Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) January 2, 2008
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing NBC 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 704, NBC HD features the NBC television network's prime-time and late-night scripted programs shot in HD quality.
The NBC HD schedule runs simultaneously with that of the network's broadcast lineup and features the award-winning and critically acclaimed favorites including "The Office," "30 Rock," "Hereos," "ER," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and the "Law & Order"-branded drama series, among other favorites.
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.
"Cablevision is pleased to honor NBC 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. "NBC HD allows iO TV customers to experience their favorite NBC programs, including news, sports, comedies, drama and more in the vivid high-definition format iO TV that is changing the home entertainment experience."
Featured programming for January 2, 2008 includes:
- 8 p.m. - Deal or No Deal (New Episode)
September 11 World Trade Center attack survivor Will Jimeno tries his luck at becoming a millionaire
- 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. (New Episodes)
"Law & Order" returns to NBC for its 18th season, premiering with two back-to-back original episodes that introduce new series stars Jeremy Sisto and Linus Roache as a detective and assistant district attorney, respectively, in the Emmy-winning drama.
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.
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.