Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2008
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing TNT IN 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 737, TNT IN HD brings viewers to the heart of the drama, with blockbuster movies, championship sports like the NBA playoffs and NASCAR, and gripping series like THE CLOSER, the number one series in cable history.
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 TNT IN 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. "TNT IN HD presents a unique blend of top series, original programming and exciting sports action that gets viewers into the action with iO TV's crystal clear high-definition picture and dynamic surround sound."
Featured Programming For January 23, 2008 Includes:
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Law & Order (2 Episodes)
The drama of critically-acclaimed series Law & Order is on TNT in HD. Experience the intriguing and dramatic stories of the NYPD and the men and women of the criminal justice system ripped straight from the headlines as they investigate cases of brutal homicides and try to find answers to put the proper criminals behind bars. Uncover the truth in this hit crime drama gives you two perspectives on how the case gets solved.
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - We Were Soldiers
Mel Gibson stars in this dramatic, fact-based tale about Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore and the 400 troops under his command, who are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first major battle of the Vietnam War. Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Barry Pepper, Madeleine Stowe and Keri Russell co-star.
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