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Lauranerf's avatar
Lauranerf
New Contributor
3 years ago

What is the $23 "Sports Credit Aug 11" on my latest bill?

It's nice to get any kind of discount on my Cox bill, but I have no idea what this credit is for. There wasn't an explanation on the bill.

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  • JonathanJ's avatar
    JonathanJ
    Former Moderator
    @Lauranerf

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limited sports programming content was televised during the months of April, May, and June of 2020. Most regional sports networks are providing Cox with rebates for this limited programming.

    As a courtesy, Cox is passing along a portion of these reimbursements as a one-time credit.

    Jonathan J
    Cox Moderator
    • Bruce's avatar
      Bruce
      Honored Contributor III

      I noticed you wrote "portion" in your explanation.  When a Sports Network charges Cox to transmit regional sports, does Cox pay a "portion" of this original charge or does Cox recoup 100% of this charge from their cable-TV subscribers?

      As much as this charge spikes every year, I seriously doubt Cox would pay any portion; however, Cox will opportunistically take a portion of any rebate.  Does Cox take an Admin Fee for having to process any rebate?

      Why'd it take over a year to calculate your "share?"

  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    Is there an erroneous charge on your previous bill?