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Statement From Ted Leonsis Regarding CSN+ and Cox Communications

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Unfortunately Washington Capitals fans who live in Fairfax and Fredericksburg and who subscribe to Cox Communications cable will not be able to receive live television coverage of this Saturday’s Capitals game against the Buffalo Sabres. The game against the Sabres will be aired on Comcast SportsNet’s new channel, Comcast SportsNet Plus (CSN+), but Cox cable systems in Fairfax and Fredericksburg have elected not to carry CSN+.

Cox cable subscribers in Fairfax and Fredericksburg can watch a replay of the game on Comcast SportsNet Saturday at 10:30 p.m.

We regret and apologize for the inconvenience. We want as many people as possible to have access to Caps hockey. The Capitals are hopeful a resolution between Comcast SportsNet and Cox Communications will be reached in the upcoming days.

If you are as frustrated as we are, however, then we encourage you to call Cox cable (Fairfax 703-378-8422, Fredericksburg 540-373-6343 or Hampton Road 757-224-1111), tell them you are a Cox subscriber and ask them to carry CSN+ coverage of Capitals hockey. 

Only Cox Communications subscribers are impacted; every other major cable and satellite provider in the Washington, D.C., region, with the exception of Cox, will carry the game on CSN+. Fans can find the right channel for the game by looking up their television provider and the CSN+ channel online: log on to, choose “Baltimore-Washington, D.C.” and use the zip code finder.

I am working this issue all day today with Comcast, Cox and local government. Stay tuned.

- Ted
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