Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2008
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing THE MOVIE CHANNEL® 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 780, THE MOVIE CHANNEL® HD brings the true movie theater experience to life. For people that are passionate about movies, THE MOVIE CHANNEL® HD presents the best movies in full-spectrum quality 1080 high definition--a picture that's up to five times sharper than standard TV--and mind-blowing Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. From laugh-out-loud comedies, heart-stopping dramas to explosive action films, viewers can experience every exciting sound, sight and detail with THE MOVIE CHANNEL® HD - now free with your subscription to THE MOVIE CHANNEL®.
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 THE MOVIE CHANNEL® 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. "THE MOVIE CHANNEL® HD is a great destination for viewers interested in top-quality movies presented in the dynamic high-definition format available through iO TV."
Featured Programming For January 21, 2008 includes:
8 p.m. - MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION
As a family reunion approaches, secrets are revealed and tensions rise, and a pistol-packing grandma, Madea, (Tyler Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate including the runaway who has been placed under her care and her love-troubled nieces. She must use every tactic in her arsenal to not only keep the peace, but keep her family together. There's nothing broken that can't be fixed with love, and it's even funnier and bolder in HD.
10 p.m. - PULP FICTION
Catch this classic movie from 1994 by director Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction is a crime drama with a nonlinear storyline known for its rich, eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, and wealth of cinematic and pop culture references. Nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. It was also awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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.
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Patrick MacElroy, 516-803-1249