Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) February 5, 2008
Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing HGTV 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 730, HGTV HD features high-definition highlights from America's leader in home and lifestyle programming.
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 HGTV 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. "HGTV HD is a great example of the quality and diversity of high-definition programming iO customers enjoy."
Featured HGTV HD Programming On February 5, 2008 Includes:
7 p.m. - KEYS TO THE CASTLE
What is it like to live in a castle? American host John Barrowman tours four castles from Dorset and Suffolk to Scotland and discovers what everyday life is like behind those towers.
8 p.m. - SMALL SPACE, BIG STYE
Small Space, Big Style features incredibly stylish homes, all measuring in at under 1,000 square feet.
9 p.m - DON'T SWEAT IT
Host Steve Watson has a knack for helping homeowners take on those improvements they never had time for. Our high-octane host rumbles into town and shows guests how to finish projects they've been putting off. Indoor, outdoor, all around the house
10 p.m. - WHAT'S WITH THAT HOUSE
Takes viewers behind the closed doors of the most talked about houses in the neighborhood to meet the interesting people who live there and take a look inside their unique homes.
10:30 p.m. - World's Most Extreme Homes
A fascinating look into some of the most unconventional houses of today and the families that call them home
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