Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2008
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing World Cinema 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 779, World Cinema HD features the first channel dedicated exclusively to international movies, all transferred to stunning 1080i high definition and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. World Cinema HD takes viewers beyond the borders of Hollywood with some of the world's most celebrated and provocative titles in the history of motion pictures.
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 World Cinema 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. "World Cinema HD's extensive library of influential cinema from around the globe is a great example of the quality and diversity of high-definition programming iO customers enjoy."
Featured Programming For January 16, 2008 includes:
4:20 p.m. - METADE FUMACA (AKA: BUN CHI YIN
(1999, Miramax, Directed by Kam-Hung Yip)
After living in Brazil for 30 years, a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease returns to his home in Hong Kong to confront his arch nemesis.
6:05 p.m. - CESAR AND ROSALIE
(1972, Wellspring, Directed by Claude Sautet)
In this romantic drama a ménage a trois between a woman and her two lovers ebbs and flows over the years.
8 p.m. - LO ZIO INDEGNO
(1989, Krugman, Directed by Franco Brusati)
In this Italian comedy a lustful, fun loving old uncle goes to live with his uptight nephew. At first the nephew is outraged by his lascivious uncle, however he soon is drawn to the old man's love of life and all its pleasures.
10:20 p.m. - THE BAD SLEEP WELL
(1960, Janus, Directed by Akira Kurosawa)
In this crime drama, director Akira Kurosawa tells the tale of a young executive on the rise within his company. As he gets closer to the top he is faced with the rampant corruption throughout the corporate world. The film is a variation on Hamlet.
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, 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.
Patrick MacElroy, 516-803-1249