Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2007
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing Ultra 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 729, Ultra HD features the hottest fashion, the coolest styles and an insight into the luxe life from around the world. Ultra HD presents a 24/7, commercial-free slate of high fashion and lifestyle programming, in superb quality 1080i HD and 5.1 Dolby© Digital Surround Sound, offering an unparalleled way to experience the textures, colors and vivid details of the world of design.
During the countdown, Cablevision is recognizing each of the 44 high-definition services iO 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.
"Cablevision is pleased to recognize ULTRA HD as today's high-definition 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. "The world of fashion and style has never looked better than in the vivid 1080i high-definition format available to iO HD customers."
FEATURED PROGRAMMING FOR DECEMBER 12, 2007 includes:
- 8 p.m. FASHION AVENUE - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
The half-hour series, hosted by British supermodel Jodie Kidd, showcases shops from the most stylish streets in the world.
- 8:30 p.m. APPETIZING ADVENTURES WITH LUKE MANGAN
This new Ultra HD original series joins renowned Australian chef, Luke Mangan, on an exotic culinary road trip throughout Asia. With a mission of finding new dishes to add to the menu at his celebrated Sydney restaurant, glass, Mangan's gastronomic instincts lead him to experience new culinary customs, sample top dishes and attempt to master new cooky techniques. Tonight we join Luke on his adventures in South Korea
- 9 p.m. BEHIND THE LABEL - DONNA KARAN
During this candid interview, the designer opens up about her business, her personal life, her charity, her inspirations and her many achievements. Karan also discusses the elements of her design philosophy which have allowed her to maintain her status as one of America's top designers for over 20 years
- 9:30 p.m. FULL FRONTAL FASHION - NEW YORK: SPRING 2008
ULTRA HD's FULL FRONTAL FASHION offers comprehensive, insider coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Special guest host, Carmen Electra, reports directly from the Tents at Bryant Park guiding viewers through the runway shows of New York's premier high-fashion event while FULL FRONTAL FASHION's regular commentators, Judy Licht, Lloyd Boston and James Aguiar provide up-close coverage from the catwalks to the action backstage, with interviews and commentary by leading editors, designers and models.
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 that passes 4.6 million homes and hundreds of thousands of businesses in the New York metropolitan area.. 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.
Patrick MacElroy, 516-803-1249
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