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December 8, 2003

Charter Communications & Cox Sports Television Announce Multi-Year Affiliation Agreement

(New Orleans) - Cox Sports Television and Charter Communications, Inc. today announced a distribution partnership providing for Charter carriage of Cox Sports Television in digital line-ups of many Charter systems in Louisiana, including the Northshore area. The partnership provides for Charter customers to begin receiving Cox Sports Television's exclusive coverage of the New Orleans Hornets immediately.

"We're pleased to have come to terms beneficial to our customers for carriage of Cox Sports Television," said Kip Kramer, Charter Vice President of Louisiana Operations. "While there was never any doubt that coverage of Hornets, LSU, Saints, SE Louisiana University and Louisiana High School Championships would be of interest to our sports minded customers, we had to ensure that the economics for carriage were in their best interest."

"This is an exciting day for Cox Sports Television, our teams and their fans," commented Cox Sports Television Head, Rod Mickler. "We appreciate the decision Charter has made in adding our service and know that their customers will be pleased with the decision."

With this announcement, Cox Sports Television is now available to nearly 900,000 cable households throughout the Gulf Coast. The service boasts over 300 live events per year including the Hornets, LSU, SE Louisiana University, Southern University, New Orleans Saints, LHSAA Championship events, New Orleans Zephyrs, Tulane, UNO, Southern Miss, selected coverage of Conference USA, Sunbelt, Big 12, Big 10, Big East, WAC conferences and beginning in 2004, the New Orleans Voodoo of the Arena Football League.

Charter will also make the regional sports network available to 11 Louisiana systems serving nearly 150,000 basic customers in Thibodaux, Bourg, Slidell, Hammond, Marksville, New Roads/Pointe Coupee, Opelousas, Jennings, Church Point and Eunice.

*Hornets fans on the NorthShore can call (985) 234-HOOP and fans in the Thibodaux/Houma area can call (985) 580-0HOOP to get individual game tickets to the best parties in town starting at just $7
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