Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2007
Cablevision Systems Corp. (http://www.cablevision.com) today is recognizing Fox Sports Net New York (FSN NY) 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 717, FSN NY HD offers sports enthusiasts exclusive coverage of the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders of the NHL along with a strong line-up of college football and basketball coverage and additional top quality programming from Fox Sports Net including "Best Damn Sports Show," "Halls of Fame" and "The Game 365."
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 proud to honor Fox Sports Net NY 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. "Presenting New York Islander and New Jersey Devils hockey in vibrant 1080i high-definition format, FSN NY is changing the way iO customers watch sports and experience outstanding NHL action."
FEATURED PROGRAMMING FOR DECEMBER 19, 2007 includes:
- 7 p.m., Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders
Live from Nassau Coliseum this match-up of Eastern Conference rivals will be broadcast in spectacular 1080i HD on FSNY HD.
- 11 p.m. Best Damn Top 50 Plays of 2007
Featuring the most unforgettable and sensational plays of the year, Fox Sports' The Best Damn Sports Show Period takes sports talk to the next level, combining the very best of talk shows and humor and marrying it with on-the-money sports discussion, review and interpretation.
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
pmacelro @ cablevision.com
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