This week Cox Communications begins carrying FOX Business Network on Channel 263, its digital cable sport and information tier. The network is also available in the Lafayette area on DirecTV Channel 359.
FNB is a financial news channel that touts its ability to deliver breaking news on the financial world. Its goal is to relate what’s happening on Wall Streetto Main Street viewers, specifically how fluctuating markets affect real people at home. Headquartered in New York, FBN is owned by News Corp, which has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and London.
FNB, which launched a year ago, will be carried nationwide by Cox
Communications to more than 2 million of its digital subscribers
beginning Jan. 1, 2009. The new deal will increase FBN’s total
distribution to 45 million homes, making it available in major markets
around the country.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.