Cox Promotes Andy Albert to Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition
Cable Veteran to Oversee All Acquisition, Retransmission and Programming Contract Renewals

ATLANTA – Cox has appointed cable and company veteran Andy Albert to serve as the new senior vice president of content acquisition, effective immediately. Albert will partner with Bob Wilson to ensure a smooth transition at the veteran negotiator’s yearend retirement.

"Andy has a tremendous understanding of our business and the complexities of programming negotiations," said Mark Bowser, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "In recent years, Andy has helped expand our content distribution rights across multiple platforms and devices and he is well-equipped to aggressively drive enhanced value in Cox's video product.

A 26-year cable veteran, Albert joined Cox as director of programming in 1995, held roles of increasing responsibility and was promoted to vice president in December 2003. In his new role, he will oversee all Cox's new content acquisition, retransmission negotiations and programming contract renewals. Albert will also conduct an internal and external search to fill his former role of vice president.

Albert started his career in finance with General Electric in Connecticut, before joining TeleCable in 1987. There, he led the company's financial planning and budgeting process, managed the company's Pay Per View line of business and oversaw programming operations for more than 20 systems.

Albert graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University where he earned dual bachelor's degrees in finance and telecommunications management. Albert also received an MBA from the College of William and Mary.

Recognized internally for his leadership on Cox’s Diversity Council, Albert also serves on the board of directors of Music Choice and Volar Video and is an advisory board member for the Chastain Park Conservancy.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity eight times, including the last seven years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at y


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