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If you reside in California, you must be familiar with Cox Communications. Ranked as the 3rd largest cable provider in the U.S., Cox provides cable internet and TV services across 19 states. The provider has a monumental footprint in Arizona, Rhode Island, and Nevada.

That is some tidbits of ISP jargon, which tell us about Cox corporate standing. But one of the key reasons that make Cox Communications so special for consumers is that the provider has not let its cable services go stale. By upgrading its network infrastructure, and bringing it up to par with the latest in networking tech, Cox has greatly improved the quality of its internet services. And on the same lines, the provider has endeavored to introduce the modern face of cable TV to nationwide audiences. That is why despite the rising popularity of streaming networks in the U.S., Cox cable TV is still relevant!

To say the least, Cox is not your typical cable TV provider. Rather the service gives you many new-gen options to fulfill your televisual cravings. You are never left solely limited to your TV set.

Today, however, we would like to keep our agenda simple. You stumbled upon this article because one, you are a sports enthusiast, and two, you are itching to watch the NFL matches and replays. But either ESPN is lost among the countless Cox channels on your subscribed Cox lineup. Or you are a potential subscriber as of yet and are just exploring.

In any case, let us get to the gist of it!

What Channel is ESPN on Cox San Diego?

Talking about the real deal – ESPN on Cox San Diego. Well, Cox Contour TV plans are divided into four tiers – Starter, Preferred, Preferred Plus, and Ultimate. The Contour TV Starter lineup is basic and it revolves around local programming. The Preferred and Preferred Plus channel lineups are middle of the road and tend to include quite a variety of local and popular American networks. The only difference between the two is that the former offers 140+ local and cable TV channels and the latter provides access to 170+ local, cable TV, and premium channels. The Ultimate lineup is lavish and comes with everything included — even the premium networks and most channel packs.

ESPN — the widely popular American sports network — is one of the main highlights of the Cox channel lineup. The flagship channel ESPN and a bunch of its sister channels are all part of the Cox Contour TV Preferred, Preferred Plus, and Ultimate lineups.

The taxing part is searching for each channel, and trying to find what number it is. To help you make things convenient, we have listed these channel numbers in the table below.

Channel Channel Number(s) ESPN Inclusion in Cox TV Plans
ESPN 3 or 27 Contour TV Preferred & Contour TV Ultimate
ESPN2 28 Contour TV Preferred & Contour TV Ultimate
ESPNU 322 Contour TV Ultimate
ESPNews 323 Contour TV Ultimate
ESPN Deportes 325 Contour TV Ultimate
ESPN Deportes 419 Contour TV Ultimate

What to Watch on ESPN?

ESPN is a match made in heaven for sports fanatics. You are not limited to a single spectrum from the sports arena. Rather you get to watch and explore telecasts of NFL, NBA, Wimbledon, and so much more. There is something for every sports lover on the network.

So many leagues to follow, so little time. Selecting a favorite show might leave you confused however, no telecast, news show or original series will do you wrong. Here is a list of some popular shows ESPN airs:

Current ESPN Programming

Game Telecasts Sports News & Analysis Talk & Debate

ESPN College Football Primetime

ESPN Megacast

NBA Wednesday

NBA Friday

Monday Night Football


Big Monday


Super Tuesday

ACC Wednesday

NFL Primetime

NFL Live

NFL Rewind

NFL Matchup

College Football Final

Sunday NFL Countdown

Monday Night Countdown

NBA Countdown


Baseball Tonight

Around the Horn

First Take

Get Up!

Pardon the Interruption

The Pat McAfee Show

If you do not want to miss out on the latest sports updates, analysis and telecasts, stay updated with the ESPN network schedule for all the upcoming shows, replays, and Live content.

Best Cox TV Packages in San Diego, CA

You now know which channel number ESPN is on Cox San Diego. You also know which shows and sports telecasts to follow. But, if you are not yet a Cox subscriber, you must pick the ideal Cox TV plan. And if you are already subscribed to Cox, and want to upgrade to a higher TV plan, again you must make an informed choice.

With the information about ESPN channels on Cox San Diego that we shared earlier and key features of Cox TV packages mentioned below, we hope you will be able to make a wise choice.


Plan Details


Call to Order

Contour TV Starter

· 75+ local networks

· Top broadcast networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, & more!

· One Contour box with Voice Remote included

· Premium add-ons available


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Contour TV Preferred

· 140+ local and cable TV channels

· Popular cable channels, including local broadcast networks, ESPN, HGTV, USA, PBS, & more!

· One Contour box with Voice Remote included

· Customize with add-ons


Call to Order

Contour TV Ultimate

· 250+ local and cable TV channels

· Extensive lineup with premium networks like NFL Network, Disney Junior, HBO Max & more!

· One Contour box with Voice Remote included

· Exciting add-ons available


Call to Order

*Everyday low price. No annual contract.

*Data effective as of publish date. For more details, contact Cox customer service at 855-349-9316

Already subscribed to Cox TV Starter? Satisfied with the variety of local and popular American networks you get for only $56/mo., but you cannot help missing the ESPN sports gala? Well, we would recommend you upgrade to Cox TV Preferred.

Another way of watching all the sought after ESPN channels are to subscribe to Cox TV Ultimate. The best part about doing that is, Cox TV Ultimate includes all TV add-ons so you get the entire variety from the ESPN network in your lineup.

What’s More? Find What’s Included in Cox Contour TV Service

The Cox lineup maxes out with 250+ channels. The service comes with several add-ons that you can use to customize your TV plan. If you are tight on budget, you can subscribe to the Cox streaming service — Contour Flex — alongside Cox Internet. Cox also gives you a DVR service to record shows & movies and watch on your own timeline. There is a Cox Contour App, which lets you stream On Demand titles as well as access programming from channels included in your Cox cable TV plan. Plus, network and streaming apps are also available. Last but not least comes the intelligent on-screen TV guide. Together with the voice remote, the guide makes it a piece of cake to navigate through all your options from one platform.

All this makes Cox TV service a concoction of the traditional norms of cable TV and the modern standards of convenience.

The Endnote

ESPN is a nationwide favorite and it is a real steal if you are getting the flagship ESPN channel and all sister channels at an affordable price from Cox San Diego. If you are not subscribed already, do give it a thought. You will not regret choosing Cox as your entertainment partner!

For more detail, dial Cox San Diego phone number i.e. 855-349-9316. Spanish customers can visit Cox servicio al cliente to speak to an expert for suggestions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What channel is ESPN on Cox?

    ESPN is available on channel number 3 or 27 for Cox San Diego.

  2. Is ESPN on Cox cable?

    Yes, the ESPN channel is available with Cox Contour TV Preferred & Contour TV Ultimate plans.

  3. How can I watch ESPN Plus on my TV?

    Download the app on any supported players to watch ESPN on your TV. This can be done on your laptop, smartphone, TV, etc.

  4. How do I get the ESPN app on my smart TV?

    You can normally get it through the TV Provider option, click Subscriptions, and then follow the required steps to get the channel on your TV.