STARZ 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 Starz HD as its HD Channel of the Day, as part of the ongoing "45 Days in HD, on iO TV" countdown. Available to Cablevision's iO TV customers on channel 740, Starz HD brings the most intense video experiences to your home, with crystal clear images and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. Starz HD presents exclusive hit movies like Ghost Rider, Bridge to Terabithia and Wild Hogs as well as new original programs such as Head Case and Hollywood Residential. Each month Starz HD features more than 70 movies presented in brilliant high-definition format, including a new hit movie premiere every Saturday night.

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 on customers who want to "see" in HD.

"We are pleased to honor Starz HD as today's Channel of the Day in our ongoing '45 Days in HD, on iO TV' countdown," said John Trierweiler, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "Starz HD presents box office hits and fan favorites in the crystal-clear high-definition format that brings the big screen experience to the iO TV living room."

Featured programming for December 28, 2007 includes:

  •     The Touch, 9:10 am, ET/PT

A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected.

  •     Pittsburgh, 10:35 am, ET/PT

When Jeff Goldblum's new-found love is cast in The Music Man, and must move to Goldblum's hometown of Pittsburgh, he decides to put his Hollywood life on hold and audition for the lead role so he can be with his girlfriend.

  •     Bamboozled, 12:00 pm, ET/PT

A black television writer, as a protest, produces a modern, minstrel show, complete with black-face make-up and taboo caricatures-but then it becomes a hit! A satire by Spike Lee.

  •     The Holiday, 2:20 pm & 11:00 pm, ET/PT

An American woman with 'man troubles' crosses paths with a British woman who lives in a small English village and has a similar dilemma.

  •     Brother Where Art Thou?, 4:45 pm, ET/PT

A smooth conman, accompanied by his dim-witted fellow prison escapees, travels across the small-town south to dig up loot in this quirky, hilarious adventure.

  •     The Guardian, 6:35 pm, ET/PT

A legendary rescue swimmer, after losing his crew in a fatal crash, mentors a young recruit, teaching him the meaning of sacrifice.

  •     Ghost Rider, 9:00 pm, ET/PT

A stunt motorcyclist transforms into a fiery skull-headed superhero to battle a dark force.

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, 45 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, 516-803-1249


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