Thirteen HD Is Cablevision's HD Channel Of The Day, As Part Of The Company's Continuing "45 Days in HD, on iO TV(SM)" Countdown

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Ongoing salute to excellence in HD programming recognizes each of the 45 high-definition services iO TV customers receive at no additional cost.

Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing Thirteen HD as its HD Channel of the Day, as part of the "45 Days in HD, on iO TV" countdown. Available to Cablevision's iO TV customers on channel 713, Thirteen D features public television's most acclaimed programming including series and specials like Nature and Great Performances brought to life in high-definition. Additional programs include NOVA, Frontline, Austin City Limits, and American Experience as well as kids' favorites like Jakers!, BoohBah and It's a Big, Big World are seen throughout the day.

During the countdown, Cablevision is recognizing each of the 45 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 customers who want to "see" in HD.

"Cablevision is pleased to honor Thirteen HD as today's Channel of the Day in the recently expanded '45 Days in HD, on iO TV' countdown," said John Trierweiler, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "Thirteen HD presents a broad array of unique programming that showcases the stunning visuals made possible by the HD format and is a great example of the quality programming iO customers enjoy."

Featured programming for December 24, 2007 includes:

  • 12 p.m. - Seasons Greetings from Yellowstone

Specially created for Thirteen's HD viewers, Season's Greetings From Yellowstone is a breathtaking, rare look at wintertime in America's first national park. Set to holiday music, this special features stunning views handpicked from over 70 hours of footage recently filmed for Nature.

3 million people visit Yellowstone annually but few dare to do so in wintertime when extreme cold, high winds, and frozen landscapes make the going rough, yet often beautifully serene. Filmed in temperatures as extreme as 45-degrees below, Season's Greetings takes you to this wonderland where diamond dust falls, bison roam, and the park's unique thermal activity creates spectacular geysers and dreamy refuges for the park's wildlife.

Beginning at 12 p.m. on Monday, December 24, the two-hour Season's Greetings From Yellowstone will air continuously for 24-hours.

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.

About Cablevision:
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


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