment services, including local and long distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the Cox High Speed Internet brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand. Cox is an investor in programming networks including Discovery Channel. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the Internet at

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