Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2007
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing YES 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 715, YES HD is the most-watched regional sports network in the country for the past four years and features the 26-time World Champion New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets. YES, which has earned 104 Emmy Award nominations and 26 Emmy Awards since its launch, also televises other pro and college sports, as well as original biography, interview and magazine programs, and live daily simulcasts of WFAN Radio's top-rated Mike and the Mad Dog Show.
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.
"We are pleased to honor YES 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. "New York area sports fans know that YES HD on iO TV gives them the best seat in the house for New York Yankees and New Jersey Nets action."
FEATURED PROGRAMMING FOR DECEMBER 14, 2007 includes:
- 12 p.m. YANKEES HOT STOVE
Bob Lorenz and an impressive collection of Yankees and MLB beat writers and columnists serve up the inside scoop on the off-season dealings of the Yankees and other MLB teams during this weekly show. The panel breaks down the latest trade and free agent activity ensuring that Yankees fans don't miss a beat in the off season.
- 8 p.m. NETS VS. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS NBA BASKETBALL
The Nets' triumvirate of Jason Kidd, Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson take the court against the Cavs, led by phenom LeBron James. Prior to the game, YES' Nets Pre-Game Show hosted by Bob Lorenz previews the contest and its key individual match-ups. After the game, Lorenz hosts the Nets Post-Game Show.
- 11 P.M. THIS WEEK IN FOOTBALL
YES Network's This Week in Football is a weekly studio show previewing and reviewing New York Giants and New York Jets games, and NFL action in general, while providing in-depth analysis from NFL experts. Hosted by Bob Lorenz, the show also features New York Daily News NFL columnist Gary Myers, former Giants tight end Howard Cross, former NFL coach Larry Pasquale and YES' Kimberly Jones. The Coach's Class segment, hosted by former Jets and Eagles assistant coach Pasquale, provides a look at the Giants' and Jets' upcoming game strategies.
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.
Patrick MacElroy, 516-803-1249