As the local cable companies delve into adding extremely local flavor, Cox Communications is offering a new twist on broadcasting local high school football games. It wants viewers to choose which one gets to be on TV next.
The Rancho Santa Margarita cable company, which serves much of South Orange County, airs a game of the week every Friday night at 11:30 p.m. Usually, the game is picked by Cox. But this week, Cox is leaving it up to viewers.
There are six possible games in the running and right now, it’s a close race between the Dana Hills vs. Mission Viejo and the Irvine vs. University games. The latest numbers are below:
|Orange Lutheran vs. Santa Margarita||1.66%|
|Dana Hills vs. Mission Viejo||39.05%|
|Tesoro vs. Aliso Niguel||0.41%|
|Irvine vs. University||38.55%|
|San Juan Hills vs. Laguna Hills||3.51%|
|Northwood vs. Trabuco Hills||16.83%|
Interested parties, or uninterested parties, can vote HERE.
Voting ends Thursday (Nov. 5) at noon, so you better get your vote in! Around 15,000 votes have been received. Only one vote per IP address per day. While this sounds like it’s popular with the audience, Cox spokeswoman Lana Ong tells me the contest is just for this week’s game. Stay tuned if Cox is moving coverage of high school games this way in the future.
The winning game will air Friday, Nov. 13.
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