Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2007
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing MOJO HD as its HD Channel of the Day, as part of the ongoing "44 Days in HD, on iO TV" countdown. Available to Cablevision's iO TV customers on channel 701, MOJO HD is the premiere destination on cable for the modern man, featuring a television experience tailored to fit interests from exceptional food and extreme locales, to high tech toys and the best of sports, music, movies and more. With all programs presented in 100 percent high-definition, MOJO HD is 180 degrees from ordinary.
During the countdown, Cablevision is recognizing each of the 44 high-definition services iO TV customers receive at no additional cost, including all nine local professional sports teams in HD. Unlike its satellite and phone company competitors, Cablevision does not impose additional fees and charges on customers who want to "see" in HD.
"We are pleased to honor MOJO HD as today's Channel of the Day in our ongoing '44 Days in HD, on iO TV' countdown," said John Trierweiler, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "MOJO HD presents iO customers with a broad range of lifestyle programming in the stunning high-definition format that is changing the home entertainment experience."
FEATURED PROGRAMMING FOR DECEMBER 11, 2007 includes:
- 2 p.m. LONDON LIVE - The Killers, Pink & All Saints
Discover the newest musical acts before the next guy does and hear the next song to import straight to your play list. Experience UK's exploding music scene for yourself in this live performance showcase.
- 4 p.m. PRESSURE COOK - Belize
Each week, Pagano is abandoned in an exotic locale and forced to earn money solely using off-the-cuff cooking skills. Dishing out meals for every culture, palate and occasion, find out if he can finance a plane ticket home before the week is up.
- 4:30 p.m. TEST DRIVE - Need for Speed
Fuel injected, full turbo and fresh off the line. Host Craig Jackson turns the road into his playground and steers you through this insiders guide to everything auto.
- 5 p.m. AFTER HOURS WITH DANIEL: SONA
For years, the secret late night dinners of internationally-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud were exclusive to his celebrity and top chef guests. Now, you can join them behind-the-scenes at the best restaurants as they trade recipes, culinary secrets and untold stories.
- 5:30 p.m. DR. DANGER: SOMALIA
Bob Arnot is more than an intrepid world traveler or seasoned news correspondent. He's opinionated, outspoken, fearless and the most compelling travel guide you'll ever have.
- 7 p.m. NBA TV: INDIANA PACERS at CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
- 11 p.m. TIMELESS
Behind every great play is a tale of dedication, drive and determination. Emmy Award winning series Timeless taps into the classic themes of sports and competition; the plight of the underdog, the impossible play, the unlikely hero and their remarkable talent. Their stories are off-beat, inspiring and, of course ... timeless.
Cablevision's high-definition line-up has more than doubled over the last year, and the company has the capacity today to deliver hundreds of channels of high-definition programming over its fully-deployed fiber optic network. More than 900,000 of Cablevision's nearly 2.6 million iO TV customers have at least one high-definition television and HD-cable set-top box in the home.
In an effort to drive consumer awareness and continued adoption of HDTV, Cablevision recently launched a retail partnership with P.C. Richard & Son, the New York metropolitan area's leading consumer appliance and electronics retailer, which allows customers to conveniently sign up for all three Optimum products -- iO TV digital cable, Optimum Online high-speed Internet access and Optimum Voice phone service -- at 35 P.C. Richard & Son retail locations in Cablevision's service territory. Cablevision is also providing its award-winning digital cable service to more than 30 store locations, so customers can experience the best in high-definition programming while they shop for a new HD television set.
Nearly 83 percent of Cablevision's cable customers are iO TV digital cable customers, the highest digital penetration in the nation. iO TV offers customers access to more than 360 channels, including 53 premium movie channels, 48 channels of commercial-free digital music, more than 1,800 titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, 44 high-definition programming services and groundbreaking interactive television applications including News 12 Interactive.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO: Interactive Optimum® digital television, Optimum Online® high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice® digital voice-over-cable, and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, WE tv and other national and regional networks. In addition to its telecommunications and programming businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.
About MOJO (http://www.mojohd.com)
MOJO was created exclusively for the discerning upscale male, with attitude, wit and style. Formerly INHD, the network has been a pioneer in hi-def television since 2003, and is among the most widely distributed HD networks on cable. It consistently earns high marks from HD viewers for the pristine quality of its 1080i picture and 5.1 sound and ranks as a viewer favorite. Original shows are about wide-ranging men's interests including high tech, finance, comedy-reality, adventurous travel, music, cuisine and spirits. Other programming includes high profile professional and college sports, movies, concerts and big events. The network is 100% high-definition and available as part of the HD offerings from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Charter Communications Inc., Bright House Networks, Mediacom, Patriot and others. MOJO is owned by iN DEMAND Networks, whose members are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership.
Patrick MacElroy, 516-803-1249
pmacelro @ cablevision.com
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