Cox to Launch CNET TV VOD Service

Digital-technology-news provider CNET Networks will launch a video-on-demand service on Cox Communications Inc. systems in early June following a trial run with TiVo Inc.’s digital-video-recorder service, the company said Friday afternoon.

Cox confirmed Monday that a deal was reached with CNET, adding that the service will launch in all of its VOD-enabled markets this summer except New England and Orange County, Calif., which will be added by year-end.
On-demand content distributor TVN Entertainment Corp. is also partnering in the CNET TV venture, and CNET said retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. will be a charter sponsor at launch.

CNET currently offers videos on various Web sites, including (, ( and ( Video content was described as ranging from “instructional to informative to entertaining.”