WJAR-TV (Channel 10) and Cox Communications are launching Ocean State Networks (OSN) on Cox, airing Channel 10 newscasts around the clock, along with Cox broadcasts of high school and college sports - including Providence College basketball. The move will mean the end of Cox Sports as a standalone station.
"It is exciting to be part of this project,” said Vic
Vetters, WJAR's general manager, in a statement. “NBC 10 News is the market
leader when it comes to local news and we pride ourselves
in being everywhere for our viewers. We’re on mobile devices, on the
web, on social networks and now, with the addition of OSN, our viewers
can access NBC 10 on Cox when the time is convenient for them.”
WPRI-TV has been nipping at the heels of WJAR, which has long led the ratings race for local news.