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YurView Arizona

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YurView Arizona (formally known as Cox 7) is a Cox owned-and-operated television station located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The station is owned by the Cox Enterprises. The station's studio facilities are located on the northwest end of Phoenix. The transmission signal is available to Cox cable television subscribers in central and southern Arizona, which includes the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas.

YurView Arizona
LaunchedSeptember 7, 2004 (2004-09-07)
Owned byCox Enterprises (O&O)
Picture format1080p/720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV/16:9 letterbox)
Country United States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaArizona
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Formerly calledASPN (1980s–1997)
Cox 9 (1997–2006)
Cox 7 (2006–2017)
Website[1]
Availability
Cable
Available Cox cable system in Phoenix, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Arizona, United Statesphoenix
1004 (HD)
4(SD)
Tucson
1007 (HD)
7 (SD)
Streaming media
Cox7.comWatch live (Available worldwide)

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HistoryEdit

 
Former logo as "Cox 7," used from 2010 to 2017.

The roots of YurView go back to the Arizona Sports Programming Network (ASPN). ASPN began broadcasting Arizona sports in the 1980s. It was the official television home of Phoenix Suns until the mid-1990s.

Production and post-production of most of YurView's original programming is produced at Cox Creative Studios.

In March 2017, Cox Communications rebranded its local origination channels under the YurView banner, as part of a nationwide effort by Cox to bring all of their community access channels under a unified brand.[1][2]

Sports programmingEdit

Arizona RattlersEdit

In 2012, YurView became the official broadcast partner of the Arizona Rattlers. In 2013 the partnership was renewed through the 2015 Arena Football League season.[3] Rattlers games can be seen by Cox cable television subscribers in Central and Southern Arizona. Games are also available online on Cox7.com. The broadcast team includes Dale Hellestrae, Kevin Ray, Chris Harris and Lindsey Smith.[4]

Grand Canyon AntelopesEdit

In October 2013, Cox Communications and Grand Canyon University reached an agreement to form a comprehensive partnership that made Cox7 the exclusive carrier of GCU's inaugural Division I men's basketball season.[5] The broadcast team for the men's basketball games included Barry Buete, Rex Chapman and Matt Rosen.[6]

In addition to men's basketball, YurView coverage of GCU sports showcased many of the other Lopes programs. Additional coverage began with a women's volleyball match against Idaho on Nov. 21, women's basketball vs. Chicago State on Jan. 30, and the baseball home opener against Hofstra on Feb. 21.

Prior to the 2014-15 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball season, an extension of the contract was reached. YurView's coverage of GCU games now extends through the end of the 2015-2016 season which will be the Lopes third in Division I.[7]

Original seriesEdit

STEM JournalsEdit

An Arizona-produced program [8] hosted by Geoff Notkin,[9][10][11] who was previously a co-host of Science Channel's Meteorite Men, and focuses on STEM-related material targeted towards middle and high school students.[12] STEM Journals highlights recent developments in science, technology, engineering, and math and exploring STEM-related careers. Episodes showcase professionals in STEM fields [13] and how their professions improve our communities.

Step OutsideEdit

The longest running program currently on YurView, Step Outside is hosted by Arizona landscape architect Pete Curé.[14] The show provides viewers with gardening inspiration through tours of beautiful yards, gardens and landscape projects. Pete Curé also shares his wealth of botanical knowledge in providing tips for plant care and maintenance.

Su VidaEdit

Su Vida hosted by Vanessa Ramirez and JR Cardenas,[15] celebrates Southwest Hispanic culture, lifestyle, family and food. Su Vida focuses on the Hispanic community of Arizona with culturally impactful stories and information.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cox Launches National Programming on New YurView Network" (Press release). Cox Communications. March 7, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cox Rebrands Local Channels as Yurview Network". Multichannel News. NewBay Media. March 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rattlers Ink Deal with Cox7 Arizona". www.arenafootball.com/. February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Cox7 Arizona Rattlers Bios". www.cox7.com/arizona-rattlers-arena-football-league. April 24, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Cox7, Grand Canyon University Sign Comprehensive Partnership". gculopes.com/. October 28, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Majerle Leads GCU into Division I Opener". gculopes.com/. November 8, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Grand Canyon-Central Michigan Game Notes" (PDF). gculopes.com/. November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  8. ^ Hayley Ringle (January 29, 2014). "Arizona SciTech Festival expanding with more statewide events". American City Business Journals. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "STEM Journals bios". Cox7. May 13, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "'STEM Journals' brings Geoff Notkin back for third season". Phoenix Business Journal. April 17, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  11. ^ David Eicher (December 12, 2013). "Catch Geoff Notkin on The STEM Journals!". cs.astronomy.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  12. ^ "STEM Journals on Cox 7 Arizona". Cable in the Classroom (CIC). Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  13. ^ "ASU oceanographer featured on STEM Journals television show". ASU News. November 19, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  14. ^ "Step Outside bios". Cox7. April 24, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  15. ^ "Su Vida bios". Cox7. April 24, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2014.

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