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Cox Contour TV Starter Channel Lineup

Find out if the Cox Contour TV Starter package is right for you with our channel lineup guide.

75+ local channels
Cox Contour TV Starter
Pro
TBS, MeTV, Telemundo, and more included
Pro
Premium channel add-ons available
Con
No cable channels included
Con
Low channel count
Pro
TBS, MeTV, Telemundo, and more included
Pro
Premium channel add-ons available
Con
No cable channels included
Con
Low channel count

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Contour TV Starter is Cox’s cheapest TV plan. It comes with over 75 local channels, including The CW and BET.

Unfortunately, TV Starter doesn’t have popular channels like CBS Sports Network, CNN, or FX, so be sure to double-check the table below for your favorite channels before you sign up.

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Cox Contour TV Starter channels

Channel
Contour TV Starter (75+ channels)
Local channels
A&E
ACC Network
ActionMax
Africa Channel
AMC
American Heroes Channel
Animal Planet
Aspire
BabyFirstTV
BBC America
BET
Boomerang
Bounce TV
Bravo
BYUtv
C-SPAN
C-SPAN 2
C-SPAN 3
Cartoon Network / Adult Swim
CBS Sports Network
CMT
CNBC
CNN
CNN en Español
CINEMAX®
Comedy Central
COMET TV
Cooking Channel
Cowboy Channel
Crime + Investigation
Daystar
Destination America
Discovery Channel
Discovery Family
Discovery Life
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
E!
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNEWS
ESPN Deportes
ESPNU
EWTN
EWTN en Español
Flix
Food Network
FOX Business Network
FOX Deportes
FOX News Channel
FOX Soccer Plus
FOX Sports 1
Freeform
FX
FXX
FYI
Galavisión
GSN
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HBO®
Heroes & Icons
HGTV
HISTORY
HLN
HSN
IFC
Impact Network
IndiePlex
INSP
ION
Investigation Discovery
Jewelry Television
Lifetime
Lifetime Real Women
LOGO
Longhorn Network
MeTV
MLB Network
MLB Network Strike Zone
MoreMax
MovieMax
MSNBC
MTV
MTV2
MTV Classic
MTV Tr3s
Military History
MOTOR TREND
MoviePlex
Music Choice channels
NBA TV
NBC Universo
NFL Network
NFL RedZone
NHL Network
National Geographic
NatGeo Wild
Newsmax
Nickelodeon / Nick at Nite
Nick Jr.
Nick Music
Nicktoons
Outdoor Channel
OWN
Oxygen
Pac-12 Network
Paramount Network
Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®
PBS
PBS Create
PBS Kids
PBS World
Pop
Pursuit
QVC
QVC 2
QVC 3
RetroPlex
Science Channel
SEC Network
SEC Network 2
ShopHQ
Smithsonian
Sportsman Channel
STARZ®
SundanceTV
Syfy
TBN
TBS
Telemundo
Turner Classic Movies
TeenNick
Tennis Channel
The CW
The Movie Channel
The Movie Channel Xtra
The Word Network
ThrillerMax
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
TUDN
TV5Monde
TV Land
TV One
USA Network
UniMás
Universal Kids
Univision
Up
VH1
VICELAND
WE tv
Weather Channel
World Fishing Network
YurView
Zona Futbol

A note about channel numbers: Cox TV listings—and those of other cable TV providers—vary depending on your area. So if you want to know the channel number for a particular network, the best way to find it is to visit the Cox channel lineup page. If you can’t find it there, contact Cox customer support and ask a rep.

For more details on Cox TV plans, check out our comprehensive review.

Contour TV Starter add-on packages and channels

Cox offers plenty of add-ons for TV Starter, including premium channels like Max and STARZ.

Max

Price: $16/mo.
Channels included:

  • HBO
  • Max App
  • HBO2
  • HBO Comedy
  • HBO Family
  • HBO Signature
  • HBO Zone
  • HBO Latino

CINEMAX

Price: $12/mo.
Channels included:

  • CINEMAX
  • 5StarMax
  • ActionMax
  • ThrillerMax
  • MaxHD

MGM+

Price: $6/mo. for 12 months

Paramount+ with SHOWTIME

Price: $11/mo.
Channels included:

  • SHOWTIME
  • SHOWTIME 2
  • SHOWCASE
  • SHOWTIME EXTREME
  • SHOWTIME BEYOND
  • SHOWTIME NEXT
  • SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE
  • SHOWTIME WOMEN
  • SHOWTIME HD
  • SHOWCASE HD
  • SHOWTIME EXTREME HD

STARZ

Price: $10/mo.
Channels included:

  • STARZ
  • STARZ HD
  • STARZ Edge
  • STARZ Edge HD
  • STARZ Cinema
  • STARZ Comedy
  • STARZ Comedy HD
  • STARZ In Black
  • STARZ In Black HD
  • STARZ Kids & Family
  • STARZ Kids & Family HD

Cox Contour TV Starter channel lineup FAQ

What is in the Cox TV Starter package?

The Contour TV Starter package is Cox’s cheapest TV package, costing $61.00 per month for 75+ local channels.

If you want local channels only, we recommend buying an over-the-air antenna (OTA). An OTA will give you the local channels offered in Contour TV Starter for a single one-time fee.

How much is Cox Contour TV Starter a month?

Cox Contour TV Starter costs $61.00 per month for one year. All Cox cable TV packages include your first HD receiver at no charge. You also may pay extra taxes and fees for additions like extra receivers and regional sports networks (RSN). Learn more about Cox cable TV’s hidden fees here.

What's the difference between Contour TV Starter vs Contour TV Preferred?

Cox Contour TV Starter costs $61.00 per month for 75+ channels, all of which are local channels. Cox Contour TV Preferred has almost double the amount of channels (140+, both local and cable) for $115.00 per month.

What's the difference between Contour TV Starter vs Contour TV Ultimate?

Cox Contour TV Starter is Cox’s most basic TV package, coming in at $61.00 per month for 75+ channels, all of which are local channels.

Cox Contour TV Ultimate is Cox’s top-tier TV package, offering 250+ channels for $152.00 per month. With Contour TV Ultimate you’ll get local and cable channels, plus premium channels like HBO, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, and STARZ.

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