Media General’s WJAR/NBC 10 Providence-New Bedford and Cox Communications are joining forces 5/2 to launch Ocean State Networks (OSN) on Cox channel 5 and in HD on channel 1005. OSN will air NBC 10 Newscasts throughout the day and night, as well as Cox Sports programming including live local high school and collegiate sports events. OSN is exclusively available to Cox customers. As a result of the launch of OSN, Cox Sports (channels 3 and 1003) will be removed from the lineup in the coming weeks, with all future Cox Sports programming airing on OSN.
In addition to the NBC 10 Newscasts, OSN will feature programming from the Emmy Award-winning Cox Sports. This includes the Big East Conference, Providence College and University of Rhode Island athletics, Pawtucket Red Sox baseball, and more. OSN also will feature exclusive coverage of Rhode Island Interscholastic League Championships and other local high school games. Locally-produced programs such as Chef 2 Go and syndicated sports programming will round out the lineup of local programming on OSN.